You saw him in the James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy where he did his cameo but it wasn’t looking as sassy as it once looked in the 80’s Howard The Duck. Actually how many of you guys love him? Show your love and support in the comments, It is brilliant to know that Howard The Duck actually exists in Marvel’s cinematic universe.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Howard the Duck will return in comic book form this spring, and it comes from writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and artist Joe Quinones. According to Zdarsky, Howard is a pissed-off private investigator who is not very happy about being stuck on Earth. He goes on to talk about the character and explain what he’s doing with him, saying,
“He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck! He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable!
“I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things and Dr. Stranges and Spider-Mans. Cause he doesn’t fit into either, really.
“I’m just going to continue exploring those contrasts, but my ultimate goal is to make it funny. Marvel has taken chances on funny books and injecting humor into superhero titles, so I want to make sure this is worth some chuckles here and there. God, I’m picturing the reviews now: ‘Some chuckles here and there.’ Shoot for the stars, Chip!”
“Not to give anything specific away, but there’s some fun sci-fi stuff coming up. (Howard is an alien, after all.) I’ve always been drawn (fowl joke—as in bad) to that, and have always enjoyed how Marvel handles all things cosmic.”
Howard has always had weird, crazy adventures, especially with Hell Cow. This should be a fun comic, and who knows, if it’s popular, maybe we’ll see a Howard the Duck movie in Marvel’s Phase 6?