Spidey Swings By Howard The Duck #1 This Week


Howard1“It’s my face! My face is on your body!”

Our extended “slow Spider-news” cycle continues today, though we can alert you to a Spidey sighting this week.

Hot off the heels of his Guardians of the Galaxy cameo last summer, Howard the Duck is returning to comic shelves with his own book this week. Howard the Duck #1 will hit stores this Wednesday, with a story that has Howard (now working as a criminal investigator) on the trail of the now laughably out-of-character Black Cat.

Of course this means Spidey and Howard cross paths along the way.

Blastr.com has several preview pages as well as previews of the four trillion variant covers for Howard this month. Writer Chip Zdarsky says he’s hoping to utilize the character much like Howard’s creator Steve Gerber did:

“I think keeping the tone is important, but it’s been a while since Howard’s been on the scene. There’s a whole new world of stuff to be exasperated by! I just keep re-reading his previous appearances to get a rhythm to it, y’know,” he notes. “Howard isn’t my character, he’s Steve Gerber’s, but Steve used him to explore weird things and ideas and that’s what I’ll do as well. Hopefully. Unless I just go ahead and make him an X-Man.”

So welcome back to your own series, Howard. No word yet on if the title will end before the upcoming Secret Wars event reboot. If so, then Howard can look forward to being renumbered by issue #12.

–George Berryman! 

(9) Comments

  1. Aziz

    That's great too. But hearing Josh speak the lines make it easier to think of his voice on memes. Dude made a new video for that.

  2. George Berryman - Post author

    I've always "heard" the Spidey memes in their original '67 deeper adult voice. They're always funnier to me that way. <img src="http://i.imgur.com/EB1Je40.jpg">

  3. Aziz

    Had to read this in Josh Keaton's voice, thanks to Spider-Memes. Another Howard the Duck 1 with a Spidey appearance.

  4. RDMacQ

    @#3- Hopefully we'll get something tomorrow with the slate of titles being announced, as RYV is most likely going to be part of that wave.

  5. Ryan3178

    Well, I've got some Steve Ditko Newssssssssssssss. I'm mailing my letter to him this weekend.

  6. George Berryman - Post author

    @1 - Thanks James Deen! I'm a'tryin'! :cool: @2 - You ain't lyin'. It's dry out there right now aside from the casting clickbait rumors <i>du jour.</i>

  7. RDMacQ

    I really hope we get some substantial Spider-Man news soon, because we need something more to talk about other than random Spider-Man sightings in other books.

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