History ComicBook / HowardTheDuck

23rd Apr '16 11:16:54 PM rwe1138
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** Until the MAX series, at least.
24th Feb '16 5:57:29 PM LentilSandEater
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[[caption-width-right:300:Not your usual FunnyAnimal.[[note]]Notice in the background: [[ComicBook/{{Thor 2014}} female Thor]], [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], ComicBook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Groot's twig form]], and ComicBook/BlackCat.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Not your usual FunnyAnimal.[[note]]Notice in the background: [[ComicBook/{{Thor 2014}} female Thor]], [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], ComicBook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Groot's twig form]], and ComicBook/BlackCat.[[/note]]]]
22nd Feb '16 3:16:15 PM LondonKdS
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* MsFanservice: Beverly, who particularly in the B&W illustrated magazine version of ''Howard the Duck'' was often shown in skimpy clothing. In addition, the character's backstory included time working as a nude model. Then there's the fact that she wore a skimpy two-piece suit in her first appearance.

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* MsFanservice: Beverly, who particularly in the B&W illustrated magazine version of ''Howard the Duck'' was often shown in skimpy clothing. In addition, the character's backstory included time working as a nude model. Then there's the fact that she wore a skimpy two-piece suit literal ChainmailBikini in her first appearance.appearance (a nerdy evil magician with a Conan complex put her into it).
21st Feb '16 10:09:44 AM LondonKdS
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: "Quack Fu".

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: "Quack Fu".The egotistical and HairTriggerTemper-afflicted Count Macho.


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** "Count Macho" is an extremely hostile parody of the real-world martial arts charlatan and frequent comic-book advertiser Count Dante.
24th Jan '16 6:33:54 PM SirSapphire
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Early on Howard would do this on occasion. In one adventure he directly addresses the readers and tell them that he ''knows'' the story took a weird turn, but it beats the initial DrivenToSuicide plot.
23rd Jan '16 11:57:03 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ColbertBump: The main reason he got anew comic in 2015 was thanks to his cameo in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
19th Jan '16 12:27:01 PM kkhohoho
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* FictionalPoliticalParty: Howard ran for President in 1976 for the All Night Party, as noted in the picture at the top of this page.

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* FictionalPoliticalParty: Howard ran for President in 1976 for the All Night Party, as noted in the (former) picture at the top of this page.
31st Dec '15 2:21:53 AM Anddrix
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Howard was also the cause of a legal dispute between Marvel and Gerber, who claimed to own the character. This caused Gerber to leave the company and led to many years of legal wranglings; in the end, the situation was settled with Marvel keeping ownership of Howard. Howard has appeared occasionally in various Marvel titles since the 1970s, and a few years ago starred in a miniseries (again by Gerber) that made open references to his sexual relationship with Beverly (it was part of Marvel's adult-oriented [[Creator/MarvelMAX MAX]] line, which may not be a canonical part of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.) He was one of the major parodied characters in the ''ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse'', merged with Creator/DCComics's SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} as ''Lobo The Duck''. Seriously. He appeared again as an agent of the dimensional-patrolling agency ARMOR in the "Marvel Zombies" comics, starring alongside various heroes such as Aaron Stack, the Machine Man, and also had an appearance in the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Superheroes]]'' game as an unlockable character.

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Howard was also the cause of a legal dispute between Marvel and Gerber, who claimed to own the character. This caused Gerber to leave the company and led to many years of legal wranglings; in the end, the situation was settled with Marvel keeping ownership of Howard. Howard has appeared occasionally in various Marvel titles since the 1970s, and a few years ago starred in a miniseries (again by Gerber) that made open references to his sexual relationship with Beverly (it was part of Marvel's adult-oriented [[Creator/MarvelMAX MAX]] line, which may not be a canonical part of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.) He was one of the major parodied characters in the ''ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse'', merged with Creator/DCComics's SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Lobo as ''Lobo The Duck''. Seriously. He appeared again as an agent of the dimensional-patrolling agency ARMOR in the "Marvel Zombies" comics, starring alongside various heroes such as Aaron Stack, the Machine Man, and also had an appearance in the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Superheroes]]'' game as an unlockable character.
29th Dec '15 6:43:40 AM Anddrix
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* {{Expy}}: Dr. Bong is clearly a parody of [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], while borrowing a few traces from [[Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau Dr. Moreau]] with his experiments regarding metamorphosis on animals.

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* {{Expy}}: Dr. Bong is clearly a parody of [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], Doctor Doom, while borrowing a few traces from [[Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau Dr. Moreau]] with his experiments regarding metamorphosis on animals.
12th Nov '15 10:51:01 AM ProfessorDetective
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