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Too Precious for Pâté: Howard the Duck returns in September

Spider-Man: Back in Quack #1

Spider-Man: Back in Quack #1

Considering their history, I guess — or hope, anyway — that someone at Disney has a sense of humor, as Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik’s most famous creation, Howard the Duck, returns to comics this fall in Spider-Man: Back in Quack #1. Written by Stuart Moore and drawn by Mark Brooks, the book popped up in the advanced solicitations for the Spider-Man titles for September. Sporting a cover (above) by Skottie Young and back-up Man-Thing story by Moore and Joe Suitor, the solicitation text reads:

SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN QUACK #1
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils by MARK BROOKS & JOE SUITOR
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Presenting two of Marvel’s finest: Spider-Man and … Cynical Duck (TM)? Yes, Howard the Duck’s brain has been thoroughly scrubbed, his hard-edged humor carefully dulled down for maximum demographic acceptance. It’s up to Peter Parker to set the duck straight — but does the world prefer Howard this way? Guest-starring the villainy of SOOPhI, the utter cluelessness of Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, and the unnerving eroticism of “Swizzle,” SOOPhI’s whip-wielding corporate spokeswoman. So wrong it’s … well, no, it’s still wrong, courtesy of Stuart Moore (NAMOR) and Mark Brooks (YOUNG AVENGERS). Plus: a tiny-size Man-Thing backup feature by Stuart Moore & Joe Suitor (MARVEL BREAKOUT)!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

As Caleb at ComicsAlliance points out, Howard the Duck and Disney haven’t always gotten along, so we’ll see how long his “hard-edged humor” stays scrubbed, and whether or not he can keep his pants on.

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I’d love it if Howard flipped Disney the bird by stripping off the pants for a panel. “You don’t own me!”
hehe

Stripping off the pants would be the ultimate verification that Disney is going to let Marvel do their thing without micromanaging. Love it!

That cover makes me wish Young was drawing the whole thing.

Man, this could be either great or trite crap.
anyone can fill me in on the creators involved in this?
Gerber has MASSIVE [unfillable] shoes to fill.

can not believe. Howard is coming back for thought that moment Disney made Marvel theirs. that Howard would be sent off to comic limbo for good or worse they would make Howard have to be in pants for good. Steve no doubt is smiling and laughing over Howard being back. let alone Disney letting it happen.

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