Chip Zdarsky: “Ha ha, I’m writing Howard the Duck!”

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Exhibit A: A Howard the Duck cameo at the end of the years #1 movie

Exhibit B: Marvel brings out a Howard the Duck Omnibus, reprinting the masterful comics by Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, Val Mayerik and more.

It doesn’t take much detective work to figure out that a new Howard the Duck ONGOING COMIC was on the way. And it’s by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones , EW reveals. Did I ever think I would be writing a story about Chip Zdarsky writing for Marvel? Writing Howard the Duck? No, I did not.

Remember, Disney loves cute talking animals

What can readers expect from your work on Howard the Duck? Comedy is obviously a huge part—will there be a lot of visual humor? Chip, will fans of Sex Criminals find themselves at home here?

QUINONES: Nah. I think we’re going for something a bit more grounded here. We really wanted to explore Howard’s pain and loneliness, and how he expresses his outsider frustrations with extreme violence. Kidding! It’s definitely meant to be funny. I’m a big comedy fan, so expect a lot of visual gags throughout. Chip and I have already been brainstorming some on the subject.

ZDARSKY: Expect a humorous tale of time and sexuality! I’ve basically just copied Matt’s first three Sex Criminals scripts and replaced characters with Howard and some C-level superheroes.

I think it’s going to be fun! We’ll get to explore the Marvel Universe with a very short tour guide and a very good artist and me, a man who dresses as Garfield on the weekends.

Ha ha, I’m writing Howard the Duck!

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I think Disney owning Marvel is all the more reason why Howard has to wear pants. The Powers That Be don’t want him confused with Donald, and now they have the authority to simply order it.

    I don’t know … for me, writing Howard the Duck for Disney would feel like writing Crumb’s Mr. Natural for Walmart or writing Judge Dredd for Blackwater … not necessarily wrong, but just … off.

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