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HOWARD THE DUCK OMNIBUS Returns For a New Printing in October

Catch up with the Master of Quack Fu!

Get down, America! From the far reaches of Duckworld – he has returned! That’s right, the Master of Quack Fu takes center stage when the Howard The Duck Omnibus Hardcover returns for a brand new printing! Experience the groundbreaking adventures of this wild waterfowl all over again, or for the first time ever when these iconic Marvel stories return to print this October! Collecting stories from Adventures Into Fear #19, Man-Thing #1, Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5, Howard the Duck #1 - #33, Marvel Treasury Edition #12 and Marvel Team-Up #96, no fan can afford to miss this essential piece of Howard history!

Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in 1973, Howard the Duck would go on to become a staple of the Marvel comics of that era. Born on a planet populated by talking waterfowl, Howard the Duck found himself trapped on a world he never made: ours! The archetypal outsider, Howard waddled his way through the Marvel Universe for years armed with nothing but his razor sharp wit. Now, explore every one of these groundbreaking original stories as they take you from Duckworld to our world, in a Howard the Duck experience like no other!

Strap in for wild ride that celebrates the best of the foul-mouthed fowl when the duck comes home to roost in October for a new printing of the Howard the Duck Omnibus Hardcover!

For more on Howard the Duck and the history of Marvel, stay tuned to Marvel.com/75 for articles, milestones, galleries and more celebrating Marvel’s 75th Anniversary – featuring your favorite characters and creators.

RETAILERS: Place your orders for the Howard the Duck Omnibus Hardcover using Diamond Code DEC072241. Final Order Cut-Off for the Howard the Duck Omnibus Hardcover is 10/06/14.

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Edited by micah

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel definitely has plans for this character, I wouldn't be surprised if he has an ongoing in his future.

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Posted by i_dont_like_comics

i wonder what brought this about? wink wink nod nod.

Posted by HumanRocket

Clearly this isn't a coincidence to his cameo in the GOTG.

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Posted by neiliusprime

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Posted by Xwraith

They're not actually going to give him a push, are they?

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Posted by danhimself

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was really thinking that they were going to change Starlord's origin in the films and have Howard be his father....I mean we had his mom talking about how his father was an angel and then we had Nova Prime saying that his father was something that they had never encountered before and I knew that Howard was in the end credits and it just kind of clicked in my head that it would be hilarious to have Yondu meeting with his client who is off screen and telling him that they failed in their mission to retrieve his son...then have Howard step into panel b!tching them out....it would have been hilarious and I was kind of disappointed that they didn't go with that

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@neiliusprime said:

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was really thinking that they were going to change Starlord's origin in the films and have Howard be his father....I mean we had his mom talking about how his father was an angel and then we had Nova Prime saying that his father was something that they had never encountered before and I knew that Howard was in the end credits and it just kind of clicked in my head that it would be hilarious to have Yondu meeting with his client who is off screen and telling him that they failed in their mission to retrieve his son...then have Howard step into panel b!tching them out....it would have been hilarious and I was kind of disappointed that they didn't go with that

While I don't think it's that, I DO think that with the success of Rocket in Guardians, Marvel COULD be experimenting with seeing if they can reintroduce Howard. To be honest, beastiality aside, I like Howard. I really do. He's got the same appeal as Rocket and even the TMNT, he's a talking animal that in no way SHOULD make sense and yet it's still a fun comic. After all, the novelty factor alone should draw people in, a talking duck with no superpowers, fighting monsters in a world full of superheroes..... How is that NOT awesomely absurd?

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

I'll never get over how ridiculous and funny it is that a comic is named "Giant-Size Man-Thing"

Posted by Squares

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself said:

@neiliusprime said:

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was really thinking that they were going to change Starlord's origin in the films and have Howard be his father....I mean we had his mom talking about how his father was an angel and then we had Nova Prime saying that his father was something that they had never encountered before and I knew that Howard was in the end credits and it just kind of clicked in my head that it would be hilarious to have Yondu meeting with his client who is off screen and telling him that they failed in their mission to retrieve his son...then have Howard step into panel b!tching them out....it would have been hilarious and I was kind of disappointed that they didn't go with that

While I don't think it's that, I DO think that with the success of Rocket in Guardians, Marvel COULD be experimenting with seeing if they can reintroduce Howard. To be honest, beastiality aside, I like Howard. I really do. He's got the same appeal as Rocket and even the TMNT, he's a talking animal that in no way SHOULD make sense and yet it's still a fun comic. After all, the novelty factor alone should draw people in, a talking duck with no superpowers, fighting monsters in a world full of superheroes..... How is that NOT awesomely absurd?

oh I definitely don't think it's that...but it would have been ridiculously funny

I also wouldn't have a problem with a new Howard the Duck movie...it would definitely depend on how they did it though....I think they could easily make it a more family friendly film that would be great to take the younger kids to

Posted by Teerack

If they can make a Doop book work I think they can make Howard work.

Posted by strangetales

@danhimself said:

@neiliusprime said:

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was really thinking that they were going to change Starlord's origin in the films and have Howard be his father....I mean we had his mom talking about how his father was an angel and then we had Nova Prime saying that his father was something that they had never encountered before and I knew that Howard was in the end credits and it just kind of clicked in my head that it would be hilarious to have Yondu meeting with his client who is off screen and telling him that they failed in their mission to retrieve his son...then have Howard step into panel b!tching them out....it would have been hilarious and I was kind of disappointed that they didn't go with that

While I don't think it's that, I DO think that with the success of Rocket in Guardians, Marvel COULD be experimenting with seeing if they can reintroduce Howard. To be honest, beastiality aside, I like Howard. I really do. He's got the same appeal as Rocket and even the TMNT, he's a talking animal that in no way SHOULD make sense and yet it's still a fun comic. After all, the novelty factor alone should draw people in, a talking duck with no superpowers, fighting monsters in a world full of superheroes..... How is that NOT awesomely absurd?

Howard knows magic and is a master in quack-fu

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Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@strangetales: INITIALLY no powers and martial arts, unless chi control is involved, don't count as powers.

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Posted by micah

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

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@smart_dork_dude:

What do you mean by initially? I don't know much about Howard the Duck just from some dr strange comics and his old movie.

But I thought quack fu was something he learned before coming to our reality. Quack fu is from the duck world not ours

Posted by Spidey_Jackson

First Lego Marvel, then GOTG, now this......

Beata

Posted by daredevil21134

Hmmmmmm I wonder why Howard the Duck is being published again?

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@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

Posted by Spidey_Jackson
Posted by wildvine

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

I like Howard....

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Posted by Squares

@wildvine: Okay, one person cares about Howard the Duck.

Posted by wildvine

@squares: I agree that he may not have a wide enough fan base to justify another solo movie though. Personally I'd rather see him get an mature animated series anyway. Like on HBO or whatever.

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Posted by Squares

@wildvine said:

@squares: I agree that he may not have a wide enough fan base to justify another solo movie though. Personally I'd rather see him get an mature animated series anyway. Like on HBO or whatever.

I wouldn't mind that, actually.

Posted by Vulshock

I might buy this depending on what it's going to cost.

Posted by micah

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

The funny thing is everyone else said the same thing your saying right now about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Marvel pulled that off to perfection, like I said if they can get audiences to care about a raccoon and a talking tree they call pull off Howard. Guardians of the Galaxy proved anything no matter how unknown can succeed as long as it has great acting, characters, writing, and as long as it's marketed right.

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Posted by Squares

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

The funny thing is everyone else said the same thing your saying right now about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Marvel pulled that off to perfection, like I said if they can get audiences to care about a raccoon and a talking tree they call pull off Howard. Guardians of the Galaxy proved anything no matter how unknown can succeed as long as it has great acting, characters, writing, and as long as it's marketed right.

No, it didn't. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy had a following (a relatively small following, but a following nonetheless. Howard the Duck's fanbase is practically nonexistant.

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@neiliusprime said:

According to James Gunn, he said that the appearance by Howard the Duck at the end credits was simply just for fun. Maybe he will be in sequels of Guardians of the Galaxy and could possibly be featured more, but I don't think he will play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Probably. I'd love to see him make a few more cameos, but him getting another movie is probably out of the question.

Posted by micah

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

The funny thing is everyone else said the same thing your saying right now about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Marvel pulled that off to perfection, like I said if they can get audiences to care about a raccoon and a talking tree they call pull off Howard. Guardians of the Galaxy proved anything no matter how unknown can succeed as long as it has great acting, characters, writing, and as long as it's marketed right.

No, it didn't. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy had a following (a relatively small following, but a following nonetheless. Howard the Duck's fanbase is practically nonexistant.

But I was talking about the mainstream audience, since that's were most of the money comes from. In the mainstream eye their both non-existing. If Marvel can get people to turn out for Guardians, it shouldn't be much of a stretch to do the same to Howard. Howard's fanbase is about the same as Guardians before the movies and the push. As in only hardcore fans knew about him like the Guardians. Howard does have a fanbase.

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@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

The funny thing is everyone else said the same thing your saying right now about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Marvel pulled that off to perfection, like I said if they can get audiences to care about a raccoon and a talking tree they call pull off Howard. Guardians of the Galaxy proved anything no matter how unknown can succeed as long as it has great acting, characters, writing, and as long as it's marketed right.

No, it didn't. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy had a following (a relatively small following, but a following nonetheless. Howard the Duck's fanbase is practically nonexistant.

But I was talking about the mainstream audience, since that's were most of the money comes from. In the mainstream eye their both non-existing. If Marvel can get people to turn out for Guardians, it shouldn't be much of a stretch to do the same to Howard. Howard's fanbase is about the same as Guardians before the movies and the push. As in only hardcore fans knew about him like the Guardians. Howard does have a fanbase.

Sure he does. It's just nearly non-existant.

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@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

The funny thing is everyone else said the same thing your saying right now about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Marvel pulled that off to perfection, like I said if they can get audiences to care about a raccoon and a talking tree they call pull off Howard. Guardians of the Galaxy proved anything no matter how unknown can succeed as long as it has great acting, characters, writing, and as long as it's marketed right.

No, it didn't. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy had a following (a relatively small following, but a following nonetheless. Howard the Duck's fanbase is practically nonexistant.

But I was talking about the mainstream audience, since that's were most of the money comes from. In the mainstream eye their both non-existing. If Marvel can get people to turn out for Guardians, it shouldn't be much of a stretch to do the same to Howard. Howard's fanbase is about the same as Guardians before the movies and the push. As in only hardcore fans knew about him like the Guardians. Howard does have a fanbase.

Sure he does.

He does, you'd be surprised how many people quote "Quack-Fu"

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Posted by Oscuro

The comic version of Howard might be ok, I honestly don't know, but I'm not interested in the least. Plus his movie f-cking sucked

Posted by Z3RO180

YES I FREAKING LOVE HOWARD THE DUCK

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Posted by New_World_Order

Same^^

Posted by judasnixon

@squares said:

@micah said:

@squares said:

@micah said:

After this, and his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. I expect him to play a role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Please no. You'd think Marvel would have learned their lesson already.

Well that was a different time and age back then. Believe it or not after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy I think Marvel can pull it off.

Nobody cares about Howard the Duck, I don't see how a movie about him could be pulled off.

I love Howard the Duck....

Posted by Squares

@micah: Uuuuugh, seriously? People do that?

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

The meme is even funnier now; DC not being able to get Wonder Woman off the ground when Marvel have had a talking Tree, Raccoon and Duck all in the same movie, crazy.

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@smart_dork_dude:

What do you mean by initially? I don't know much about Howard the Duck just from some dr strange comics and his old movie.

But I thought quack fu was something he learned before coming to our reality. Quack fu is from the duck world not ours

Well, in recent years, Howard is appeared in Marvel Zombies 5, working alongside Machine Man and Swift Cloud for A.R.M.O.R. [and using "Rocket Racoon Style Guns"], so we can ad: Experience in Dimensional Travel, Expert with Heavy Weapon, and S.H.I.E.L.D. training and gadget

Last, in the last number of Original SinS [some week ago], it's show that he is the most intelligent person on his planet and one of the highest mind in the Universe! [Really, neither me or Howard itself think that this is true, but the Eye of the Watcher showed that!]

Posted by Ostyo

@xwraith: Oh yeah~ Like Quack Fu push to the face!

Posted by War Killer

Yeah, it seems Marvel is trying to push the character more for whatever reason. Honestly I wouldn't mind Howard appearing in future Marvel movies, but only if it were in a "where's Waldo?" kind of theme similar to Stan Lee's cameo, but not as obvious and something fans have to actively look. Marvel could make into a weird easter egg hunt for their more extreme Marvel fans, placing Howard within their movies to be found for fun, yet without it actually interfering with the movies themselves.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

Oh talk about timing...

Posted by strangetales

@strangetales said:

@smart_dork_dude:

What do you mean by initially? I don't know much about Howard the Duck just from some dr strange comics and his old movie.

But I thought quack fu was something he learned before coming to our reality. Quack fu is from the duck world not ours

Well, in recent years, Howard is appeared in Marvel Zombies 5, working alongside Machine Man and Swift Cloud for A.R.M.O.R. [and using "Rocket Racoon Style Guns"], so we can ad: Experience in Dimensional Travel, Expert with Heavy Weapon, and S.H.I.E.L.D. training and gadget

Last, in the last number of Original SinS [some week ago], it's show that he is the most intelligent person on his planet and one of the highest mind in the Universe! [Really, neither me or Howard itself think that this is true, but the Eye of the Watcher showed that!]

Here we go. Someone who know more about the character. Really he's in original sins? Cool stuff. I've been wanting to read that and that's one more reason for me to

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Quack.

Posted by Keenko


YESSSSSSSSSSS

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Howard the Duck is hilarious, I'm actually really happy about this.

Posted by Bad_People

He was the star of the first comic-book movie I actually liked.

Posted by EliCrofoot

Super happy about this. The Steve Gerber series is a fucking masterpiece. I ain't even joking.

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