Earlier this month, we learned that Marvel plans to publish a facsimile edition of Star Wars #50, a comic from 1981, featuring not only the original pages as they appeared back then, but all of the advertisements as well, which is probably the best part. It’s unknown how they’ll deal with all the defunct comic shops listing back issues you can purchase by mail, but if ever there were a reason to pay four bucks for a comic that originally cost 75 cents, it’s this.
Now, with Marvel’s June solicitations revealed, we’ve learned that Howard the Duck #1 is also getting a reprint including all of its original ads. And this one goes back to 1976, which means the ads are bound to be even more nostalgic.
How long before Marvel prints an omnibus containing nothing but out-of-date advertisements and sells it for a hundred bucks? Crap, we just gave them the idea, didn’t we…
Well, here’s another idea to distract them: you definitely need to rename this offering Howard the Duck #1: Quacksimile Edition.
HOWARD THE DUCK #1 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by STEVE GERBER
Penciled by FRANK BRUNNER
Cover by FRANK BRUNNER
He’s a refugee from Duckworld, trapped in a world he never made! He’s Howard the…Barbarian?! That’s right — sword in hand, Howard the Duck is storming the castle of Pro-Rata, would-be Chief Accountant of the Universe! Can Howard survive a run-in with Pro-Rata’s Cosmic Calculator, save the imprisoned Beverly Switzler and avoid becoming dragon food? Find out in the astonishing first issue of the solo series that established Howard the Duck as the satirical smash hit of the ’70s! Waugh! It’s one of the all-time-great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #1.
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99