This week, Marvel will release a facsimile edition of Howard the Duck #1, reprinting the comic exactly as it appeared back in 1976. That means everything is the same, including the advertisements. And while Howard the Duck #1 is a fine comic by Steve Gerber and Frank Brunner, we can’t help but be a little more excited for those old school ads more than anything else.
And in this preview of Howard the Duck #1 Facsimile Edition, we get to see three pages of them! Like this full-page ad for Cox model airplanes…
Or a half-page pre-Mach0-Man Slim Jim ad, along with some smaller ads for comics, pimple removal, an even accounting lessons?!
Or below, an order form for Son of Origins of Marvel Comics, a trade paperback collecting stories from early Marvel comics and a 1976 Marvel bi-centennial calendar, celebrating the 200th birthday of the United States…
And that’s just in the preview. We look forward to salivating over the lists of cheap back issues from all the mail order retailers when the full Howard the Duck #1 Facsimile Edition hits stores on Wednesday.
Howard the Duck #1 Facsimile Edition
(W) Steve Gerber (A/CA) 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.
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019