Howard the Duck Omnibus
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Howard the Duck Omnibus

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Get down, America Vote Howard the Duck in 2008 That's right, folks. It's an election year, and what better way to celebrate than to cast your vote for the one candidate who'll tell it like it is. Born on a planet populated by talking waterfowl, Howard the Duck found himself trapped in a world he never made: ours Howard was the archetypal outsider, able to see through the a...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published August 6th 2008 by Marvel Comics
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I remember haggling with a vendor at a convention in Boston in the late 80s for a full run of Howard the Duck, offering up numerous other books to get the price down, and still ending up $5 short. So getting my hands on this book years later, containing better reproductions of all those issues, plus more, was a bit of a rush. Still, it took a while for me to get around to reading it.

First, be aware that the Howard the Duck comic only shares a few character names with its movie adaptation. The o...more
Poor Howard, born in a world he never made... But wait, aren't we all?
Steve Gerber was a genius. He created Howard the Duck, a duck, an actual duck, that couls talk, mind you, in a universe filled with velcro-clad super-heroes. He challenged the powers that be by making this duck fall in love with a woman, oh, excuse me, an hairless ape female. He inserted satire, wether it be against the super-hero genre or the political movement of the day and made it all entertaining.
No writer since has been...more
Mike Sowinski
Possibly the most important piece of literature from the last fifty years!(except for those last few non-Gerber issues)
Thom Dunn
This is so much smarter and insightful and downright enjoyable than it has any right to be.
Steven Matview
Howard the Duck will always have a bad rap because of the awful, Lucas-produced film. But the original, Steve Gerber series the movie was (loosely) based off holds up well. The series is an excuse for Gerber to satirize any and everything and made the book a big hit with college students upon its initial release.
These stories got me through adolescence. I mean who, as a teen, hasn't felt like a duck in a land of hairless apes, in a world you never made?... It's a damned shame that Howard the Duck's legacy in the memory of pop culture is that film.
Keith Bowden
Actually, I've read all these stories before - 30 years ago! Love the real Howard the Duck (ignore the movie). Steve Gerber died in early 2008 (after he wrote the introduction to this mega volume) and is sorely missed.
Khairul H.
It's totally insane! I love it! Pokes fun at everything. Offensive only to those with no sense of humour.
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Steve Gerber graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in communications and took a job in advertising. To keep himself sane, he wrote bizarre short stories such as "Elves Against Hitler," "Conversion in a Terminal Subway," and "...And the Birds Hummed Dirges!" He noticed acquaintance Roy Thomas working at Marvel, and Thomas sent him Marvel's standard writing test, dialoguing Daredev...more
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