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3205: Howard the Duck #16 (v1)

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Howard the Duck #16 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Archie Goodwin
Cover Artists: Gene Colan
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Gene Colan, Alan Weiss
Inkers: Klaus Janson, Alan Weiss
Colourists: Doc Martin
Letterers: Terry Austin, Irving Watanabe
Editors: Steve Gerber
Cover Date: September 1977
Release Date: June 1977
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.30
Times Read: 119                 Times Rated: 81
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Marvel Team-Up #58 (v1)
Howard the Duck #15 (v1)
Howard the Duck #16 (v1)
Howard the Duck #17 (v1)
Howard the Duck #18 (v1)
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#15 (v1)
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  Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck last appeared in Howard the Duck #15 (v1). Howard the Duck next appears in Howard the Duck #17 (v1).
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   March 14, 2017
This is a difficult one to review because itís not a story. Itís an essay! And a self-indulgent essay at that. How does one review such a thing?

Reviewing a story is easy. You can generally gauge what the writer was trying to achieve and write a few words based on how close they came to that goal. Did I care about the characters? Did the mystery mystify me? Was the big twist an actual surprise? Or was it a tired old cliche I could see coming a mile away? That kind of thing.... (continued)
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  fragsel Says:    
  2012-12-02 04:50:58  
  Gerber's right: It's still better than reprint.  

  Loki120 Says:    
  2012-12-02 14:22:49  
  I don't know what this is, but I'm marking it as read and moving on.  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-05-20 15:27:11  
  -Experimental, yes. Noble, not so much.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-06-03 08:39:57  
  I scan-read this. And while I applaud Gerber's decision to do something other than a reprint, which sucks completely... This still sucks.  

  sewixo Says:    
  2013-11-12 03:47:08  
  I gave it some thought and changed my rating from 2 to 1 star.
Is it better than a reprint? Might it be even worse? Depends on how you look at it.

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2014-01-02 18:12:48  
  1 star. Didn't even try to read this, just looked at the pictures.  

  fragsel Says:    
  2014-01-03 00:12:48  
  how can one rate something without reading it?  

  Gecko Says:    
  2014-01-13 15:37:09  
  I found highly amusing. Much better than a reprint  

  Drax Says:    
  2014-03-21 15:55:38  
  I'm gonna follow Gerber's advice and forget this issue ever happened...  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2014-07-28 09:36:20  
  I've got an extra copy of this issue that I'm going to give away. I just need to come up with a clever way to do it.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-11-02 22:59:01  
  Self-indulgent narcissism, thy name is Steve Gerber.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-01-17 12:22:29  
  Does this need to be on the reading list?  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-02-23 08:04:47  
  It was alright but still rating it as 1 star. Surprised people paid real money for this.  

  mizak23 Says:    
  2016-03-13 09:28:26  
  Gerber is responsible for more 1 star issues in my reading than any other writer. And it's garbage like this. I get what he's been trying to do with nearly everything he writes, but I hate it, it's bad, and I know he won't stop.  

  Trentus Says:    
  2016-05-08 19:11:46  
  I can not believe Marvel even sold this back then. Plus I really think there should be a 0 stars option  

  butters911 Says:    
  2016-06-23 14:27:47  
  Gerber is one of the best writers Marvel has ever had, and experiments like this cement that. The people are a bunch of troglodytes.  

  Redsvetz @ butters911 (original post):    
  2016-06-23 15:20:11  
  -You flatter me, sir!  

  AwesomeSauce Says:    
  2017-02-25 05:52:49  
  I would have preferred a reprint. That would save me the trouble of reading this.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2017-04-10 09:18:37  
  the hell... lol.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2017-04-26 07:00:00  
  It there a more divisive writer or comic in the order?

If I had bought this as a kid it would have pissed off. They had to get a bunch of angry letters from kids for this issue. As an adult, I'm not even sure what to think about it. A day later and I think I liked it. It was an interesting experiment.

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2017-05-06 10:53:27  
  Is that Tapping Tommy on the rainbow on page 17?  

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