Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Saying Hello Again To Howard The Duck
In The Year In Comics this week, I'm running with the opportunity to discuss Steve Gerber and Gene Colan's Howard The Duck #24, which was first published in this week some 34 years ago. The piece is, as always, up on the Sequart site, and, as always, I hope you might take a chance and visit it by clicking here.
I'm beginning to believe that I'm one of those folks who doesn't really understand much about their own taste until they take the time to work through their thoughts and feelings on paper. I've always loved Howard as a character, and the first and last four issues which Steve Gerber wrote for Howard's comic in the seventies are particularly dear to me. But I don't think I was ever able to say with any confidence or precision why I felt that way, or understand why I tend to feel so uncomfortable when I read most other writer's takes on the refugee from Duckworld. Yet the chance to discuss Howard over at Sequart has left me feeling as if I've just become reacquainted with a dear old friend, which of course sounds shamefully sentimental, and yet it's also entirely true.