Friday, May 06, 2011

Waaaughhh!!! Indeed...

The late great Steve Gerber created HOWARD THE DUCK, for Marvel. Marvel got sued by Disney for Howard looking too much like Donald, so they made mandated changes to his look, which were horrible, but it was mostly a moot point since Gerber had litigation of his own over the rights with Marvel and the character was in limbo for years to decades. However, Gerber returned to the character briefly some years before his passing, and Marvel have since used him sporadically. Fast forward a year or so and Marvel is owned by Disney, so why is Howard still looking so god awful?!?!

Marvel, if you're going to continue to use Steve's character, can't you at least restore him to how he should look? Is that too much to ask?!?
(And, NO, the movie design doesn't count!!!!)

The one true Howard

1 comment:

David H. said...

i've been looking through your blog and i think you might be interested in some topics i've blogged about before on my ROM Spaceknight site involving everything from the Micronauts to Mike Golden to Howard the Duck:

http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/search?q=micronauts

http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2011/04/michael-golden-marvel-80s-poster.html

http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2011/04/cosmo-sentient-animals-of-marvel.html