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Howard the Duck


 


Howard's earliest appearances:
HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #3 (flashback)
HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #8 (flashback)
HOWARD THE DUCK #12 (flashback)
HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #8 (flashback)
FEAR #19
MAN-THING (1st series) #1

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 4
May 1975
Story: "Frog Death" (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist, colorist: Frank Brunner
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #1)
Intro: Joe, Mike (only appearance for both), Tompkins
Villain: Garko the Man-Frog (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Howard emerges from intradimensional space into Cleveland, where he is confronted by a man-sized killer frog.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 5
August 1975
Story: "Hellcow" (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Frank Brunner
Inker: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #1)
Intro: Commissioner Gordonski (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #8), Tompkins (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #3), Jubal Brown (dies in this story), Hans (in flashback), Miss Brown (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Hellcow (Bessie; first appearance; dies in this story), Dracula (in flashback)
Synopsis: On his own in Cleveland, Howard decides to become a hero by trying to catch a killer of farmers, which happens to be a vampire cow.

Howard the Duck No. 1
January 1976
Cover: Beverly Switzler, Howard with sword, barbarian's shadow; Spider-Man vignette //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "Howard the Barbarian" (19 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, scripter: Steve Gerber
Co-plotter, penciller, colorist: Frank Brunner
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1)
GS: Spider-Man (last appearance in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #152; next appears in MARVEL TEAM-UP #39)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #17), J. Jonah Jameson
Intro: A bahndbird (only appearance)
Villains: Pro-Rata (first appearance; last chronological appearnce in flashback in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #4; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1), a werewolf (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Howard is forced by the mad financial wizard, Pro-Rata, to recover the jeweled key of a magical adding machine that will allow him economic control of the universe.  Along the way, he meets a beautiful redhead called Beverly Switzler.

Howard the Duck No. 2
March 1976
Cover: Space Turnip vs. Howard the Duck //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "Cry Turnip" (19 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Frank Brunner
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, the Kidney Lady (Susan Blotte; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #12; next appears in issue #5)
Cameo appearances: The Muurks (first and only appearance; characters in Arthur Winslow's story), Spider-Man
Villain: The Space Turnip (union of Arthur Winslow (first appearance; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1) and Phelch (an alien turnip; first appearance; dies in this story))
Synopsis: When Bev's old boyfriend unites with an alien vegetable that gives him super-powers, Howard must save her from the deadly Space Turnip.

Howard the Duck No. 3
May 1976
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Count Macho and his thugs as Master Ch'aaj watches //Rich Buckler / Steve Leialoha (signed)
Story: "Four Feathers of Death", or, "Enter: the Duck" (17 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Master Ch'aaj (only appearance), a boy (dies in this story)
Other Character: Tompkins (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1)
Villains: Count Macho (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a boy is gravely wounded and Bev is kidnapped by the wicked martial artist Count Macho, Howard learns the martial art of quack-fu in order to combat him.

Howard the Duck No. 4
July 1976
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Winky-Man //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "The Sleep of the Just" (17 pages)
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Same (in flashback), Xavier Couture (only appearance for all)
Villain: Winky-Man (Paul Same; first appearance; next appears in issue #14), a mugger (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story takes place on April 1, 1976 according to date on newspaper on page 13, panel 4.
 Paul Same and Xavier Couture are visually based on Steve Gerber and Stan Lee, respectively.
Synopsis: Howard and Bev are drawn into the problems of Paul Same, a next door neighbor artist who, when unable to manage his conflicts, becomes a sleepwalking semi-terrorist called Winky-Man.

Howard the Duck No. 5
September 1976
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Emile Klout as Beverly Switzler and others watch //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "I Want Mo-o-oney" (17 pages)
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Kidney Lady (between issues #2 / 11)
Cameo appearance: Quackie Duck (a comic book character), Adam Warlock
Intro: Gonzo the Clown, Mrs. Adler and her children (only appearance)
Villain: Emile "the Goat" Klout (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Failing to raise rent money any other way, Howard opts to try for the reward of $10,000 for lasting three rounds with wrestling champ Emile Klout.

Howard the Duck No. 6
November 1976
Cover: Howard, Patsy, and Gingerbread Man under sheet in laboratory //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "The Secret House of Forbidden Cookies" (17 pages)
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Joe Mountbatten (only appearance), Yucchies (including Wallace; next appear in issue #13), Heathcliff Rochester, Patsy's mother
Villains: Rev. Joon Moon Yuc, Patsy, Gingerbread Man (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Making their way back from New York, Howard and Bev run into a castle in which a little girl is creating a giant gingerbread cookie monster.

Howard the Duck No. 7
December 1976
Cover: Howard the Duck and Beverly Switzler vs. Gingerbread Man //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "The Way the Cookie Crumbles" (chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Get Down America" (12 pages)
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Marie Severin
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Dreyfuss Gultch (first appearance)
Intro: Sangor, Langor, the Chief, Linda (only appearance for all), the All-Night Party
Other Characters: Heathcliff Rochester, Patsy's mother (last appearance for both; both possibly die in this story)
Cameo appearances: Waldrop, Waldrap (two candidates; first and only appearance for both; on campaign posters)
Villains: Rev. Joon Moon Yuc (next appears in issue #13), Gingerbread Man (destroyed in this story), Patsy (last appearance; possibly dies in this story), a bellhop (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #12.
Synopsis: After escaping the giant living cookie, Howard and Bev get jobs at the convention of the All-Night Party, which is hoping to nominate a presidential candidate.

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 12
1976
Cover: Howard the Duck, Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hulk //Gene Colan
Story: "The Duck and the Defenders" (27 pages)
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Sal Buscema
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Marie Severin
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (between HOWARD THE DUCK #7 / 8)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (between HOWARD THE DUCK #7 / 8), Clea (last appearance in ?; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #8), Mary Jane Watson
GS: The Defenders (Dr. Strange (last appearance in ?; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #8), Hulk, Valkyrie, Nighthawk)
GA: Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
Villains: Dr. Angst, the Black Hole, the Spanker, Tillie the Hun, Sitting Bullseye (first appearance for all; all next appear in SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #?)
Comment: Story continues between HOWARD THE DUCK #7 / 8.
Synopsis: Howard and Bev meet the Defenders just as a mediocre magician named Dr. Angst and his "band of the bland" seek to gain notoriety by assassinating a presidential candidate--him.

Howard the Duck No. 8
January 1977
Cover: Howard the Duck bursting through newspaper with photos of himself, Beverly Switzler, Jimmy Carter, and an assassin //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "Open Season" (17 pages)
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck  (last appearance in MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #12)
GA: Dr. Strange (last appearance in MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #12)
Supporting Characters: Clea, Beverly Switzler (last appearance for both in MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #12), Dreyfuss Gultch
Intro: G. Q. Studley, Walter Klondike (named in issue #13; only appearance for both)
Other Characters: Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford (both of Marvel-Earth)
Villains: Various lobbyists (first and only appearance for all), assorted assassins (some of whom die in this story; first and only appearance for all), the bellhop
Comment: Story continues from MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #12 and continues in next issue.
 Story takes place from August through October of 1976.
 It is never explained how Howard, who is not a native-born American of Marvel Earth, can campaign for the presidency.
Synopsis: Howard continues his campaign for president of the United States, dodging the bullets of assassins, the image-making of campaign consultants, and the snares of lobbyists, only to find a scandal derailing his efforts.

Howard the Duck No. 9
February 1977
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Le Beaver //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "Scandal Plucks Duck" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Dreyfuss Gultch (last appearance)
Intro: Sgt. Preston Dudley (a Mountie; first and only appearance)
Villains: Le Beaver (Pierre Dentifris; first appearance; dies in this story), the bellboy (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 Story takes place on November 2-3, 1976.
Synopsis: Howard and Bev trace the photo which destroyed his campaign to Canada, where they find the nation's only super-patriot, Pierre Dentifris, behind the plot, and are soon threatened by him when he becomes Le Beaver.

Howard the Duck No. 10
March 1977
Cover: Howard emerging from egg, confronted by Kidney Lady, Spider-Man, Turnip-Man, Winky-Man, and Gingerbread Man //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha (signed)
Story: "Swan-Song of the Living Dead Duck" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Cameo appearances: Steve Gerber (?), Omega the Unknown, Spider-Man, the bellboy, the Gingerbread Man, Pro-Rata, Turnip-Man, Gonzo the Clown, Winky-Man, Dr. Strange, Kidney Lady, Le Beaver, the "Devil" (as hallucinations)
Villain: Kong Lomerate (Monk Keys; first appearance; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #7)
Comment: Story takes place in November, 1976.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard, at the limit of his ability to cope, experiences a series of vivid hallucinations in which he tries to reconcile his need for individuality with his conditioning to conform to social norms, and fears cracking up.

Howard the Duck No. 11
April 1977
Cover: Kidney Lady's legs, Howard the Duck, Winda Wester, Krishnaist, Christ figure, and Alvin on bus //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha (signed)
Story: "Quack-Up" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (next appears in issue #14), the Kidney Lady (last appearance in issue #5), Winda Wester (first appearance)
Cameo appearances: The "Devil", Pro-Rata, Turnip-Man, Winky-Man
Intro: Alvin, a Christ figure, a Krishnaist (only appearance for all)
Comment: Story takes place in November, 1976 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard takes a bus ride back to Cleveland, aboard which he is confronted by representatives of various religions, and by the Kidney Lady.

Howard the Duck No. 12
May 1977
Cover: Howard the Duck in a strait-jacket, within a padded cell //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "Mind-Mush" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Winda Wester, Kidney Lady (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1; also appears in flashback, her earliest chronological appearance, preceding her introduction in issue #2; origin revealed in this story)
Intro: Elmer (in flashback), Gumpy, Hiram Balogna (only appearance for all), Kiss (Gene Simmons, Paul , Ace Frehley, Peter Criss; last chronological appearance in MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #1), Dr. Avery
Villains: Nurse Barbara, Cecil (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story takes place in November 1976 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard and Winda are found guilty of inciting a disturbance and are confined to a mental hospital for a ninety days' term.

Howard the Duck No. 13
June 1977
Cover: Winda Wester and Howard the Duck menaced by demonic hands in asylum //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "Rock, Roll Over, and Writhe" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Letterer: Irv Novick
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (origin details revealed in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding flashback in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #?)
GS: Kiss (next appears in MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #?), Daimon Hellstrom (last appearance in ?)
Supporting Characters: Winda Wester
Other Characters: The Yuccies (last appearance in issue #6)
Villains: Dr. Reich (first appearance), Nurse Barbara, Cecil, Reverend Joon Moon Yuc (last appearance in issue #7; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #4)
Comment: Story takes place in November, 1976, and is continued in next issue.
Synopsis: Winda is judged sane by a psychiatrist and Daimon Hellstrom, but is forced to undergo an "exorcism" at the hands of Rev. Yuc, who also places Hellstrom's "second soul" in Howard, turning him into a devil-duck.

Howard the Duck No. 14
July 1977
Cover: Howard (as a devil-duck) menacing Bev Switzler and people of Cleveland //Gene Colan / Steve Leialoha
Story: "A Duck Possessed" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Irene Vartanoff
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in issue #28)
GS: Daimon Hellstrom (next appears in ?)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (between issues #11 / 28), Winda Wester (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1), Paul Same (last appearance in issue #4; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1)
Other Character: Dr. Avery (last appearance)
Villains: Dr. Reich, Nurse Barbara (both next appear in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #4),  Cecil (last appearance)
Comment: Story probably takes place in November, 1976.
 The story in issue #28 probably takes place shortly after this story, followed by HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1.
Synopsis: The possessed Howard the Duck abducts Beverly Switzler, and Daimon Hellstrom must find a way to reclaim his second soul.

Howard the Duck Annual No. 1
1977
Cover: Howard the Duck in Arab costume, Beverly Switzler in harem outfit, and three Arabs //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer (signed)
Story: "Thief of Bagmom" (chapter 1; 12 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Calling All Carpets" (11 pages)
 Chapter 3: "The Desert Song and Dance" (11 pages)
Editor, plotter, co-scripter: Steve Gerber
Co-scripter: Mary Skrenes
Artist: Val Mayerik
Leteterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (between HOWARD THE DUCK #28 / 15)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (between HOWARD THE DUCK #28 / 15), Winda Wester, Paul Same (both between HOWARD THE DUCK #14 / 15)
Intro: Wijid, Caliph of Bagmom, Rashid, Ali Wazoo, Abu Ho Dadi (only appearance for both)
Villains: Prince Hassim (first and only appearance), Abdul I, Abdul II (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Roxxon Oil
Comments: Story takes place approximately eight weeks after Howard's last appearance, placing it in late January or early February of 1977.
 Story continues in part between HOWARD THE DUCK #28 / 15.
Synopsis: A flying carpet takes Bev and Winda to the Arabic nation of Bagmom, and Howard and Paul Same follow to become embroiled in palace and oil company intrigue.

Howard the Duck No. 15
August 1977
Cover: Howard and Beverly Switzler sinking in quicksand as Dr. Bong looks on ///Gene Colan / Tom Palmer
Story: "The Island of Dr. Bong" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker, colorist: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1; next appears in issue #17)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Paul Same, Winda Wester (last appearance for all in HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1; all next appear in issue #17)
Intro: Captain of the S. S. Damned (only appearance), Dr. Bong's creatures (all next appear in issue #17
Villain: Dr. Bong (Lester Verde; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue; next appears in issue #17)
Comment: Story continues from HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1 and continues in issue #17.
 Story probably takes place in February, 1977.
Synopsis: On their way back from Bagmom on a ship, Howard and his friends find themselves shipwrecked off an island which belongs to the bell-headed super-villain, Dr. Bong.

Howard the Duck No. 16
September 1977
Cover: Howard and Beverly Switzler on giant typewriter, dodging monstrous hands //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer
Story: "Zen and the Art of Comic Book Writing: a Communique From Colorado" (3 pages)
 1: "Writers Are Like People" (2 pages)
 2: "Turn Left At the Fork in the Tongue" (2 pages)
 3: "Obligatory Comic Book Fight Scene" (2 pages)
 4: "And Visions of Sugar Plums" (2 pages)
 5: "Tell the People a Story" (2 pages)
 6: "Commentary and Analysis" (3 pages)
 7: "Fan Letter" (1 page)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Pencillers: Alan Weiss (pgs. 2-3), Ed Hannigan (pgs. 4-5), Dave Cockrum (pgs. 6-7), Frank Springer (pgs. 8-9), Al Milgrom (pgs. 10-11), John Buscema (pgs. 12-13), Dick Giordano (pgs. 14-15), Mike Nasser (pg. 16)
Inkers: Alan Weiss (pgs. 2-3), Bob Wiacek (pgs. 4-5), Dave Cockrum (pgs. 6-7), Frank Springer (pgs. 8-9), Al Milgrom (pgs. 10-11), John Buscema (pgs. 12-13), Dick Giordano (pgs. 14-15), Terry Austin (pg. 16)
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: "Doc Martin"
Cameo appearances: Howard the Duck, Steve Gerber, Omega, James-Michael Starling, Man-Thing, Beverly Switzler, Kidney Lady, Winda Wester, Dr. Doom, Shang-Chi
Comment: Not a comic story; illustrated text by Steve Gerber and various artists.  Page 1 reprints the last page of last issue.
 The prototype of Nevada and her ostrich, featured in the DC / Vertigo NEVADA title, appear in this issue.

Howard the Duck No. 17
October 1977
Cover: Howard and Beverly Switzler vs. Dr. Bong and his creatures //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer?
Story: "Wuxtra!  Wuxtra!  The Real, True Super-Sensational Inside Scoop on the Wanton, Shameless Past of Doctor Bong" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in issue #15)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler (last appearance in issue #15; also appears in flashback, her earliest chronological appearance, preceding her introduction in issue #1), Paul Same, Winda Wester (both between issues #15 / 24)
Intro: Mrs. Verde, Prof. Fursen (both in flashback), Lassie (next appears in issue #25), Mona, Charles, Carlo (only appearance for all), David (in flashback; dies in this story), Mildred Horowitz and his band (all appear next in issue #21), Fifi
Other Characters: Dr. Bong's creatures, captain of the S. S. Damned (last appearance for all in issue #15)
Villain: Dr. Bong (last appearance in issue #15; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his introduction in last issue)
Comment: Story takes place probably in February 1977 and continues from issue #15.
Synopsis: Dr. Bong reveals that he was a secret admirer of Beverly's in college, and then takes Howard to his Evolvo-Chamber.

Howard the Duck No. 18
November 1977
Cover: Beverly Switzler watching Howard the Duck transforming //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson
Story: "Metamorphosis" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (transformed into a human in this story)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Other Characters: Fifi (dies in this story), Dr. Bong's creatures
Villain: Dr. Bong
Comments: Story takes place in February 1977 and continues in next issue.
 The cover is based on the cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50.
Synopsis: Howard is transformed into a human by Dr. Bong's Evolvo-Chamber and, with the help of a courageous duck-girl, makes his way to New York City.

Howard the Duck No. 19
December 1977
Cover: Howard the Duck and Howard the human //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer?
Story: "Howard the Human" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (transformed back into a duck in this story)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler (marries Dr. Bong in this story; next appears in issue #25)
Intro: Mad Dog, Elton Burke, Amy Pope
Other Characters: Dr. Bong's creatures (next appears in issue #25)
Cameo appearance: Fifi
Villain: Dr. Bong
Comment: Story takes place probably in February 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard tries to deal with being human, is taken in by a young woman, and is endangered by Dr. Bong.

Howard the Duck No. 20
January 1978
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Sudd //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson
Story: "Scrubba-Dub Death" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Lee (Beverly) Switzler (first appearance)
Intro: Marty, Jimbo (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Beverly Switzler, Amy Pope, Fifi
Villains: Dr. Bong (next appears in issue #25), Sudd (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story probably takes place in February 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Looking for a job in a restaurant, Howard ends up face-to-foam with Sudd, the scrubbing bubble that walks like a man.

Howard the Duck No. 21
February 1978
Cover: The head Soofi and her SOOFI warriors watching Howard spin around in a washing machine //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson
Story: "If You Knew Soofi" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Lee Switzler (next appears in issue #25)
Intro: Melroy (only appearance)
Other Characters: Mildred Horowitz and his band (last appearance in issue #17; all die in this story)
Villains: The head Soofi (unidentified, but probably Anita Bryant of Marvel-Earth; first appearance; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #4), SOOFI (Save Our Offspring From Indecency; first  appearance; most die in this story; survivors next appear in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #4)
Comment: Story probably takes place in February of 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard becomes embroiled in the deadly decency campaign of the SOOFI.

Howard the Duck No. 22
March 1978
Cover: Berserk Joe, Korrek, the pickle-thing, Howard the Duck, Jennifer Kale, and Man-Thing //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson?
Story: "May the Farce Be With You" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Bill Wray
Letterer: John Costnaza
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
GS: Man-Thing (last appearance in RAMPAGING HULK #7)
Supporting Characters: Dakimh (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #22), Korrek, Jennifer Kale (last appearance for both in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #3)
Intro: An alien warrior (dies in this story)
Villains: Berserk Joe (Bzzk'joh; first appearance), an ape-shaker beast, a pickle-thing (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story), Sombra (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Comment: Story probably takes place in March 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard is reunited with the Man-Thing, Dakimh, Jennifer Kale, and Korrek, and learns they have to save the universe from Berserk Joe, whoever he is.

Howard the Duck No. 23
April 1978
Cover: Man-Thing, Korrek, Jennifer Kale, Howard the Duck, 2222, NAACP-30, Dakimh, and a Dearth Vapor //Gene Colan / Alan Weiss (signed)
Story: "Star Waaugh" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Val Mayerik
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist; Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
GS: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Korrek, Dakimh
Intro: NAACP-30, 2222 (Tutu; robots; only appearance for both), Big Mack (dies in this story)
Villains: Berserk Joe (last appearance), the Dearth Vapors (Donny and Tortuga Dearth; first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue and probably takes place in March 1977.
Synopsis: Howard and his allies must rescue Jennifer Kale from Berserk Joe before he buys up the universe and turns it into a shopping mall.

Howard the Duck No. 24
May 1978
Cover: Howard the Duck on New York street //Gene Colan / Alan Weiss
Story: "The Night After You Save the Universe" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
GS: Man-Thing (next appears in MARVEL TEAM-UP #68)
Supporting Characters: Korrek (last appearance?), Jennifer Kale (next appears in MARVEL TEAM-UP #68)
Supporting Characters: Paul Same, Winda Wester (last appearance for both in issue #17)
Cameo appearance: Dr. Bong
Intro: Rod and his wife (only appearance for both)
Comment: Story probably takes place in early March 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After being let off in New York City by Korrek, Man-Thing, and Jennifer Kale, Howard tries to kill time till the arrival of Paul's and Winda's ship.

Howard the Duck No. 25
June 1978
Cover: Howard the Duck vs. Ringmaster, Princess Python, and Gambonno brother //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer
Story: "Getting Smooth" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Paul Same, Winda Wester, Iris Raritan (first appearance), Beverly Switzler (between issues #19 / 27), Lee Switzler (last appearance in issue #21)
Other character: Lassie (last appearance in issue #17; last appearance), Dr. Bong's creatures (between issues #19 / 27)
Villains: Dr. Bong (between issues #20 / 27), the Ringmaster, Princess Python, Luigi Gambonno, Ernesto Gambonno, Princess Python, the Clown
Comment: Story takes place in March 1977 and is continued in the next issue.
Synopsis: Howard and his friends go to a party thrown by a wealthy socialite and end up victimized by the Circus of Crime.

Howard the Duck No. 26
July 1978
Cover: Howard in clown outfit; vignettes of Ringmaster, Iris Raritan, Paul Same, and Winda Wester //Gene Colan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: "Repercussions" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Paul Same, Winda Wester (both next appear in issue #30), Iris Raritan, Lee Switzler
Intro: Jake, Ralph (only appearance for both)
Villains: Ringmaster, Clown, Luigi Gambonno, Ernesto Gambonno, Cannonball, Princess Python, Ignatz Hubley, Lance (first and only appearance for last two)
Comment: Story probably takes place in March 1977 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard the Duck tries to face life as a comedian, held prisoner by the Ringmaster, while his friends fall on dangerous times.

Howard the Duck No. 27
September 1978
Cover: Iris Raritan and bystanders watching Howard fight Ringmaster //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer?
Story: "Circus Maximus" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in issue #29)
Supporting Characters: Lee Switzler (next appears in issue #30), Iris Raritan (last appearance), Beverly Switzler (between issues #25 / 30)
Other Characters: Dr. Bong's creatures (between issues #25 / 30)
Villains: Ringmaster, Clown, Luigi Gambonno, Ernesto Gambonno, Cannonball, Princess Python, Dr. Bong (between issues #25 / 30)
Comment: Story probably takes place in March, 1977.
Synopsis: Angered at his friends' plight (not to mention his own), Howard sets out, along with Iris Raritan, to take revenge on the Ringmaster.

Howard the Duck No. 28
November 1978
Cover: Howard the Duck in bar fight with soldier //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer?
Story: "Cooking With Gas" (17 pages)
Editor: Steve Gerber
Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Scripter: Mary Skrenes
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Bruce D. Patterson
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (probably takes place between issue #15 / HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler (between issue #15 / HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1)
Intro: Dr. Pheels Goode, Miz, Seymour Driver, Eddie (only appearance for all)
Villain: General D. Zastermarch (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since Howard is seen together with Beverly Switzler in this story, it argues for its placement before the Bagmom / Dr. Bong sequence which begins with HOWARD THE DUCK ANNUAL #1.
 Story probably takes place sometime in December 1976-January 1977.
Synopsis: Several patients invade an analyst's office, all with similar stories of encountering a talking duck trying to stop the Army from testing a nerve gas on civilians.

Howard the Duck No. 29
January 1979
Cover: Howard on a charity poster //Gene Colan / Terry Austin (signed)
Story: "Help Stamp Out Ducks" (17 pages)
Editor, scripter: Steve Gerber
Plotter: Mark Evanier
Penciller: Will Meugniot
Inker: Ricardo Villamonte
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in issue #27)
Intro: Joey Goniff, Manny, Dr. Knudsen (only appearance for all)
Villains: Big Arthur, Beefy (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Story apparently takes place in 1978, though this may be a chronicler's error.  If not, Paul Same and Winda Wester may have taken a long time recuperating.
Synopsis: Down-and-out comedian Joey Goniff sees Howard and hatches a scheme to bilk people out of charity money in a telethon to save children from becoming ducks.

Howard the Duck No. 30
March 1979
Cover: Howard in Iron Duck armor //Gene Colan / Tom Palmer
Story: "If This Be Bongsday" (17 pages)
Editor: Mark Gruenwald
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Al Milgrom
Letterer: Elaine Heinl
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Lee Switzler (last appearance for both in issue #27), Winda Wester, Paul Same (last appearance for both in issue #26), Claude Starkowski (first appearance)
Intro: Greta (only appearance)
Other Characters: Dr. Bong's creatures (last appearance in issue #27)
Cameo appearance: Fifi (in flashback), Iron Man
Villain: Dr. Bong (last appearance in issue #27)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 Several pages are printed out of order.  The correct sequence is: 1-12, 14, 13, 15-17.
Synopsis: Challenged to a death-duel by Dr. Bong, Howard is outfitted in Iron Duck armor by junkman Claude Starkowski.

Howard the Duck No. 31
May 1979
Cover: Dr. Bong bashing Howard out of armor //Gene Colan / Al Milgrom (signed)
Story: "The Final Bong" (17 pages)
Editor: Jim Shooter
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Al Milgrom
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: George Roussos
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Lee Switzler, Claude Starkowski, Winda Wester, Paul Same (all next appear in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #1)
Other Characters: Dr. Bong's creatures (last appearance)
Intro: The Bong Quintuplets, Riley (only appearance for all)
Villain: Dr. Bong (last appearance)
Synopsis: Dr. Bong and Howard have their final duel, but Beverly has the final word.

Howard the Duck (magazine) No. 1
October 1979
Cover: Howard the Duck and Beverly Switzler (painting by Gary Hallgren)
Story: "Fowl of Fear" (chapter 1; 17 pages)
 Interlude (5 pages)
 Chapter 2: "The $64,000 Desperado" (16 pages)
 Chapter 3: "From Hell It Cometh--Chair-Thing" (20 pages)
Editor: Rick Marshall
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Pencillers: Michael Golden (pgs. 1-17), Gene Colan (pgs. 18-58)
Inkers: Klaus Janson (pgs. 1-17), Bob McLeod (pgs. 18-38), Dave Simons (pgs. 39-58)
Letterers: Joe Rosen (pgs. 1-17), Jim Novak (pgs. 18-38),
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #31)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Lee Switzler, Claude Starkowski, Paul Same, Winda Wester (last appearance for all in HOWARD THE DUCK #31)
Intro: Cleft Chin, Dino Digitalis, Mona (only appearance for all), Archie Sloan (dies in this story)
Other characters: Arthur Winslow (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #2), Tompkins (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #3)
Cameo appearances: Gene Colan, Bill Mantlo, Dakimh
Villains: Pro-Rata (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #1), Mr. Chicken (first appearance; dies in this story), Hank Skidoo, Jackpot, the Cleveland Clobberer, Chair-Thing (first and only appearance for both), Kidney Lady (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #12)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Howard, Bev, and Lee fall into the hands of the deranged Mr. Chicken on their way back to Cleveland. Once they get there, Howard gets a job in Lee's taxicab company and encounters Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit and the Kidney Lady, but does not see the hidden hand (or other body parts) of Pro-Rata.

Howard the Duck No. 2
December 1979
Cover: Beverly Switzler kissing Howard the Duck (painting by Val Mayerik)
Story: "Animal Indecency" (10 pages)
Editor: Rick Marshall
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Dennis Kucinich (of Marvel-Earth), Shirley (only appearance for both)
Villain: Wally Sidney (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A league against animals appearing without pants forces Howard to change his clothing habits.

Story: "The Crash of 79" (45 pages)
Editor: Rick Marhshall
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: Jim Novak
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Claude Starkowski, Lee Switzler, Winda Wester, Paul Same
Other Character: Dino Digitalis (last appearance)
Villains: Pro-Rata (last appearance), the Eggs-Men (Eyeclops, Sizzler, OJ, Coffee; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Pro-Rata lures Howard and Bev into a trap by getting them to agree to appear in phoney movie.

Howard the Duck No. 3
February 1980
Cover: Howard with list on Santa Claus's knee (painting by Jack Davis)
Story: "A Christmas For Carol" (50 pages)
Editor: Rick Marshall
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: Mike Higgins
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters:  Beverly Switzler, Claude Starkowski, Lee Switzler, Winda Wester, Paul Same, ? Duck, ? Duck, ? Duck (Howard's parents and brother; in flashback; first appearance for all; all next appear in issue #6)
Intro: Carol Starkowski (Claude's daughter), Santa Claus (of Marvel Earth), Sunquist and other elves, Mrs. Santa Claus (only appearance for all)
Villains: Pinball Lizard, Greedy Killerwatt (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Story takes place December 24, 1977 (probably).
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, Howard must restore a little girl's faith in the holiday spirit and help save Santa Claus from Greedy Killerwatt and the Pinball Lizard.

Howard the Duck No. 4
March 1980
Cover: Howard in smoking jacket, Bev as "Duckmate" (painting by John Pound)
Story: "The Maltese Cockroach" (25 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Intro: Hemlock Shoals, R. L. Haney, (only appearance for both), Prei-Ying Mantis (in flashback; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Beverly Switzler (in flashback)
Villains: Pro-Rata (in flashback; earliest appearance, preceding his introduction in HOWARD THE DUCK #1), the Cockroach (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: R. L. Haney is named for comics scripter Bob Haney.
Synopsis: Howard finds himself embroiled in a caterpillar detective's search for the Cosmic Key before a giant cockroach can find it.

Story: "The Dreadcliff Cuckoos"
 Chapter 1: "Meeting of the So-Called Minds" (13 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Fuhrer Knows Best" (12 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe?
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Winda Wester, Paul Same (emerges from his coma in this story)
Intro: J. Michael Anthony (only appearance), Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Julia Child, Devo (all of Marvel-Earth; only appearance for all)
Other Characters: The Beatles (last appearance in STRANGE TALES #130; last appearance), Gene Simmons (of Kiss; between MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #? / ?),
Villains: Dr. Reich (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #14; dies in this story), Nurse Barbara (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #14; last appearance), the Supreme Soofi, SOOFI (last appearance for all in HOWARD THE DUCK #21; last appearance for all), Rev. Joon Moon Yuc (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #13; last appearance; first name misspelled "June" in this story), Dr. Werner Blowhard, the Mahagreasy Migraine Yogi (first appearance for both; both die in this story;  all comprise B.E.S.T. (Bozoes Eagerly Serving Tyrants; first and only group appearance))
Synopsis: Howard, Bev, Winda, and Paul get an invitation to a creepy old mansion wherein lurks a bunch of corrupt gurus and their mysterious master, Dr. Reich.

Howard the Duck No. 5
May 1980
Cover: Howard (as "Drakula") menacing duck in graveyard (collage by Larry Fredericks)
Story: "The Tomb of Drakula" (25 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Bob McLeod
Letterer: Jim Novak
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in MARVEL TEAM-UP #96)
Supporting Characters: Harold H. Harold (last appearance in TOMB OF DRACULA #70; next appears in DR. STRANGE #62; dies and becomes a vampire in this story), Beverly Switzler, Paul Same, Winda Wester, Lee Switzler
Intro: Michael Higgins (of Marvel-Earth), Freddy, Teddy, Fay, Adrienne, Donny, Charlie, Harry (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Bill Mantlo, Jim Shooter
Cameo appearances: Blade, Quincy Harker, Rachel Van Helsing, Frank Drake
Villains: Dracula (last appearance in TOMB OF DRACULA (magazine) #5; next appears in DEFENDERS #95)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Howard the Duck teams up with Spider-Man to fight Status Quo in MARVEL TEAM-UP #96.
Synopsis: Howard is attacked by Dracula and afterward begins acting like a web-footed vampire.

Story: "Captain Americana" (25 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in MARVEL TEAM-UP #96)
Supporting Characters: Beverly Switzler, Paul Same, Winda Wester, Lee Switzler, Claude Starkowitz, Frank Sinatra
Cameo appearances: Dr. Strange, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Dr. Reich, Joe McCarthy, Man-Thing, Thog's demons
Intro: Billy, Sissy, Junior, Mrs. Americana (only appearance for all)
Villain: Captain Americana (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Out of a job as a taxi driver, Howard takes a position as nanny for the kids of a very strange normal American family.

Howard the Duck (magazine) No. 6
July 1980
Cover: Howard the Duck and Beverly Switzler on Duckworld (painting by John Pound)
Story: "Duckworld" (chapter 1; 12 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Be It Ever So Humble" (16 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Webbed Feet of Clay" (13 pages)
 Chapter 4: "Duck-Hunt" (10 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Bob McLeod
Letterer: Jim Novak
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (origin details revealed in flashback; also appears in flashback which takes place just before FEAR #19)
Supporting Characters: Paul Same, Winda Wester, Lee Switzler, Claude Starkowitz (last appearance for all), Beverly Switzler
GA: Man-Thing (last appearance in MAN-THING (2nd series) #5)
Intro: Theresa (Howard's sister), Orville (Howard's brother), Howard's parents, Mayor Quach, Blinky, Lana Linn, Olsen, Truman Capoultry, Ducktor Strange (Simon Strange), Johnny Quackson, Ed McDuck, Witnesses of the Ascenscion Cult (only appearance for all)
Villains: Richard Millnest Duxon, Gyro Agnu (both in flashback), Rev. Godfrey Gander and his minions, Uncle Scrounge MacDrake, Dr. Ludwig Von Cluck (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Winda Wester sends Howard and Bev to Duckworld, where they find Howard has been made the object of veneration by a cult which is endangered by his living presence.

Howard the Duck (magazine) No. 7
September 1980
Cover: Man-Thing, Beverly Switzler, and Howard the Duck (painting by John Pound)
Story: "Of Dice and Ducks"
 Chapter 1: "Swamp Fever" (24 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Bring Back My Baby To Me" (14 pages)
 Chapter 3: "The Good, the Bad, and Howard the Duck" (8 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inkers: Dave Simons (pgs. 1-24), Alfredo Alcala (pgs. 25-38), Tom Palmer (pgs. 39-46)
Letterer: Mark Rogan
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
GS: Man-Thing (next appears in SHE-HULK #8)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Deaf Melon Washington, Jock Driscoll, Anne Darrow Driscoll, Amy Driscoll (only appearance for all)
Villain: Kong Lomerate (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #10; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Howard and Bev land in the Florida Everglades, where they meet with Man-Thing and Kong Lomerate, a gorilla who holds absolute power over a town built in the image of a Monopoly board.

Howard the Duck No. 8
November 1980
Cover: Howard (as Duck-Man) and Beverly Switzler (as Duck-Girl) swinging across sky (painting by John Pound)
Story: "The Grey Panther" (21 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Mrs. Sweeny, Izzy, Rose, Mrs. Rosenzweig, Simon Samson (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Grey Panther (Dr. Gerry Atric; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Howard and Bev take jobs at an old folks' resort which is run by the mysterious Grey Panther.

Story: "Ducktective Comics" (26 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Artist: Marshall Rogers
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Other Character: Captain Gordonski (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5; last appearance)
Intro: Spruce Payne (dies in this story)
Villains: The Maller, the Jokester, the Quizling, the Puffin (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Howard and Bev take jobs as costumed "superhero" flacks for a perfumer, not knowing the "villains" they battle are villains indeed.

Howard the Duck (magazine) No. 9
March 1981
Cover: Howard the Duck and Beverly Switzler fleeing Duck deity (painting by John Pound)
Story: "Do Do That Voodoo" (15 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler
Intro: Mammy Tuba, the Duck deity (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Black Talon III (first appearance; dies in this story), zuvembies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In New Orleans, Howard must prevent Bev from being sacrificed in a voodoo ceremony by the Black Talon.

Story: "Heavy Business in a Mediocre Motel" (10 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Dave Simons
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Howard the Duck
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler (next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #33)
Synopsis: While staying in separate rooms at a motel, Howard and Bev ponder their relationship with each other, and come to a decision.

Story: "The Linoleum Lizard" (25 pages)
Editor: Lynn Graeme
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Gene Colan
Inker: Ricardo Villamonte
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in BIZARRE ADVENTURES #34)
Intro: Dirk Byrd (dies in this story), Susan, Missy, Mater (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Beverly Switzler
Villains: Hinky, Dinky (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: In Chicago, Howard the Duck finds himself involved in a murder mystery and in search of two-headed twins.

Bizarre Adventures No. 34
February 1983
Story: "Howard the Duck's Christmas" (8 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Steven Grant
Artist: Paul Smith
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #9; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #32)
Supporting Characters: Paul Same, Arthur Winslow, Beverly Switzler (in alternate universe versions)
Intro: An angel, Jimmy and his father (only appearance for all)
Comment: Story takes place on Dec. 24, 1982.
Synopsis: Howard is halted in a suicide attempt by an angel who tries to show him how other people's lives would have turned out if he had not contacted them.  As it happens, they would have turned out pretty nicely.

Howard the Duck No. 32
January 1986
Cover: Howard the Duck //Jack Abel / Vince Colletta
Story: "Going Underground" (23 pages)
Editor: Lynn Cohen
Writer: Steven Grant
Penciller: Paul Smith
Inker: Ken Feduniewicz
Letterer: Michael Higgins
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (last appearance in BIZARRE ADVENTURES #34)
Intro: Ceci (only appearance)

Howard the Duck No. 33
September 1986
Cover: Howard the Duck //Brian Bolland
Story: "Material Duck" (30 pages)
Editor: Jim Salicrup
Co-plotter, scripter: Christopher Stager
Co-plotter, artist: Val Mayerik
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Bill Oakley
Feature Character: Howard the Duck (next appears in SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #14)
Supporting Character: Beverly Switzler (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #9; next appears in SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #14)

Howard the Duck's later appearances:

SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #14-17
SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #5
GENERATION X #19-23, 25
DAYDREAMERS #1-3
MAN-THING (3rd series) #5, 6

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