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Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones take on Howard the Duck

(photo: Marvel Comics)

(photo: Marvel Comics)

Well before the stinker 1986 movie Howard the Duck (and its perennial appearances on “worst movies ever” lists), the private-investigator fowl was a subversive Marvel comics character, with his first appearance going back to 1973.

Originally created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard is finally getting a chance to redeem himself, thanks to a new Marvel series by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones (Sex Criminals). Howard the Duck #1 will appear March 4.

Over at EWQuinones and Zdarsky (a.k.a. National Post illustrator Steve Murray, who is taking on the role of writer here) speak about what to expect from the series.