Who's Who? Wednesday
March 11, 2015
Howard the Duck
article was requested by Justin Smith. Today I will be talking about
Howard the Duck, who can be found in the films "Howard the Duck"
(voted one of the worst movies of all time, even though I enjoyed
it) and "Guardians of the Galaxy." In television shows he can be
found in "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," "Ultimate Spider-Man",
and referenced in "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel". He can be
found in other merchandise such as toys, cups, bobble heads,
clothing, and in comic books (the
rebooted Marvel comic is set to hit the shelves March 11, 2015).
He is from the planet
Duckworld, but has since made
his home on Earth. Howard has many people he can count on such as
Beverly Switzler, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing, Spider-Man, Korrek the
Barbarian, Phil Blumburtt, Dakimh the Enchanter, She-Hulk, the
Defenders, and the rest of the good Marvel characters. His enemies
include Thog, Spider-Ham, Ducktor Doom, Mister Chicken, Dr. Walter
Jenning, Jackpot, Kidney Lady, Pinball Lizard, Captain Americana,
Garko the Man-Frog, Grey Panther, and the rest of the evil Marvel
Howard is a Master of Quack-Fu, his feathers vary
between white and yellow depending on which comic book, TV show, or
movie you are watching. In the 1986 Lucas Film version he was all
over the board on outfits ranging from pajamas to a suit
to a track jacket. In the comics
he has pretty much always stayed the same by wearing a very sharp
looking business suit with various ties, and a white undershirt.
*FUN FACT* Disney thought about suing Marvel for
copyright infringement due to Howard's
likeness to Donald Duck. The lawsuit never went through after Marvel
redesigned Howard and put pants on him.
He has been voiced by a few people over the years
such as Kevin Michael Richardson and Seth Green in his Guardians of
the Galaxy cameo.
Howard the Duck can't
be found in Disney parks around the world. I highly doubt we will
ever see it happen due to the edgy content of his comic books. If
there was ever a Marvel themed park or section of a park I could see
them possibly doing some Howard references which would be a lot of
fun to see.
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