For over thirty years, the Marvel’s Masterworks line has collected the most seminal stories of fans’ favorite Marvel heroes.
Across 299 volumes, the iconic tales of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Woman, Dazzler, and more have been presented in this stunning hardcover collections, and this March, Marvel now presents the 300th volume of Marvel Masterworks. While there were several worthy candidates for this milestone edition, only one waddled away with victory: Howard the Duck!
Steve Gerber and his artistic cohorts Val Mayerik, Frank Brunner and Gene Colan delivered one of comics’ most iconoclastic and hilarious characters when they created Howard the Duck. His inaugural Masterworks kicks off with his quirky first appearance as a “fowl out of water” alongside the macabre Man-Thing, where they team up to protect Cleveland from the Man-Frog and Hellcow. The satirical stories continue with Howard and gal pal Beverly Switzler taking on dire threats such as the Space Turnip, the Beaver and — public transportation… All this and more restored in Masterworks glory.
Marvel Masterworks: Howard The Duck Vol. 1. Collecting: Howard The Duck (1976) 1-14; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) 12; Material From Fear (1970) 19; Man-Thing (1974) 1; Giant-Size Man-Thing (1974) 4-5; Foom (1973) 15
[Based on a press release.]