Marvel by the Month

#092: Pre-MCU Movie Night (w/Joe Keatinge) - Howard the Duck (1986)

Episode Summary

Writer Joe Keatinge (Shutter, Morbius, Ringside) joins us to revisit the most important comics-related event of 1986: the release of George Lucas's Howard the Duck.

Episode Notes

Joe Keatinge is the Eisner Award-winning editor and writer behind so much good stuff, including Popgun, Shutter, Glory, Ringside, Stellar, Marvel Knights: Hulk, and Morbius: The Living Vampire. Find him at and support the Kickstarter for The BeBop #1, which includes his story, "Skull-Man: Man of a Thousand Skulls."

Howard the Duck (©1986 Universal Pictures) was directed by Willard Huyck, with a screenplay by Huyck and Gloria Katz. It stars Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, and Tim Robbins, plus a duck costume. George Lucas was the executive producer. 

The Marvel Comics adaptation, Howard the Duck the Movie #1-3, was adapted from the movie script by Danny Fingeroth, with art by Kyle Baker, ©1986 Marvel Comics. Here's the article that Bryan was talking about, which features Kyle Baker and Joe Sinnott finishing the exact same page of John Byrne's layouts.

"Marvel by the Month" theme v. 2.0 by Robb Milne, sung by Barb Allen, with bass by Ryan ‘Biff’ Dudder. "Howard the Duck" performed by Lea Thompson, Dominique Davalos, Liz Sagal, Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson), produced by Thomas Dolby, and written by Thomas Dolby, Allee Willis, and George Clinton, ©1986 MCA.

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