Here's another flawed masterpiece from the Howard The Duck magazine, that comes with incredible Michael Golden art, but a central premise that you can't help feeling didn't need exploring.
In this one, Howard & Bev finally manage to get back to the Duck's home dimension, and I'm never sure if this is a wise decision.
Steve Gerber wasn't unsure at all. He hated this story, complaining that it negated the entire premise of the strip to send Howard home, deleting his individuality and his power as sharp-toothed satire.
There's also foul / fowl puns and Howard is simply one character among many who look and act just like him, and Bill Mantlo doesn't really seem to know what to do once Howard touches down in New Stork.
At times it's almost like reading an issue of What If? done by Carl Barks, which when you put it like that sounds quite cool.
I dunno, if this strip was drawn by Don Heck or Frank Springer, would we like it as much?
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