In the final (for now) installment of the Howard the Duck reading series, we examine the duck’s shift from social satire to Marvel Comics parody.
Part One in our three part roundtable on comics paratexts focuses on letter columns.
Examining Howard the Duck #28 – when a Wolfman writes a duck man and ends up with a bomb.
In 1977 a fill-in writer accidentally highlights the queer mysteries of adolescence, while in 2008 the adventure ramps up towards conclusion.
The third in our series of talks with comics scholars; this time we talk letters columns, graphic medicine, and keeping comics studies fun with Dr. Leah Misemer.
Howard and Bev: thinking about the past and worrying about the future.
What do letters published in these books tell us about the difference in these series?