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Howard the Duck is trapped in a sales pitch he never made! Waaugh!

February 18, 2015

Howard the Duck

How often back in the day did you see Playboy as one of the critical publications girding a comic book reputation — or at least mentioned as doing so in an ad? It’s enough to make the likes of Fredric Wertham roll over in his grave.

Perhaps now that Howard the Duck has returned to the broader public eye, what with his Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits cameo and all, Steve Gerber’s feathered brain-child can once more be the subject of full-page, porno-mag-referencing promotion. Though the above ad didn’t do much to get/keep his short-lived newspaper strip in the public eye, Beverly Switzler’s patriotic “Get Down America!” garb notwithstanding.

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