Since his cameo appearance at the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy film last summer Howard the Duck has been gearing up for a reboot into the 21st Century, and Marvel Comics is making sure you won’t have to go on an Easter Egg hunt to find him.
This April, Marvel has a flock of 20 variant covers for their WTD (“What the Duck”) month, featuring the fine feathered character in all manner of permutations and situations. The collectors’ issues will follow the launch of book, Howard the Duck #1, manned by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones, which will hit shops in March.
As a teaser, Marvel has plucked out these 4 variants that find Howard in artistic, cinematic and historic scenes inspired by Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, actor Harold Lloyd’s daring exploits and the first Moon landing.
All-New Hawkeye #2 – WTD Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Amazing Spider-Man #17 – WTD Variant Cover by W. Scott Forbes
Rocket Raccoon #10 – WTD Variant Cover by Rob Guillory
Uncanny Inhumans #0 – WTD Variant Cover by Christian Ward
Heres Marvel’s list of the additional books Howard will cameo on:
All-New Captain America #6
All-New X-Men #41
Deadpool #45 (a.k.a. Deadpool #250)
Guardians of the Galaxy #26
Legendary Star-Lord #11
Ms. Marvel #14
Superior Iron Man #7
Uncanny Avengers #4
Thanks to Ken Pierce of the PiercingMetal website for passing along Marvel’s info on these fun collector’s items.