Big Issues: Howard The Duck hits an emotional high point with Beverly’s return

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Howard The Duck #8. Written by Chip Zdarsky (Kaptara, Sex Criminals) with art by Joe Quinones (FF, Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell), inks by Joe Rivera (Daredevil, The Valiant) with Quinones, and colors by Quinones with Jordan Gibson (Original Sins, Prime-8’s), this issue’s reunion of Howard and his former companion Bev goes deep with the emotional storytelling without sacrificing humor or action. (Note: This review reveals major plot points.)

Current superhero comics could learn a lot from Howard The Duck.

Seriously. Stop laughing.

As the rest of Marvel’s lineup gets swallowed up in Civil War II nonsense and DC goes through Rebirth labor pains, this week’s Howard The Duck #8 delivers a quietly powerful story rooted in meaningful character relationships without skimping on actually funny jokes and crisp, dynamic …

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