I mean, I’d heed that warning.

§ July 5th, 2024 § Filed under howard the duck § 5 Comments

Was just looking for something quick and easy to post up here because 1) I’ve written a bit this week, and 2) it’s a holiday weekend, and 3) I found this image file in my back-ups:

Judging by the image’s date, I believe it was intended for use in this post I wrote about the Howard the Duck movie and its utilization of “quack-fu” versus the deeper satirical commentary of its usage in the comic.

As far as I can tell, I haven’t used that pic on the site. I have used it as a desktop wallpaper at one point, however. So here it is, sceen-captured by yours truly via VLC off my DVD and unseen except on my home computer until now. Let Lea Thompson’s warning of Howard’s fighting prowess warm your heart through this weekend.

5 Responses to “I mean, I’d heed that warning.”

  • JohnJ says:

    I do wish the current run of Marvel movies would give Howard a little more to do. If they don’t want to bring him to Earth, fine, but let him tag along on some space mission.

  • Chris V says:

    Howard the Duck starts out as a pretty good movie. It isn’t too far removed from some of the existential angst that Gerber brought to the comic. I had avoided the movie for years due to its horrible reputation and my undying love for Steve Gerber’s comic writing (which I thought because of such the movie may end up making me angry). One day, I saw it was airing on TV and decided it was time. I was pleasantly surprised at first that it was far from a bad movie. Yeah, as you said in the link to your earlier post, this has its moments…but then the movie kept going. It seemed to have no idea what it wanted to be, and those aforementioned “moments” that I kept seeing in the early parts of movie were gone, replaced by…well, I’m not sure what I was watching. It was almost as if someone familiar with the Steve Gerber comic started out writing a script for the Howard material, then was replaced by someone who said, “Comic books? A talking duck? This is stupid. Throw in lots of stupid jokes and action-adventure and don’t worry about it.” It ended up being a very dumb movie. If only they could have maintained the tone and the restraint of the early promise, it would have been a very decently worthy attempt at capturing some of the perfection of Gerber’s series.

  • Bully says:

    How did he pay for those Quack-Fu lessons?

    He put them on his bill.

  • Sean Mageean says:

    We need a Howard the Duck/Man-Thing film in the spirit of Steve Gerber’s classic stories.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Howard the Duck walks into a bar and asks: “Got any Bread?

    Barman says: “No.”

    Howard says: “Got any bread?”

    Barman says: “No.”

    Howard says: “Got any bread?”

    Barman says: “No, we have no bread.”

    Howard says: “Got any bread?”

    Barman says: “No, we haven’t got any bread!”

    Howard says: “Got any bread?”

    Barman says: “No, are you deaf?! We haven’t got any bread, and if you ask me again and I’ll nail your dang beak to the bar you irritating dang duck!”

    Howard says: “Got any nails?”

    Barman says: “No”

    Howard says: “Got any bread?

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