Friday, April 28, 2017

Howard the Duck #1 - Frank Brunner art & cover

Howard the Duck v1 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Frank Brunner
Frank Brunner

Howard the Duck v1 #1, 1975 - One of the most original bronze age characters, Howard the Duck was conceived by writer Steve Gerber. He first appeared in Fear #19 as a supporting character, but soon graduated to back-up stories in Giant-size Man-Thing. Frank Brunner, the artist on those tales, was the natural choice for this self-titled series. His fine lines and detailed shading bring depth and a sense of realism to an otherwise cartoonish character. Steve Leialoha reinforces this with his supple inking. Brunner's artwork is enjoyable and entertaining, setting a high standard for the character. This story was later reprinted in Marvel Treasury #12. To increase sales, Spider-man's guest appearance is flaunted on the cover. This is number 1 of 2 Howard the Duck issues with Brunner art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Brunner or Howard the Duck issues. See also this blog's Brunner checklist or Top 10 Brunner comics.
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Brunner cover pencils and inks = ***
"Howard The Barbarian"
Brunner story pencils (Steve Leialoha inks) 17 pages = ****
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Howard the Duck v1 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Frank Brunner
Frank Brunner
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