Howard The Duck #2

Howard The Duck #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of THE COLLECTOR! •  But he's not alone as the very popular ROCKET RACOON is a prisoner as well! Have you ever seen a comic book sequel to a post-credits scene in a movie?
•  Well, you will now! Join comics legend STAN LEE in reading this issue (I'm assuming he'll read it. Hi Stan!)!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Apr 10, 2015

    Issue #2 more than reaches the bar set by issue #1. Its just as off the wall crazy while still being incredibly charming, and most importantly, fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 9, 2015

    The follow-up to Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones' debut isn't as laugh-out-loud funny as the first issue, but it still stands up as one of the best examples of humor in capes comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Apr 15, 2015

    Howard the Duck #2 continues with fun, wacky and hilarious story and art while also bringing some nice emotional moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 23, 2015

    Be warned, the more you read, the more you'll find yourself making bird puns. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Apr 12, 2015

    It's a breakneck pace to get Howard out of space-prison, and the team-up with Rocket feels very consistent overall, while the same can't be said for the other Guardians who show up. Because of the pace, the humor hits fast and hard, but that makes it weird when the melodrama starts" especially since we're still not sure who Howard really *is,* beyond what we take for granted. There's enough genuine laughs here, and quirky art, to keep this title moving in an upward direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Apr 13, 2015

    There's a back-up story about Luke Cage and Iron Fist suing Howard for the use of 'Hero for Hire' which is probably the funniest thing about this issue. There are some classic Howard moments where he's being a sarcastic jerk, there's the 'Cosmic Con' that the Collector is attending that is a funny one panel send up of cons, there's even Spider-Man sleeping in front of a candle lit shrine to Howard when Howard gets back (complete with a picture of Howard looking pensive) but the back-up story is the best. There's a pretty obscure David Bowie reference (Howard's advert says that he can be a hero, even if it's just for one day), an inept lawyer that tries to hint he's Spider-Man (because, as they point out, it worked so well for Matt Murdock) but what got a pretty good laugh from me was Howard's phone number which is 555-DUK-DICK. That's just good old fashioned stupid humor right there. I enjoyed this second issue quite a bit and I'm still ready and raring for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 13, 2015

    Humor comics are no easy task, but the creative team on "Howard the Duck" defies the odds. The first two issues have already handled a heist and a prison break, and I can't wait to see what's up next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 9, 2015

    Howard the Duck continues to be a hilarious read, with the fun antics of this talking duck being extremely entertaining. The interaction, and different characteristics also allow him to be an interesting character, and though the Guardians of the Galaxy are misused, the overall issue is still awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Apr 9, 2015

    Issue #2 of Howard The Duck offers the same fun banter as the first, as Howard's newest job as a private investigator gets the Marvel treatment. He just wants to live a normal life! But is that even possible? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 8, 2015

    Humorous characters tend to be hard to write because they are extremely difficult to make compelling while still hewing to what makes them funny. Deadpool runs across this problem all the time and truly great creators know how to work around the problem without betraying the core funniness of the book. Zdarsky has a great head for writing Howard as a complete screwball, but then turning things on their head and not just having some introspective, powerful moments, but theyre moments that actually tie INTO the humor. The art might not be perfect throughout, but when it gets there, its truly great and it still tells the story entertainingly throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 13, 2015

    Still, the issue is a lot of fun (if a bit creepy in its plot), and I think if the series has enough time to find its legs, it could be a successful run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 9, 2015

    On a closing note, Howard the Duck #2 is worth buying if only for it featuring one of the most memorable closing cliffhanger pages of all time. You guys aren't going to want to miss that. Read Full Review

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