Howard The Duck #5
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Howard The Duck #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• While the world's greatest super heroes fight to save NYC - and possibly America and parts of Canada - Howard and Tara Tam learn a lot about each other, and themselves.
•  Communication is key in life. Be inquisitive about the people you surround yourself with.
•  RETAILER NOTE: This issue is a HOWARD THE DUCK #4 tie-in!
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 12, 2015

    If all that wasn't enough to encourage you to think about picking Howard The Duck #5up, the this retailer note from Marvel's preview page probably won't help, either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 12, 2015

    Even in the midst of the Secret Wars event, or perhaps especially during it, Chip Zdarksy and Joe Quinones's ability to mock anything and everything in the Marvel Universe is masterful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Aug 16, 2015

    Zdarsky and Quinones leave readers with a teasing hint of cosmic mystery, and that (as well as Howard's new hat) is something to look forward to when Howard the Duck returns. Howard the Duck is a weird, offbeat book"an odd duck, if you will"and through Howard's eyes we see the Marvel Universe as absurd as it truly is. Marvel fans should flock to Howard the Duck. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 17, 2015

    "Howard the Duck" seems to be maturing into the book it needs to be after the mild awkwardness of this first arc. I'm starting to see where it's headed and the irreverent jokes packed into this comic are starting to land more with everything happening around them. Zdarsky and Quinnones are a nice pairing for Howard and I can't wait to see what they'll bring in October. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 13, 2015

    "Howard the Duck" #5 isn't history-changing comics; however, it's a fun, enjoyable adventure featuring Marvel's favorite fowl. As the story plays out, Zdarsky, Quinones, the Riveras, Renzi and Lanham give the readers plenty of hooks to grab onto, promising a wacky adventure and delivering on those promises. The final page of the issue gets a bit existential while appraising readers of Howard's future but, like the rest of the issue, it has fun doing so. Howard the Duck isn't going away; he's just taking a little break, but the five issues of this series and this issue in particular make for a nice refuge until more Howard tales become available. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Adam Sorice Aug 15, 2015

    Altogether, the series has displayed a solid effort from its creative team and is sure to please long time fans of Howard (if.. they exist?) but the book has sadly failed to convince me that the character was worth celebrating beyond a post-credits sequence. Wherever Howard goes next following Secret Wars – the series is set for an All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch with the same creative team and Zdarsky has noted that the 'private detective' angle is unlikely to return – I really hope the book develops a tighter narrative focus and lessens its obsession with nostalgia. (And at the very least, we've got a Squirrel Girl crossover to look forward to.) Read Full Review

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