Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Zippy, Howard the Duck and Ambush Bug



It took me a couple of viewings, but I finally spotted the Howard The Duck cameo in Avengers: Endgame.  The question is, did he remain on Earth following the events of the movie, or return to space with the Guardians or the Ravagers?  I'm hoping the former, which would give him a chance to interact with some of Marvel's other heroes.  A scene with Spidey or Doctor Strange could be a real hoot.

16 comments:

Horsefeathers said...

Howard is still around? There may be hope yet.

Horsefeathers said...

Howard and Bat-Mite..... The huh? and the what the?!?

Carycomic said...

They don't look like they're having fun, yet. Maybe if Alfred E. Newman joined their company, they'd look less worried. ;-)

Anonymous said...

How about Howard the Duck and Donald Duck?

Anonymous said...

Howard the Duck and Ambush Bug I get... But I have never understood the appeal of Zippy the Pinhead. Can someone try to explain what … or maybe anything about Zippy? Not slamming Zippy, just trying to understand him and what exactly is Zippy suppose to represent.

jlbgriggs2 said...

Cool cover!

alxjhnsn said...

The Wikipedia discussion provides some insight. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zippy_the_Pinhead

Bob Greenwade said...

I was just thinking last night that it's been a while since we saw Ambush bug on this blog. Given that he's basically your King of Unlikely Pairings, though, this isn't what I'd expected; with him, I think more along the lines of Spawn, Darth Vader, Blade, or even Captain America.

Bob Greenwade said...

As to the MCU's Howard, if he left Earth it probably was with the Ravagers. If he'd been with the Guardians we probably would have known about it (unless, of course, he stowed away).

Matthew Baugh said...

Zippy is about the last character I expected to see on a cover. If he were to appear in a Marvel book, I think Howard would be the perfect foil. I suspect Steve Gerber was probably a fan as he liked absurdism.

As for Howard in space, how about a team up with Dalgoda. You could call it Waaaugh the Dog. :)

Anonymous said...

@Matthew: or, failing that, how about Howard and Barf the Mog from "Spaceballs?"

Anonymous said...

I thought that Marvel comics already copyrighted the Legion of Losers?

Anonymous said...

@Arvel: Wednesday-Thursday-Friday?!

Carycomic said...

@Anonymous210: true! They were one-shot wonders as Spidey-foes. A sub-par Sinister Six, you might say. On the upside, it did give birth to Marvel's newest crime-fighting team. Grizzly Man and Gibbon the Ape Wonder!

Too bad they never got to meet the Dynamic Duo '66. :-)



Bob Greenwade said...

Cary: Maybe it's time for Ross to do the Inferior Five vs. the Legion of Losers?

Carycomic said...

Good one!

But, if that proved impossible (even for Ross), I'd settle for the Great Lakes Avengers vs. a mind-controlled Fat Fury.

"I'm gonna whup ya with this Tootsie Pop!"

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