Starlog Archives: Howard the Duck

With Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, George Lucas didn’t just produce massive hit movies.  He reshaped the pop culture terrain.  As someone who was the perfect age for those movies, I can honestly say that George Lucas shaped my childhood.  Once Lucas wrapped up his Star Wars trilogy, movie fans waited to see what he would do next.  Expectations were high that this wunderkind would continue to turn out one great idea after another.  Instead, Lucas produced Howard the Duck, an expensive flop that would set the tone for his post-Star Wars career.

The September 1986 issue of Starlog included a feature story on the infamous cult classic.  Thanks to a cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard has enjoyed a surge in relevance thirty years after his big screen debut.  The movie gets extra points around here because the cast includes WTHH subjects Lea Thompson and Jeffrey Jones.



Posted on September 28, 2016, in Movies, Starlog Archives and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s quite strange to think that with a roster of famous characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America and X-Men,, the very first Marvel comic book character to get their own movie was Howard The Duck. Those other more popular characters would all have to wait another 15 or 20+ years for their own big screen debuts.


  2. Captain Logan and Eric begin their harrowing journey through every movie based on a Marvel property ever made with Howard the Duck from 1986.


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