Howard the Duck Terrified Me As a Kid

Most people probably remember Howard the Duck from the 1986 film of the same name. It's a famously terrible movie that did not do well at the box office and scared the pants off of many 80s children (including this blogger). He may be about to make a comeback. [SPOILERS AHEAD]

Whereas the Marvel comic book version of Howard sort of resembled a misbehaved Donald Duck, the movie version sort of looks like a feathered Macaulay Culkin with a beak and penchant for smoking cigars. It is freaky. [OKAY HERE COMES THAT SPOILER]


And now, apparently, he's making a comeback with with a Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits cameo:

Just because a movie bombs at the box office and made critics barf doesn't mean that you shouldn't watch it, however. It'll make your Guardians of the Galaxy experience a little more entertaining, too, because you get to see how a bad idea in the 80s can become a bad ass duck in 2014.

Howard the Duck is streaming on Google Play ($3) and Amazon ($4). You can also find a version on YouTube, though you'll have to endure the commentary of some armchair comedians.


Ed. note: This post originally had the spoiler in the headline and in the first paragraph and everywhere else. Apologies for spoiling, those who were spoiled. I hope the warnings here now are enough to unspoil you.


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