Sunday, September 21, 2014

C.Y.A. Cover Art: Howard (The Duck)...A New Breed of Hero

As a sneak Preview for the next review, here is some interesting Cover Art used over in Europe.

The background: after Howard the Duck was such a famous bomb, it was retitled (but not reshot) for its European release.  See if you can spot the subtle differences...
Oh yeah, that's a little sad.

Instead of saying 'The Duck,' they just add the tagline instead.  Note the use of big, bright imagery...of everything except Howard himself.

Oh wait- he's shadow.  You can't lie...but you can do your best to make people look elsewhere.

In case there is any doubt to the validity of this, here is another Pic of it (from someone trying to sell it)...
Yep, still ridiculous.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Howard really got the shaft in the 1980 adaptation. I always loved the character in both his original comic and magazine lines, and think an adult-oriented cartoon movie or cable series would capture his spirit better than any live adaptation could. Still, it was great to see his cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy. Maybe that's a sign of things to come.