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Marvel And Hulu Partner For Four Animated Series

Marvel Entertainment and Hulu have announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special.

The streaming service has ordered animated series adaptations of M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler Show and Howard the Duck, as well as the special The Offenders, which will bring all of these heroes together for a team-up mission in the same vein as The Avengers and Netflix’s The Defenders.

M.O.D.O.K., set around the character of the same name created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, will be written and executive produced by Patton Oswalt (Happy!) and Jordan Blum (Community) alongside Jeph Loeb (Legion). The series will follow the titular supervillain with the really big head and really small body as he fights to keep control of his organization and his needy family.

Hit-Monkey will follow a Japanese snow monkey who trains with the ghost of an American assassin to prepare for a bloody and darkly comical revenge trip through the seedy Tokyo underworld. The character was created by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajic and the series is being written and executive produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Office Christmas Party) and Loeb.

Tigra & Dazzler Show will see the titular best friends/superheroes as they face one of their biggest battles yet: recognition from other superpowered people in Los Angeles. Tigra, created by Tony Isabella and Gil Kane, and Dazzler, created by Tom DeFalco, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson and John Romita Jr, have not been seen on the small screen for years, with Dazzler’s previous portrayal seen in the 2009 animated series Wolverine and the X-Men and is reportedly set to appear in the next live-action X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, and Tigra was last seen in the 1999 Fox animated series The Avengers: United They Stand. The new series will be written and executive produced by Erica Rivinoja (The Last Man on Earth) and Chelsea Handler (Chelsea) alongside Loeb.

Howard the Duck, who previously made it to the big screen in the widely detested 1986 film and cameo appearances in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, was created by Steve Gerber in 1973. The series, being written by Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob reboot) and Dave Willis (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell), will follow the titular hero as he, with the help of his best friend Beverly, attempts to return to his home planet before Dr. Bong can kill and cook him.

The Offenders, executive produced by Loeb, will follow all four of the characters as they are forced to reluctantly team up to save both the Earth and various parts of the universe from an unknown force.

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Howard The Duck Gets His Own Ongoing Comic Series In March 2015

Marvel Comics has announced that Howard The Duck will be getting his very own solo comic series again, his first in seven years. Sex Criminals artist Chip Zdarsky will pen the series which sees Captain Marvel and Savage Wolverine artist Joe Quinones on pencils.

“He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck,” Zdarsky tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable! I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things and Dr. Stranges and Spider-Mans. Cause he doesn’t fit into either, really. I’m just going to continue exploring those contrasts, but my ultimate goal is to make it funny. Marvel has taken chances on funny books and injecting humor into superhero titles, so I want to make sure this is worth some chuckles here and there.”

Created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard the Duck made his first appearance in 1973′s Adventure Into Fear #19 before getting his own eponymous book in 1976. Recently the character has made appearances in the “Civil War,” “Secret Invasion,” “Fear Itself,” and even this year’s “Original Sin” storylines.

Howard the Duck #1 will debut in March of 2015.

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Howard The Duck Omnibus Returns For a New Printing in October

Get down, America! From the far reaches of Duckworld – he has returned! That’s right, the Master of Quack Fu takes center stage when the Howard The Duck Omnibus Hardcover returns for a brand new printing! Experience the groundbreaking adventures of this wild waterfowl all over again, or for the first time ever when these iconic Marvel stories return to print this October! Collecting stories from Adventures Into Fear #19, Man-Thing #1, Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5, Howard the Duck #1 – #33, Marvel Treasury Edition #12 and Marvel Team-Up #96, no fan can afford to miss this essential piece of Howard history!

Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in 1973, Howard the Duck would go on to become a staple of the Marvel comics of that era. Born on a planet populated by talking waterfowl, Howard the Duck found himself trapped on a world he never made: ours! The archetypal outsider, Howard waddled his way through the Marvel Universe for years armed with nothing but his razor sharp wit. Now, explore every one of these groundbreaking original stories as they take you from Duckworld to our world, in a Howard the Duck experience like no other!

Strap in for wild ride that celebrates the best of the foul-mouthed fowl when the duck comes home to roost in October for a new printing of the Howard the Duck Omnibus Hardcover

For more on Howard the Duck and the history of Marvel, stay tuned to Marvel.com/75 for articles, milestones, galleries and more celebrating Marvel’s 75th Anniversary – featuring your favorite characters and creators.

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