*Marvel: An Odd Couple this update, with two of Marvel’s Mid-Seventies sensations: Howard the Duck and Ms. Marvel! Howard the Duck, Steve Gerber’s misanthropic waddling crusader trapped in a world of ‘hairless apes’, was a throwaway supporting character in Man-Thing, brought back by popular demand, and won his own series, illustrated first by Frank Brunner, then most famously by Gene Colan, in which the foul-mouthed fowl and his zaftig accomplice, Beverley Switzler, tackled social issues of the day. Ms. Marvel, created by Gerry & Carla Conway and John Buscema, took a failed romantic interest from Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers, possibly the crappiest security chief ever – and made her into the first true female Marvel powerhouse. Later, Dave Cockrum redesigned her costume so as to give her own identity, separate from Captain Marvel’s, but ironically, in later years, she has assumed the mantle of Captain Marvel herself, and in that form is soon to blaze across the big screen. Howard’s earliest issues (#1-5) are restocked, while Ms. Marvel’s update ranges from her first issue to #23, including #18, with the first full appearance of Raven Darkholme – later Mystique – and issue #20, the ‘relaunch’ issue.