Well, Bev’s back this issue and… Gerber has her and her new husband getting it on. He plays it for laughs, starting with Bev complaining about being stuck in a square marriage like her mother’s and ending with the creatures of Bong’s island peeping on them.
So it’s kind of like if Sue married Doom to save Reed and then was happy about it. It’s weird.
Meanwhile, Howard’s other pals are back (after ten issues, which is way too long), and they’re hanging out in New York society.
The issue’s okay enough. Howard’s no longer the lead in his own book–not sure why Gerber thought Paul Same, failed artist, was better than Howard the Duck for a story protagonist; not much of Gerber’s moves this issue make sense.
With the Colan and Janson art, however it’s hard to get too upset. Like I said, it’s okay enough, just not special.
Getting Smooth!; writer and editor, Steve Gerber; penciller, Gene Colan; inker, Klaus Janson; colorist, Janice Cohen; letterer, Irving Watanabe; publisher, Marvel Comics.