So I was excited to hear that Howard the Duck is teaming up with actress Lea Thompson (AKA Beverly Switzler in the movie) in his comic book. She showed up in the final page of HOWARD THE DUCK #8, but will be appearing throughout Issue #9.
The reason? Lea Thompson's hired Howard to help her find... herself!
Writer Chip Zdarsky had to get permission to get Thompson involved with the book (much like Dan Parent had to get everything approved with George Takei a few years back in KEVIN KELLER).
Here is some of what Zdarsky had to say about this upcoming issue:
What's the story that brings these two characters together all about? The fact that she's hiring him for a missing persons case suggests a possible meta aspect.You can read the entire interview here.
Oh, it definitely gets meta, but in a way that works within the Marvel Universe and its continuity. Her appearance is actually so integral to the overall storyline of the past couple of years that I'm not sure what I would have done if she said, "No!"
I don't want to give away too much, but Howard has had a rough go of it during our run and Ms. Thompson is the key that unlocks the reasons behind his streak of bad luck. She also gets to beat up some aliens.