Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones’ Howard the Duck series never ceases to amaze, but its latest joke is perhaps one of its finest. Tomorrow’s issue features a cameo appearance from Howard’s co-star in his tragic 1986 film debut, Lea Thompson.
Revealed by Hollywood Reporter, Thompson will appear as herself rather than her Howard the Duck Beverly Switzler, as Howard’s latest client who realizes that she’s been randomly losing periods of time in her life with no recollection. The mystery will, eventually, tie back into Thompson’s role in the disastrous 1986 movie (because god, how could it not!?). Zdarsky told the site the cameo, which will see Thompson appear in the next two issues of the book, has been in the works for over a year.
Thompson, meanwhile, is taking the thought of starring in a comic connected to one of the biggest bombs of her career with the exact sort of ease you’d expect:
My career goes into a 100 different directions, and I embrace them all. They asked me to appear in the comic and I was like, ‘Sure, why not?’
Why not indeed. Howard the Duck #8 hits shelves tomorrow.