Howard the Duck made a huge return this summer during his amazing Guardians of the Galaxy cameo. Apparently his current success on the big screen has inspired a return to his original source material, because Marvel is giving Howard a new comic series.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Howard the Duck will return to comics this spring. The series will be penned by Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and illustrated by Joe Quinones. According to Zdarsky, Howard's got a gig as a pissed-off private investigator who is none too happy about being stuck on Earth.

"He's an everyman who happens to be a duck! 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. God, I'm picturing the reviews now: 'Some chuckles here and there.' Shoot for the stars, Chip!"

Joe Quinones added that we should all be expecting some "fun sci-fi stuff coming up," because Howard isn't just a duck; he's also an alien.

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To read the rest of the interview and check out some additional Howard art, head over to EW.