ITEM! Without a doubt this week’s comic shop cherry-pick is the deluxe Howard the Duck Omnibus — over 808 pages of web-footed waddling and waughing that is sure to please even the most discerning finely feathered fanatic. Everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic antisocialite was Marvel at it’s Bronze Age best (not to mention some of the late-great Steve Gerber’s very best sardonic and satirical scripting), and this two-ton tome contains it all. You get all of Howard’s first appearances, the entire 33-ish run of his original series, and even his Marvel Treasury Edition appearance plus Marvel Team-Up #96! And it’s all yours for a mere $99.99, which let's face it is like two tanks of gas these days. As Doctor Bong might say, ask not for whom the ominbus tolls, pilgrim, it tolls for thee!