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Reason to be Excited – Biggs the Cat

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Reason to be Excited – Biggs the Cat

In this feature I spotlight things from comics (presumably recent comics, but who knows, I might go into the past, as well) that I think are worth getting excited about.

Today we look at the awesomeness of Howard the Duck’s cat, Biggs, who is basically just 2 from We3 brought into the Marvel Universe.

The great Unbeatable Squirrel Girl/Howard the Duck crossover of 2016 started in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 (by Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson), when Howard the Duck “catnaps” Squirrel Girl’s roommate’s cat, because Howard can’t tell the difference between cats and he has been hired to find a missing cat named Biggs…

Howard and Squirrel Girl end up then being captured by Kraven the Hunter, who is working for a rich woman who likes to collect things and then, well, hunt them down. Here, we see the missing Biggs, who belonged to her ex. She has now transformed Biggs into a killing machine…

Hilariously, Biggs is dressed in the same outfit that Tinker (or “2”) was dressed in in the classic Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely comic book series, We3, about three household animals who were transformed into killing machines…

In the second (and final) part of the crossover in Howard the Duck #6 (by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Joe Quinones and a bunch of inkers), we see that our heroes (including Beast and Rocket Raccoon) are being hunted for sport…

By the way, Biggs is the name of Quinones’ own cat and Biggs is drawn to look like the real life Biggs.

Howard slowly figures out what Biggs’ deal is (well after everyone else)…

Note that Biggs even TALKS like 2 from We3…

Biggs helps take down the bad guy..

At the end of the crossover, Biggs’ owner no longer wants him now that he is a cyborg cat, so Howard gets a new pet…

In the most recent issue of Howard the Duck (#8), Biggs gets a great scene when Lea Thompson shows up to hire Howard the Duck…

What a hilariously clever idea by Zdarsky and Quinones to not only bring Quinones’ own cat into the comic, but also have the cat basically be the cat from We3. So cool. Plus, Zdarsky writes the character well, so that it has good comedic timing (lots of deadpan stuff). I’m going to miss this series so much!

Okay, that’s it for this installment! This feature is a bit more personal, but what the heck, if you see something in a comic that you’re exicted about, feel free to drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com

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