Wonderboy - there is atleast a b&w Marvel Essential collection of the Howard the Duck vol.1. Also the newer volumes have been collected in TPBs. I only have the Essemtial collection and the Vol.2 (MAX-volume written by Gerber). The original run is really good, and I also liked the vol.2, though it isn't as mind blowing as the original run, in my opinion. But I felt it to be a good humorous summary of 90s comic-scene (there are references to Preacher, Sandman, Constantine, Witchblade etc.).