|Howard the Duck|
Howard the Duck #8 (Jan. 1977), art by Gene Colan & Steve Leialoha. Eugene "Gene" Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book artist. Steve Leialoha (born 27 January, 1952) is an American Comic-book Artist whose work first came to prominence in the 1970s
|First appearance||Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Adventure into Fear (officially titled simply Fear) is an American horror Comic book published by Marvel Comics from 1973)|
|Created by||Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik|
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|Notable aliases||Son of Satan (former)|
|Abilities||Master of Quack-Fu|
Howard the Duck is a comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber ( September 20, 1947 - February 10, 2008) was an American Comic book Writer best Val Mayerik (b 1950) is an American Comic-book and commercial Artist, best known as co-creator of Marvel Comics ' The Defenders is a name of a number of Marvel Comics Superhero group — usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders" each Sporting the slogan "Get Down America!" the All-Night Party was a fictional political party created by Steve Gerber. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber ( September 20, 1947 - February 10, 2008) was an American Comic book Writer best Val Mayerik (b 1950) is an American Comic-book and commercial Artist, best known as co-creator of Marvel Comics ' The character first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. Adventure into Fear (officially titled simply Fear) is an American horror Comic book published by Marvel Comics from 1973) and several subsequent series have chronicled the misadventures of the ill-tempered, anthropomorphic, "funny animal" trapped on human-dominated Earth. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects Funny animal is a Cartooning term for the Genre of Comics and Animated cartoons in which the main characters are Humanoid or Howard's adventures are generally social satires, and also often parodies of genre fiction with a metafictional awareness of the medium. Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Genre fiction is a term for fictional works ( Novels short stories) written with the intent of fitting into a specific Literary genre Metafiction is a literary term for a type of Fiction that systematically and self-consciously addresses the devices of fiction including the relationship between fiction and
Howard the Duck was created in 1973 by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in Adventure into Fear as a secondary character in that comic's Man-Thing feature. Adventure into Fear (officially titled simply Fear) is an American horror Comic book published by Marvel Comics from The Man-Thing is a Fictional character in the, created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow He graduated to his own backup feature in Giant-Size Man-Thing, confronting such bizarre horror-parody characters as the Hellcow and the Man-Frog, before acquiring his own comic book title with Howard the Duck #1 in 1976.
Gerber wrote 27 issues of the series, illustrated by a variety of artists, beginning with Frank Brunner, who left because he considered Howard a cartoon in the real world, which Gerber did not, with Gene Colan eventually becoming the regular penciller. Frank Brunner (born February 21, 1949) is an American Comic book artist and Illustrator The word cartoon has various meanings based on several very different forms of Visual art and Illustration. Eugene "Gene" Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book artist. A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of types of Artists working within the Comic book industry The series gradually developed a substantial cult following, possibly amplified by Howard's entry into the 1976 U.S. presidential campaign under the auspices of the All-Night Party (an event later immortalized in a brief reference in Stephen King's The Tommyknockers). A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture. The United States presidential election of 1976 followed the resignation of President Richard M Sporting the slogan "Get Down America!" the All-Night Party was a fictional political party created by Steve Gerber. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, The Tommyknockers is a 1987 horror novel by Stephen King. While maintaining a horror style the novel is more of an excursion into Marvel attempted a spin-off with a short-lived Howard the Duck newspaper strip from 1977 to 1978, at first written by Gerber and drawn by Colan and Mayerik, later written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Alan Kupperberg. Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer. Alan Kupperberg is an American comic Artist known for working in both Comic books and Newspaper strips.
Gerber gained a degree of creative autonomy when he became Howard the Duck's editor in addition to his writing duties (as evidenced by the credits on later issues), which was unusual for mass-market comics writers of the time, and the stories became increasingly experimental. At one point, unable to meet the deadline for his regular script, Gerber substituted an entire issue of text pieces and illustrations satirizing his own difficulties as a writer. One of those illustrated text pieces inspired Gerber's Vertigo series Nevada. Nevada is the title of an American comic book Limited series published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint
In 1978, the writer and publisher clashed over issues of creative control, and Gerber was abruptly removed from the series. This was the first highly publicized creator's rights case in American comics, and attracted support from major industry figures, some of whom created homage/parody stories with Gerber to dramatize the case; these included Destroyer Duck with Jack Kirby. In 1988 a number of Comic book artists and writers began a discussion on a Creator's Bill of Rights. Destroyer Duck was an Anthology Comic book published by Eclipse Comics in 1982, as well as the title of its primary story written Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book
Disney also threatened to sue Marvel for infringing Donald Duck's copyright and enforced a different design, including the use of pants (as seen in the movie and some later comics). 
The series continued for four more issues with stories by Marv Wolfman, Mary Skrenes, Mark Evanier, and Bill Mantlo. Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer. Mark Stephen Evanier (born March 2 1952) is an American Comic book and Television Writer, particularly known for his Bill Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is an American Comic-book Writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an Attorney Gerber returned briefly to write, though not plot, #29 as part of a contract fulfillment.
Issue #31, dated May 1979, announced on its letters page that it would be the final issue of Howard the Duck as a color comic. Marvel then relaunched the series that year as a bimonthly magazine, with scripts by Mantlo, art by Colan and Michael Golden and unrelated backup features by others; this series was canceled after nine issues. Michael Golden is an American Comic-book Artist and commercial artist best known for Articles in these issues claimed that Howard was Mayerik's idea, though this is contrary to statements by both Gerber and Mayerik. The first story of issue #9, written by Bill Mantlo, had Howard walk away from Beverly. Bill Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is an American Comic-book Writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an Attorney Steven Grant followed this with a story in Bizarre Adventures #34, in which the suicidal Howard is put through a parody of It's a Wonderful Life. Steven Grant (born October 22, 1953) is an American Comic-book writer best known for his 1985-1986 Marvel Comics mini-series It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story " The Greatest
The original comic book series reappeared in early 1986 with issue #32, written by Grant. Issue #33, a parody of Bride of Frankenstein, written by Christopher Stager, appeared nine months later, along with a three-issue adaptation of the movie. Bride of Frankenstein (advertised as The Bride of Frankenstein) is a science fiction / Horror film.
In a story rejected by Jim Shooter, Marvel's then-editor-in-chief, Gerber explained that a Krylorian Cyndi Lauper named Chirreep had made up the events in the Mantlo stories much like the events in The Rampaging Hulk magazine were considered made up by Bereet, though those stories, as originally conceived, were intended to fill in material left by the publication gap between Incredible Hulk #6 and the Hulk's appearances in Tales to Astonish. James Shooter (born September 27 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Writer, occasional fill-in artist editor, and A publication's editor in chief is its Primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22 1953 is an American Grammy - and Emmy award winning Singer-songwriter and Bereet is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Publication history Bereet first appeared in Rampaging Hulk #1-2 (January This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Tales to Astonish is the name of two American Comic book series and a one-shot comic published by Marvel Comics. Shooter considered this an insult to Mantlo (as well as to himself, as the story lampooned Shooter's Secret Wars), not regarding the insult Mantlo's stories may have been to Gerber, and Gerber's story was never illustrated. This article refers to the 1984 Secret Wars comic book series He also identified Howard's parents as Dave and Dotty, names that differ from the Mantlo and later DeMatteis stories, in which his parents are named Ronald and Henrietta. 
Gerber brought back Howard in The Sensational She-Hulk #14-17, again living with Beverly, now working as a rent-a-ninja. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she How they got back together is never explained, and Beverly is not involved as She-Hulk takes Howard on a trip through several dimensions with a theoretical physicist from Empire State University. for the actual colleges with similar names see also Empire State College and Emporia State University Empire State University (also known
Gerber returned to Howard with Spider-Man Team-Up #5, around the same time he was writing a "Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck" crossover for Image. He had the idea to create an unofficial crossover between the two issues, where the characters would meet momentarily in the shadows, but which would not affect either story. Soon after, Gerber discovered that Howard was also scheduled to appear in Ghost Rider vol. 2, #81 (Jan. 1997) alongside Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy, and issues of Generation X leading up to issue #25 and the Daydreamers miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis. Devil Dinosaur is a Marvel Comics character who resembles a red Tyrannosaurus rex. Moon-Boy is a Marvel Comics character who resembles a small furry Humanoid. Generation X is a Fictional Comic book Superhero team a Spin-off of the X-Men franchise published by Marvel Comics. John Marc DeMatteis (born December 15 1953) is an American Writer of Comic books. Gerber was not pleased with this development, and decided to change the “unofficial crossover” somewhat. 
In the Spider-Man comic, Spider-Man and Howard meet two shadowy figures (presumed to be Savage Dragon and Destroyer Duck) in a darkened warehouse, then leave shortly afterwards. But in the Savage Dragon comic, a villain creates hundreds of clones of Howard during a fierce battle. As Savage Dragon and Destroyer Duck escape the warehouse with a character hidden in a bag, they reveal that they rescued the “real” Howard, while Spider-Man left with one of the clones. Howard has his feathers dyed green, and is renamed “Leonard the Duck,” which is now a character owned by Gerber, who went on to appear in Image Comics and Vertigo comics. Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their Vertigo is an Imprint of the American Comic-book publisher DC Comics. Gerber considers this the real Howard, and Marvel's Howard an empty shell.
In 2001, when Marvel launched its MAX imprint of "mature readers" comics, Gerber returned to write the six-issue Howard the Duck miniseries, illustrated by Phil Winslade and Glenn Fabry. MAX is an Imprint of Marvel Comics for adult audiences launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes Phil Winslade is a British Comic book Artist. Biography Winslade was born in Surrey in 1965 and spent a lot of time indoors as Featuring several familiar Howard the Duck characters, the series, like the original one, parodied a wide range of other comics and pop culture figures, but with considerably stronger language and sexual content than would have been allowable 25 years earlier. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — The series has Doctor Bong causing Howard to go through multiple changes of form, principally into a rat (possibly as a parody of Mickey Mouse, in retaliation for the earlier lawsuit), and entering a chain of events parodying comics such as Witchblade, Preacher and several others. This article is about the Top Cow comic book series For its fictional star character sometimes colloquially known as Witchblade see Sara Pezzini. Preacher is a Comic book series created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, published by the American comic book label Vertigo
Howard had cameo appearances in She-Hulk vol. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she 1, #3 (February 2005) and vol. 2, #3/100 (February 2006, the 100th issue of all the various She-Hulk series). He returned in a series by writer Ty Templeton and artist Juan Bobillo in 2007. Ty Templeton is a popular Canadian Comic book artist and writer who has drawn a number of popular mainstream titles TV-associated titles and his own series This series is rated for all ages, though it has also been published with a Marvel Zombies tie-in cover with a parental advisory claim. Marvel Zombies is a five-issue Limited series published from December 2005 to April 2006 by Marvel Comics.
Howard is abducted from his native world and dropped into the Florida Everglades by the demonic Thog the Overmaster of the dread realm Sominus. Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County Florida Thog the Nether-Spawn Overmaster of Sominus is a Fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe.  There, he meets the Man-Thing and Korrek the Barbarian. The Man-Thing is a Fictional character in the, created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow Korrek is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Korrek is a young warrior king of the extra-dimensional barbarian land of Katharta, and became the  Shortly thereafter, Howard meets Dakimh the Enchanter and Jennifer Kale as well, but then falls off a set of inter-dimensional stepping stones. Dakimh the Enchanter is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Jennifer Kale is a Fictional character, a sorceress in the Marvel Comics universe.  Before long, he materializes in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state There he battles Garko the Man-Frog, and battles a vampire cow, Bessie the Hellcow. Vampires are fictional characters found in the Marvel Universe. 
Howard soon meets Beverly Switzer and a bizarre series of encounters follows. He battles Pro-Rata, and then meets Spider-Man. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  He battles Turnip-Man and the Kidney Lady.  He then learns Quak Fu, encounters the Winky Man, becomes a wrestler, and battles an animated Gingerbread Man. 
After a short time in Cleveland, Howard and Beverly take to the road, eventually ending up in New York City, where Howard is nominated for U.S. president by the All-Night Party. The City of New York The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Sporting the slogan "Get Down America!" the All-Night Party was a fictional political party created by Steve Gerber.  A doctored-photo scandal leads him to Canada, and the defeat of a supervillain, Le Beaver, who falls to his death. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page  Howard then suffers a nervous breakdown, and flees Bev and their situation on a bus. Mental breakdown (also known as nervous breakdown or snapping) is a non-medical term used to describe a sudden acute attack of Mental illness such as Unfortunately, the passengers are all believers in various weird cults, and try to interest Howard in them. His seatmates are Winda Wester (afflicted with an Elmer Fudd-like speech impediment) and S. Blotte the Kidney Lady. After the bus crashes, Howard and Winda are sent to a mental institution. A psychiatric hospital (previously called insane asylum, mental hospital; or derogatorily looney bin, nut house or Funny Farm) is There he meets Daimon Hellstrom, and is briefly possessed by Hellstrom's demonic soul, becoming the Son of Satan. Daimon Hellstrom, also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm, is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe.  Beverly and Paul Same (an artist for whom Beverly does nude modeling) get them both back to Cleveland. Later, while on a cruise ship returning from scenic Bagmom, Howard and Beverly are taken captive by the supervillain Doctor Bong, who marries Beverly against her will and transforms Howard into a human. A cruise ship or cruise liner is a Passenger ship used for pleasure voyages where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are part of the experience  After escaping back to New York and being restored to his natural form, Howard is hired as a dishwasher by Beverly's uncle and namesake, who goes by Lee. Howard battles Sudd, and then battles Soofi.  Howard is then reunited with the Man-Thing, Korrek, and Jennifer Kale, and they all battle Bzzk'Joh.  He then attends a party on Long Island, where he is abducted by the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches The Ringmaster (real name Maynard Tiboldt) is a fictional Supervillain who is featured in Marvel Comics. The Circus of Crime is a fictional Villainous organization in the Marvel Comics universe.  After defeating them, Howard, plagued by pessimistic dreams, goes his way alone, as he had at the beginning of the series.
Howard battles the Band of the Bland — Dr. The " Band of the Bland " is a group of mediocre super villains in the Marvel Universe. Angst, Sitting Bullseye, Tillie the Hun, the Spanker, and Black Hole — alongside the Defenders. The Defenders is a name of a number of Marvel Comics Superhero group — usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders" each 
Mantlo, beginning with Issue #30, returned the series to its former status quo, bringing Beverly back into the picture and having her divorce Doctor Bong, and getting Paul, who has been shot by the Ringmaster, out of the hospital. Lee Switzler brings everyone back to Cleveland and employs Howard as a cab driver, while Paul, back to being a somnambulist after his release from the hospital, seems to have become Winda's boyfriend. Howard dons a suit of "Iron Duck" armor, and battles Doctor Bong.  He later battles Morton Erg and the Gopher.  He encountered Dracula, and even returns to Duckworld at one point. Dracula is a Fictional character, a Comic book Supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.  At the end of the magazine series, Howard walks away from Beverly (at her request). After that, he is mistaken for "Duck Drake, Private Eye", meets CeCe Ryder when hitchhiking, and is later offered a genetically constructed mate whom he does not take to. Hitchhiker Program Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, hitching, autostop or thumbing up a ride) is a means of Transportation
She-Hulk accidentally pulls him though a cosmic wormhole, and along with theoretical physicist Brent Wilcox, they prevent other universes from crowding out Earth-616. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she Theoretical physics employs Mathematical models and Abstractions of Physics in an attempt to explain experimental data taken of the natural world In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics By this point, Beverly is working as a rent-a-ninja. Howard met the Critic, and traveled to the Baloneyverse, and battled Dr. Angst and his cohorts. 
The sorceress Jennifer Kale, in an attempt to return Howard to his home world, inadvertently teleports Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy into her New York apartment. Jennifer Kale is a Fictional character, a sorceress in the Marvel Comics universe. Devil Dinosaur is a Marvel Comics character who resembles a red Tyrannosaurus rex. Moon-Boy is a Marvel Comics character who resembles a small furry Humanoid. The disoriented dinosaur rampages through the city before being subdued by Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch). Daniel Ketch, also known as Ghost Rider, is a fictional, Supernatural Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.
After meeting two mutants from X-Men mentor Charles Xavier's Massachusetts Academy, Howard and Beverly (apparently back together with Howard again working as a driver) spend some days at the Academy, becoming friends with the mutants Artie, Leech, Franklin Richards, Synch and Chamber. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Charles Xavier may refer to Professor X, aka Professor Charles Xavier leader of the Marvel Comics superhero team the X-Men Charles Xavier fictional The Massachusetts Academy is a fictional prep school in the Marvel Universe. Franklin Richards is a Fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. During a battle with a rampaging Black Tom Cassidy, Howard and some others escape with the help of the Man-Thing. "Black Tom" Cassidy ( Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy) is a Marvel Comics Supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men, and Archenemy The Man-Thing is a Fictional character in the, created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow 
Back with Beverley, he undergoes further shape-shifting experiments from Doctor Bong.
Sometime later, Howard attempts to register under the Superhero Registration Act, but learns his socially disrupted life has created so many bureaucratic headaches that the government's policy is that Howard does not exist. In Marvel Comics ' fictional Marvel Universe, the Registration Acts —the Mutant Registration Act (or MRA) and Superhuman Registration Act This lack of government oversight delights him: "No more parking tickets, no taxes, no jury duty. " In this story, as well, Howard says he was pressured to give up his cigars. 
However, after he defeats the supervillain M.O.D.O.T.'s scheme to control the public through mass media, his attorney, Jennifer Walters, successfully restores his citizenship including all relevant responsibilities. MODOK is a Fictional Comic book Supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she 
Howard has no superhuman powers, but he does possess some knowledge of the little-known martial art known as Quak Fu.
Howard the Duck, as his name suggests, is a three-foot-tall anthropomorphic duck. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects For duck as a food see Duck (food; for other meanings see Duck (disambiguation. He generally wears a tie and shirt, and is almost always found smoking a cigar. A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented Tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the smoker's mouth Originally, like many cartoon ducks, he wore no pants; Disney threatened legal action due to Howard's resemblance to Donald Duck, and Marvel redesigned that aspect of character. Donald Duck is a cartoon character from The Walt Disney Company.
Howard has an irritable and cynical attitude to the often bizarre events around him; he feels there is nothing special about him except that he is a duck, and though he has no goals other than seeking comfort and to be left alone, he is often dragged into dangerous adventures simply because he is visibly unusual. His series' tagline, "Trapped in a world he never made", played off the genre trappings of 1950s science fiction. A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set A common reaction to meeting Howard the first time is a startled, "You. . . you're a DUCK!"
His near-constant companion and occasional girlfriend is former art model and Cleveland native Beverly Switzler. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Like Howard, Beverly wants an ordinary life but is frequently singled out for her appearance, though she is a beautiful and sexy woman rather than a duck. Their only other friends are Paul Same (a painter who briefly became a sleepwalking crime-fighter) and Winda Wester (a lisping ingénue with psychic powers); he has also worked with Spider-Man and the Man-Thing and associates on various occasions. Sleepwalking (also called somnambulism or noctambulism) is a Parasomnia or Sleep disorder where the sufferer engages in In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment A lisp ( OE wlisp, stammering is a Speech impediment, historically also known as sigmatism. The word psychic (ˈsaɪkɨk from the Greek psychikos—"of the soul mental" refers to the claimed ability to perceive things hidden from the normal senses Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Man-Thing is a Fictional character in the, created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow
Howard found himself on Earth due to a shift in "the Cosmic Axis". In the black-and-white Howard the Duck magazine series, writer Bill Mantlo theorized that Howard came from an extra-dimensional planet called Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth where ducks, not apes, had evolved to become the dominant species. Bill Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is an American Comic-book Writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an Attorney Alfeim - First appeared in Thor #277 (Nov 1978 by Roy Thomas and John Buscema Alter-Earth In 2001, Gerber dismissed this idea, calling it "very pedestrian" and 'comic-booky' — in the worst sense of the term. " He believes Howard came from an alternate Earth populated by a variety of cartoon animals.  A panel in Fear #19, prior to Howard's introduction, depicts Howard or someone like him near an anthropomorphic rat and an anthropomorphic dog, in a hypothetical panel about other dimensions.
His antagonists, who usually appear in a single story each, are often parodies of science fiction, fantasy, and horror characters, and sometimes political figures, but also include ordinary people simply making life difficult for Howard. Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience The chief recurring villain, Lester Verde, also known as Doctor Bong - modeled on Doctor Doom and writers Bob Greene and Lester Bangs - is a former tabloid reporter who has the power to "reorder reality" by smashing himself on his bell-shaped helmet; his main goal is to marry Beverly. Doctor Bong ( Lester Verde) is a Fictional character, a Supervillain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation. Robert Bernard Greene Jr (born March 10, 1947) is an American Journalist, best known as an award-winning Columnist for the Leslie Conway Bangs ( December 13, 1948 &ndash April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest A bell is a simple Sound -making device The bell is a Percussion instrument and an Idiophone. After several issues, she agrees to marry him to save Howard from Bong's evil experimentation, and remains married to him for some time. Doctor Bong would reappear in issues of She-Hulk and Deadpool in the mid-1990s. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she Deadpool is a fictional Comic book character sometimes depicted as a Mercenary or Antihero; he appears in books published by Marvel Other recurring villains include the Kidney Lady (S. Blotte) who has been convinced by her former lover that the soul is in the kidneys and attacks anything she sees as a threat to them, and Reverend Jun Moon Yuc and his Yuccies, a parody of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church "Moonies". Sun Myung Moon (born January 6 1920) is the Korean founder and leader of the world-wide Unification Church and of the larger Unification The Unification Church is a New religious movement founded by Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon. Another important villain was the Sinister S. O. O. F. I. (Save Our Offspring from Indecency) organization, whose leader was implicitly Anita Bryant, though she looked like an old, fat Elvis Presley with a smiley face/orange on her head. Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940, in Barnsdall Oklahoma) is an American Singer. The smiley, smiley face, or happy face, is a stylized representation of a smiling human face commonly represented as a yellow circle with two dots representing An orange —specifically the sweet orange —is the Citrus fruit Citrus sinensis ( syn
Other Marvel Comics characters occasionally appeared, including Spider-Man, Daimon Hellstrom, and the Ringmaster. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daimon Hellstrom, also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm, is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. The Ringmaster (real name Maynard Tiboldt) is a fictional Supervillain who is featured in Marvel Comics. Also, Omega The Unknown appeared to him in a dream, as did Spider-Man, whom he had previously met for real, unlike Omega. Omega the Unknown was both an American comic book published by Marvel Comics from 1976-1977 and the eponymous character of that comic book
Seemingly an autodidact, Howard at various times references Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Albert Camus (whose novel The Stranger Gerber considers the principal influence on the series), the Brontë sisters, and other figures of philosophical and political significance. Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) is self-education or self-directed learning Albert Camus ( (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960 was an Algerian born French Author, philosopher, and journalist who won the Nobel prize The Stranger, or The Outsider, (from the French L’Étranger, 1942 is a Novel by Albert Camus The Brontë sisters (ˈbrɒnte Charlotte (21 April 1816 &ndash 31 March 1855 Emily (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848 and Anne (17 January 1820 In a parody of the Marvel comic character Shang-Chi, he was trained in the art of Quak-Fu. Shang-Chi ( is a Marvel Comics character often called the "Master of Kung Fu " In the 2001 miniseries, as a mocking gesture toward Disney's mascot Mickey Mouse, he was turned into various animals, primarily a mouse. Mickey Mouse is a comic animal Cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. A mouse (plural mice) is a small Animal that belongs to one 
A Howard the Duck action figure is sold together with Toy Biz's Marvel Legends Series 5 Silver Surfer figure. Marvel Toys (formerly Toy Biz) is the Toy division of Marvel Entertainment. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. The only such figure as of 2007, it uses the original, pant-less version of the character.
Heroclix The Summer 2008 booster expansion entitled "Secret Invasion" of Heroclix will include Howard the Duck. His 'powers' include Master of Quack Fu, Offical Non-person, and Trapped in a Game He Never Made. His sculpt will have him wearing pants.
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Trapped in a world that they never made
But not me, baby, I'm too precious.