Classification: Terrestrial would-be veterinarian clinic

Creator: Beverly Switzler

User/Possessors: George, Beverly Switzler, unidentified assistant

First Appearance: Howard the Duck V#11 (December, 2016)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Scales and Tales presumably would function as a typical veterinarian clinic upon its opening, handling the medical needs of all manner of animal and animal-like patrons residing in Brunswick, Maine.

(Howard the Duck V#11 (fb) - BTS) - After graduating veterinary school and inheriting a large sum of money, Beverly Switzler purchased a prime building location in Brunswick, Maine and began the process of opening the Scales and Tales veterinary clinic.

(Howard the Duck V#11) - Beverly was painting the walls of Scales and Tales when the building inspector George informed her that everything had passed his inspection. George then commented that Beverly could open the clinic at any time and when Beverly hesitated in her response, George asked if she was having second thoughts about opening the clinic. Beverly explained that she was just a bit overwhelmed at how fast everything fell into place for Scales and Tales and her assistant interrupted to suggest they open sooner rather than later, as they already had a message from a man who claimed his own wing was sprained. Figuring the potential patient was old her friend Howard the Duck, Beverly just smiled in response.

Comments: Created by Chip Zdarsky, Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera and Marc Deering.

    It was never shown if Scales and Tales actually opened.

    The "man" calling to leave a message about a sprained wing was heavily implied to be Howard the Duck.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Scales & Tales has no known connections to:


George was the building inspector assisting Beverly Switzler in the opening of Scales and Tales. He eventually informed Beverly that the building passed all inspections and wondered if perhaps Beverly was having second thoughts about the clinic when she hesitated to respond.

--Howard the Duck V#11

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Howard the Duck V#11, p20, pan2 (Scales & Tales, main image)
Howard the Duck V#11, p20, pan1 (closeup of Scales & Tales sign)
Howard the Duck V#11, p20, pan3 (George)

Howard the Duck V#11 (December, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils, inks), Joe Rivera, Marc Deering (inks), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 07/15/2023
Last updated: 07/15/2023

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