BROTHERHOOD of EVIL PREPOSITIONS 
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MembershipAmonger, Arounder, Betweener, Of, Underneather, Withiner

Purpose: Unrevealed

Aliases: None

Affiliations: As their motivations were unrevealed, their alliances are similarly unrevealed; but, they have some association with Andy the AngelBand of the Bland (Black Hole/Morton Kribbee, Sitting Bullseye/Oliver Bedwette, Spanker/Fred Hovel, Tillie the Hun/Matilda von Tromp), le Beaver (Pierre Dentfris), Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Bzzk J'ohChirreep, Dakimh the Enchanter, Dr. Angst (Floyd Mangles), Galactongue, Howard the DuckJackpot the One-Armed BanditJokester, Jennifer KaleGreedy Killerwatt, Korrek the Barbarian, Kong Lomerate, Maller, Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Master C'haaj, PoporbPro-RataPuffinQuizlingHemlock Shoals, Wally Sidney, Sulphur Surfer, Throwaway;

Enemies: Likely many of the above

Base of Operations: A giant skyscraper on an unidentified planet created within an interdimensional rift (between Reality-616 and Reality-791021) with a galaxy formed there after being disgorged by Galactongue

First AppearanceUnpublished Howard the Duck script - Steve Gerber (1985);

History

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script (fb) - BTS) - After Chirreep of Krylor inadvertently temporarily/partially overlapped Reality-616 and Reality-791021, Howard the Duck was trapped within a rift between the two dimensions. 

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - BTS) - Within the interdimensional rift, Howard met with Andy the Angel, Chirreep, Dakimh the Enchanter, Jennifer Kale, Korrek the Barbarian, Man-Thing, Master C'haaj, and Hemlock Shoals in an artificial construct in the form of a Winnebago. Also within the rift appeared another artificial constuct in the shape of a fire hydrant and containing the Band of the Bland (Black Hole/Morton Kribbee, Sitting Bullseye/Oliver Bedwette, Spanker/Fred Hovel, Tillie the Hun/Matilda von Tromp), le Beaver (Pierre Dentfris), Black Talon (Thibodaux Boudreaux), Bzzk J'oh, Dr. Angst (Floyd Mangles), Jackpot the One-Armed Bandit, Jokester, Greedy Killerwatt, Kong Lomerate, Maller, Pro-Rata, Puffin, Quizling, and Wally Sidney.

(Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script) - Galactongue then appeared within the rift and disgorged an entire galaxy. A new planet formed, with one unbelievably tall -- tens of thousands of miles high -- office building sticking straight up from its surface and rising past the top of the panel into the rift-space. The gleaming tower  further had odd wing-like protrusions sticking out from the building with no visible means of support.
An enormous banner, hung across the side of the building, reads: RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE.

    Five comet-like flares -- one noticeably smaller than the other four-- containing the prepositions streaked away outward from various points on the structure, headed toward the Winnebago and the fire hydrant-- both of which traveled toward the planet at incredible velocity. Three of the comet-like flares (including the smallest one) struck the Winnebago, and the other two struck the fire hydrant.  Both "constructs" glowed brightly before fading back to normal, at which point the Prepositions (still unseen) spoke: "HALLO-O-O-O!"

    The Prepositions -- the Amonger, the Arounder, the Underneather, the Withiner, and Of -- introduced themselves to the groups (the Amonger and the Underneather to the hydrant crew; and the Arounder, Withiner, and Of to the Winnebago crew). From between the two constructs, the Betweener spoke to both groups, advising them: "Play both ends against the middle, and all you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!" The Winnebago and Hydrant constructs then struck the immense building, and Howard's group was transported into the mailroom, while Kong's group arrived in the boardroom.

    Later, Of visited Howard the Duck, teasing him about war breaking out between the two groups from the two constructs, before claiminghis bigger brothers were calling him and then vanishing.

    Kong Lomerate led the villains to attack the other group...

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber.

    Gerber's unpublished script (http://www.stevegerber.com/writings/scripts/index.php3):

    As the script was not published, we don't know how much/many of the story events contained within occurred as written, so I'm including them here in italics.
Only the published data is listed in regular text below


(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - The cosmic axis tipped again as Howard’s world changed markedly.
    This takes place immediately before the Mr. Chicken adventure in Howard the Duck II#1

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard had Winda send him and Bev to "Duckworld," though it was not the world he remembered.

(Marvel Legacy: 1970s: Korrek entry / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z harcover#5: Howard the Duck entry) - Howard later joined with Dakimh, Korrek, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing and others to resolve damage caused by a
reality warp initiated by Krylorian Techno-Artist Chireep.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions has no known connections to:


Amonger

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions,
he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Arounder, the Betweener, Of, the Underneather, and the Withiner.

    The Amonger appeared in the form of a "strange, gooey, molasses-like mass with a human face."


    The Amonger joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-
791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs, respectively..

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, the Amonger was the first to appear visually, telling the villains in the hydrant construct, "I am from among. I am the Amonger."

    After the Betweener named them collectively as the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions and challenged 
the heroes and villains to seek power he offered, the artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs both crashed into the office building, and the beings within (not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Of visited Howard the Duck, he was claimed his bigger brothers were calling him before he vanished.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Arounder

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Amonger, the Betweener, Of, the Underneather, and the Withiner.

    The Arounder 
appeared in the form of a "a huge coil, resembling a Slinky toy with a human face on one end."

    The 
Arounder joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs.

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, the Arounder was the second to appear (the first to appear in the Winnebago construct), horrifying Chirreep as it unwound itself, snake-like, from around her legs. It introduced itself "I am from around. I am the Arounder."

    After the Betweener named them collectively as the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions and challenged 
the heroes and villains to seek power he offered, the artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs both crashed into the office building, and the beings within (not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Of visited Howard the Duck, he was claimed his bigger brothers were calling him before he vanished.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Betweener

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Amonger, Arounder, Of, the Underneather, and the Withiner.

    The Betweener was not seen, it spoke from the empty space between two objects.


    The Betweener joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-
791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs.

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, each of the other Prepositions appeared visually and then introduced themselves.

    Finally, the Betweener spoke from the empty space between the
Winnebago and hydrant constructs: "And I am from...between. Together, we six comprise the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions."

    As the two constructs hurtled on a collision course with the office tower, the Betweener added, "Play both ends against the middle, and you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!"


    The artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs then both crashed into the office building, and the beings within
(not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Of visited Howard the Duck, he was claimed his bigger brothers were calling him before he vanished.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Of

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Amonger, Arounder, the Betweener, the Underneather, and the Withiner.

    Of 
appeared in the form of a "strange little man swinging by his neck from a noose." The noose typically is attached to a structure above it.
    <Get it? It's a dangling/hanging preposition>


    Of joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-
791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs.

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, Of was the fifth to appear visually (the third in the Winnebago).

    Swinging by its neck from a noose attached to the ceiling, Of reached down and Claude Starkowski, utterly bewildered, shook his little doll-like hand.
   
    He announced to those present in the Winnebago, "You can just call me..."Of.""

    After the Betweener named them collectively as the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions and challenged 
the heroes and villains to seek power he offered, the artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs both crashed into the office building, and the beings within (not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Howard walked out on his group and took a break by the water cooler, Of fell out of the dispenser after Howard grabbed a cup, dropping on a rope as if from a gallows, though it didn't seem to bother him at all. Startled, Howard cried out as Of dropped to slightly just above eye-level with him, and Of greeted Howard, asking if war had broken out yet. Howard shouted that he out to throttle Of for scaring him like that, but that it somehow seemed superfluous.

    When Howard asked what was this about a war, Of realized he had spoken out of turn, after which he commented, "Oh, nothing...nothing at all...just making conversation...! I really...should be going...my larger brothers are calling!"

    Before vanishing in a puff of smoke (complete with a "=POOT!=" sound, Of noted "Perhaps we can chat again...if you live through this...!"

    Howard futilely demanded an explanation...


--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Underneather

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Amonger, Arounder, the Betweener, Of, and the Withiner.

    The Underneather 
appeared in the form of a "flat, almost two-dimensional figure that looked like a stick of gum with a human head."

    The Underneather joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-
791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs, respectively.

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, the Underneather was the third to appear visually (the second on the hydrant).

    As it slithered out from Kong Lomerate's foot, startling the big ape half out of its skin, the Underneather announced to the villains present, "I am from underneath. I am the 
Underneather."

    After the Betweener named them collectively as the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions and challenged the heroes and villains to seek power he offered, the artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs both crashed into the office building, and the beings within
(not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Of visited Howard the Duck, he was claimed his bigger brothers were calling him before he vanished.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

Withiner

    One of the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions, he is apparently the literal or figurative brother of the Amongerer, Arounder, the Betweener, Of, and the Underneather.

    The Withiner 
appeared in the form of a "bouncing ball with little arms, little legs, and a happy face painted on its spheroid surface."

    The 
Withiner joined his brothers in departing the giant office building on a newly formed planet (formed from a galaxy disgorged by Galactongue) within the rift between Reality-791021 and Reality-616, and confronting gatherings of heroes and villains of some sort within their artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs, respectively.

    After the Prepositions voiced a collective 
"HALLO-O-O-O!" to those within the constructs, the Withiner was the Fourth to appear visually (the second on the Winnebago).

    As it exited Howard's wife-open beak, it told those present in the Winnebago construct, "I am from within. I am the 
Withiner."

    After the Betweener named them collectively as the Brotherhood of Evil Prepositions and challenged 
the heroes and villains to seek power he offered, the artificial Winnebago and hydrant constructs both crashed into the office building, and the beings within (not including the Brotherhood) were transported into the mailroom and boardroom, respectively.

    Later, when Of visited Howard the Duck, he was claimed 
his bigger brothers were calling him before he vanished.

--Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script

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Appearances:
Unpublished Howard the Duck#1: Howard the Duck's Secret Crisis II script - Steve Gerber (1985);


First Posted: 02/06/2018
Last updated: 02/06/2018

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