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Classification: Restaurant (possibly alternate reality)

Creator: Unrevealed

Owner: Unrevealed

Employees: Unidentified order-taker

Customers: Unidentified person (apparently a woman...on the left, at the table)
Other visitors: Ducanard of Earth-15110,
Howard the Duck (you know...not FROM -616, but lives there);

First Appearance: S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Duck Bucket is a apparently a fast food restaurant serving duck as its feature item. It notably serves fried duck, bacon duck, and cheesy duck with ranch salad dressing, presumably along with various other forms. Duck Bucket also features ranch vinaigrette as an apparently popular topping / dipping sauce.

History:

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Multiversal "Spider-Verse" conflict involving numerous alternate reality Spider-beings fighting the spider-totem-eating Inheritors led to progressive spatial anomalies -- an epidemic of strange coincidences, probability distortions, shifting spatial anomalies, etc. -- that apparently threatened the entire Multiverse.

    After the "Zipper Unripper" (a talisman from a parallel Earth that could be used to mend the "Omniversal zipper") was spat out by the chaos, Earth-616's S.H.I.E.L.D. mystic agent Jeremiah Warrick determined that it could only be utilized to mend the damage by a being from an alternate reality. duckbucket-shield10-order

    It was determined that Howard the Duck could be that being, and so S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Leo Fitz arranged for himself and Warrick to meet with Howard.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - Howard traveled to the address at which they were to meet (somewhere in Brooklyn around Ocean and 17th) and was appalled to find the site a Duck Bucket restaurant.

    When the angry Howard entered the restaurant and confronted the order taker, who feared Howard was there seeking vengeance. Howard told him to relax, assuring his resemblance to "the luckless slobs on your kiddie menu was only feather-deep." Howard then explained that he he was there for S.H.I.E.L.D., which further confused the order-taker. As Howard told the young man he didn't know it was possible for him to play any dumber and warned him not to try to tell him the secret entrance was through the fryer basked, he was confronted by the obese Ducanard of  Earth-15110, who felt he was born to create a perfect pate from the blended livers of one single duck who existed in many forms across diverse realities (and who had been slaying Howard the Ducks across the Multiverse in the process of harvesting).duckbucket-shield10-not

    After dodging Ducanard's attacks and fighting back with ranch vinaigrette, Fitz called out to Howard from behind a curtain and led him into the S.H.I.E.L.D. base. When Howard expressed his frustration at their use of the one S.H.I.E.L.D. base guaranteed to offend him, Fitz didn't understand. When Howard complained about it being a duck restaurant, Fitz assured him that it was not a duck restaurant and opened the curtain, revealing some other sort of store (perhaps a dry cleaning / laundry store).

    Fitz then explained about the recent reality warps, and they enlisted Howard's aid in resolving them,

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - Aided by the cross-dimensional Legion of Howards, Howard and Fitz used the Zipper Unripper to close the Omniversal Zipper on the powerful Liverer (ending the Multiversal threat) before returning to Earth-616.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Evan "Doc" Shaner.

    Apparently Fitz did not choose a SHIELD base operating from out of the back of a Duck Bucket restaurant...but the Multiversal warping caused the site to become Duck Bucket. However, we have no idea what reality Duck Bucket exists in. Perhaps it is Ducanard's Reality-15110...perhaps not...and, if not, what was he doing there...perhaps he was just targeting Howard and had no business with Duck Bucket.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Duck Bucket should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads):
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10, story pg. 2, panel 2 (exterior);
          panel 3 (seating);
          panel 4 (ordering);
       pg. 3, panel 3 (Ducanard);
       pg. 4, panel 6 (not Duck Bucket)


Appearances:
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Evan "Doc" Shaner (artist) Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 11/23/2020
Last updated: 11/23/2020

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