HOWARD the DUCK:
Real Name: Presumably Howard, surname possibly Duckson
Identity/Class: Extradimensional / Alternate Reality (Earth-11880; see comments)
possible guardian of the Nexus of All-Realities
Group Membership: Unrevealed, if any
Affiliations: None known
Known Relatives: Presumably the same as the "mainstream" Howard the Duck
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile through the swamps around Citrusville, Florida, USA, Earth-11880
possibly formerly his native reality (see comments)
Howard the Duck II#8 (November, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: Composed of muck and vegetation in a semi-human-canard form, Howard presumabl did not need to eat or breathe to survive; so, while he probably still couldn't swim in this form, it probably didn't matter.
His muck-like form was likely highly resistant to most forms of injury.
Those who knew fear (or perhaps stupidity), may or may not have burned at his touch.
While the Man-Thing was incapable of thought and
could only react to emotions, Howard the "Duck-Thing" could at least
think about his mother...or something like that.
Height: Presumably around 2'7"
Eyes: Solid black
Feathers: None; covered in (and composed of) green mossy material
Unusual Features: Howard is a semi-humanoid/swamp-material duck, possessing characteristics of ducks and plant material.
(Howard the Duck II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Presumably at some point after arriving on the world of hairless apes, Howard the Duck became a swamp-creature.
Comments: Created by Dave Sim.
The inside front cover of Howard the Duck magazine#8 had a featurette
done by Cerebus-creator Dave Sims that had Howard musing to Bev (some
pillow talk) about how life might be different if he had
super-powers...he noted that life could be worse, however, if he was green, stupid, and moss-covered.
Regardless, in the infinite Multiverse, every reality exists, and a daydream can be considered a glimpse into the reality that mirrors it...
This Howard the Duck counterpart's appearances to date consist of a single panel...
In reviewing this page, based on
discussion of other powers/forms he could possess, Howard presumably
diverged after leaving his native
world (like Kang the Conqueror), meaning Earth-11880 is a reality where
Howard the Duck arrived in humanoid duck form before being transformed
into a swamp creature...so his native reality isn't changed.
But, of course, Howard's home is complex anyway, as he was native to Earth-47920, but then the reality warp with Chireep overlapped his reality with Duckworld/"Earth-791021." Don't get me started...
It is interesting (to me) to speculate on when Howard might have become the "Duck-Thing"
In Reality-616, Howard arrived in
the Man-Thing's swamp and on multiple occasions, Howard has joined
forces with the Man-Thing against other forces. Perhaps on one such
adventure, the Man-Thing was destroyed, and Howard ended up as his
Profile by Snood.
Howard the Duck should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Howard the Duck II#8, inside cover, panel 4
Howard the Duck II#8 (November, 1980) - Dave Sim (writer/artist), (Lynn Graeme (editor)
First posted: 08/01/2020
Last updated: 08/01/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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