mack_exacto-howardtheduck-full.jpg MACK EXACTO

Real Name: Unrevealed;
    presumably Mack Exacto is his stage name, but it's possibly his real name;
    based on his OUTRAGEOUS French accent, he was presumably French, or French-speaking Swiss, or French-Canadian, or Belgian, or Luxembourger, or from any of the 36 other nations in which French is officially spoken (also including Benin, Brukina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canaan, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'loivre, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Imaya, Madagascar, Madripoor, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Santo Marco, Senegal, Seychelles, Sin Cong, Togo, Vanuatu, Vietnam; and probably Bartovia);
    or maybe he was faking.

Identity/Class: Human civilian

Occupation: Knife-thrower

Group Membership: Inflatable partner (popped; possibly patched);
    former presumably human partner (presumably injured, if not deceased)

Affiliations: Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler, and Lee Switzler;
    presumably some association with the other acts at the burlesque show (and others) that ended up in the Odd Dimension, including the Amazing Fred, the Apple Sisters and their All-Girl Apple Corps, Captain Wongo and his Norwegian Camels, Doctor Odd, Gregor, the burlesque show building's janitor; the employees of Joe's Dinner (sic), including the alleged former Vice-President of the United States of America

Enemies: His partners may consider him an enemy

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Knife-Thrower extraordinaire

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly a burlesque house in the unidentified "Odd dimension"

First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#65 (August, 1980)

mack_exacto-howardtheduck-boardPowers/Abilities: Mack Exacto was a knife-thrower, but he was either terrible, or perhaps he needed an update to prescription eyeglasses...or maybe he was good in practice but crumbled under pressure.

    He carried at least four extremely sharp throwing knives with him, as well as the board on which his assistant was placed, as well as his partner...which was a blow-up doll.

Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 5'11")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 170 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed (looked gray or white in the black and white magazine)

(Crazy Magazine#65 (fb) - BTS) - Mack Exacto's partner met with an "unfortunate accident."

(Crazy Magazine#65 (fb) - BTS) - Thereafter, Exacto used an inflatable woman as his partner.

(Crazy Magazine#65) - Trying out for the burlesque show run by Howard the Duck, Exacto was the first act to perform. After he carried his board, his knives, and his partner onto the stage and positioned his inflatable partner on the board, Howard asked if he didn't have an assistant. Mack noted that he did, but that she had met with -- "how you say" -- an unfortunate accident.

    As he tossed his knives, Exacto's hands slipped somewhat, and at least one of the knives popped his partner, who flew across the stage as the air blew from her punctured region(s).

    Refusing to be the world's first fileted theatrical director, Howard ordered Exacto out.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern, Pat Broderick, and Armando Gil.

    Crazy Magazine#65 was misnumbered #66 on the cover. It is numbered correctly in the indicia. It's the one with the Alka-Seltzer-like cover.

    The realm to which Odd transported Howard has not been identified. I believe I've informally referred to it as the "Odd" dimension.

    Howard ordered Exacto out after his failure, and he may have departed the building, but as several building were transported, it's quite likely Exacto was still within the region transported.

    It's not been told how Howard and Beverly got back to Earth (they were in that realm for a few issues)...nor has it been detailed whether Odd or any of the others ever made it back.

    Exacto-knives are pencil-sized instruments with sharp blades, typically used for precision cutting of paper, cardboard, etc. for artwork, etc.

    Thanks to Loki, Wolfram Bane, and Ronald Byrd for providing a list of Marvel-created nations with French as an official language.

Profile by Snood.

Mack Exacto
should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Crazy Magazine#65, Howard the Duck story, pg. 1, panel 1 (mostly full body);
           panel 2 (with inflatable assistant on wheel);
          panel 4 (face and deflated assistant)

Crazy Magazine#65 (August, 1980) - Roger Stern (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Armando Gil (inker), Jim Owsley (associate editor), Larry Hama (editor)

First posted: 03/28/2019
Last updated: 03/30/2019

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