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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-78423) human

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Howard's apartment building in Cleveland, Ohio

First Appearance: Howard the Duck Newspaper Strip (June 12th, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: The Bionic Angel was a normal human without any superhuman abilities. She carried a gun which may or may not have been real one.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 4'5")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 50 lbs.)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde


(Howard the Duck Newspaper Strip June 12th, 1977) - While playing on the stairs with a gun and practicing becoming a crimefighting hero called the Bionic Angel, she met Howard and Beverly on one of the landings between floors. Yelling freeze or she would shoot, she was surprised to see that Howard was a talking duck and lowered her gun. Howard being cynical questioned if her ambition in life was to shoot, punch, maim and kill as well as behaving like a hyperactive two-year-old. Agreeing with him she also added the right to wear foxy clothing just like on TV. She also went on to say that she won't be hurting anybody when she would "snuff em" as they would die painlessly.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Gene Colon.

She was a little girl approximately 6 to 8 years old and idolized violent TV heroines of the 1970's such as the Bionic Woman and female members of Charlie's Angels. Did she grow up to be a crimefighter too? Maybe she ended up joining the police force or maybe her latent psychotic tendencies turned her into a violent vigilante who stalked criminals like the Punisher. Whatever her fate was to be, Gerber only knows!

Was she using a real gun or a toy? It looked real but was never stated in the story if it was. It was kind of dangerous and reckless on her parent's part to allow her access to a real gun as well as her possibly being accidentally shot by someone else who may have had a real one such as neighborhood criminal, gang member, or even by the police. I think this thought-provoking character was a political statement by Steve Gerber about the perils of gun violence being the product of growing up watching violent TV programs and making children numb to this and thinking it to be cool. Children after all are easily influenced by what they see and hear and will often play violent games based on cops and robbers, war and even wrestling moves as performed by wrestlers seen on TV.

The Bionic Angel only appeared in three panels dated June 12th, 1977.

If anyone ever wondered, here is a list of all known characters from the Howard the Duck newspaper strip that lived in Howard's apartment building: Bionic Angel, Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler, the Mediocre Man, an unnamed out of work husband and his overbearing wife, Arthur Winslow and Paul Same.

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The Bionic Angel has no known connections to:

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Howard the Duck Newspaper Strip June 12th, 1977, pan3 (main image)
Howard the Duck Newspaper Strip June 12th, 1977, pan4 (talking with Howard)

Howard the Duck Newspaper Strip (June 12th, 1977) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colon (pencils & inks)

First Posted: 03/26/2022
Last Updated: 03/26/2022

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