Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional / Alternate Reality (Earth-12115)

Occupation: Hepatic/anatine predator

Group Membership: None revealed

Affiliations: None revealed

Enemies: Legion of Howards (Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Howard the Duck of Earth-88011,  Mjolnir-wielding Howard the Duck of Earth-20160,  duck-bill costume wearing redheaded human woman Howard the Duck of Earth-89517 (presumably Beverly Switzler?), Howard the Roboduck of Earth-19171, Sister Howard the Duck of Earth-39251, Strangeduck of Earth-80118)
    S.H.I.E.L.D. of Earth-616 (notably Leo Fitz and indirectly Jeremiah Warrick...and -- even less directly -- Phil Coulson);
Howard the Duck; (you know...not FROM -616, but lives there);
    the Liverer did NOT consider Alphonse de Manger Beacoup Ducanard of Earth-15110 to be his rival, but he had clear disdain for Ducanard, who did consider the Liverer to be his one rival in all the dimensions.

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    at least formerly Reality-12115

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

Powers/Abilities: The Liverer at least considers himself to be insatiable.

    Galactus-esque in stature and having a zipper on his belly that contains some sort of warp that can threaten the entire Multiverse, he's probably pretty powerful.

    That being said, all he's been shown to do is blast (incinerate or slay) an obese Frenchman, pick up and immobilize with a single hand a humanoid duck about 3% of his size, presumably travel between dimensions/realities, and control cosmic (at-least) looking equipment (such as the Celestial Corn-Feeder).

    Apparently if his belly-zipper is open, exposing the warp that threatens the Multiverse, the only way he can eliminate the threat is to eat pate blended from the livers of millions of possible permutations of the same mallard. 

    However, others can apparently pull the unzippered zipper back down, at least with the Zipper Unripper, and the Liverer is powerless to stop it. Messing with his zipper apparently paralyzes him. Make your own jokes there...

Height: Unrevealed (based on his size comparison to Howard, I would estimate at least 100' tall, if not much taller)
Weight: Unrevealed (he almost certainly doesn't have human composition...but if his density/weight/mass worked out, he looks like he'd be about 230 lbs. at 6' tall; that would put him at 1,065,240 lbs. (or 5,326 tons) at 100' tall
Eyes: Unrevealed (he wears pink-red lenses ("shades"); his rectangular looking glowing eye structure appear to be pink, but that may be the lenses)
Hair: Unrevealed (there is some glowing, blue-ish, spikey-hair-like material sticking out of the top of his helmet, almost like he was wearing an energy-gag-toupee' deal)


(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Liverer discovered or otherwise came to believe that his role in the universe was to savor a cosmic pate blended from the livers of millions of possible permutations of the same mallard.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Alphonse de Manger Beacoup Ducanard of Earth-15110 -- who at least believed that he was born to create a perfect pate from the blended livers of one single duck who exists in many forms across diverse realities -- considered the Liverer to be his one rival in all the dimensions. The Liverer knew of Ducanard (by his full name), but did not consider him a rival; the Liverer looked down on Ducanard as a mortal with limited appetites.liverer-12115-htd-building-scale

(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 that apparently threatened the entire Multiverse.

    In some fashion, a big zipper on the Liverer opened up, exposing some sort of warp deal that apparently threatened the Multiverse thusly.

    The Liverer at least believed that only when his appetite had been sated (by consuming the pate mentioned about) could he reknit the fabric of reality.

    After the "Zipper Unripper" 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. It was determined that Howard the Duck could be that being.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Legion of Howards gathered to oppose the multiversal threat.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - On Earth-616 Warrick and fellow agent Leo Fitz summoned (616-dwelling) Howard the Duck and informed him of his role, after which Warrick magically transported Howard to an alternate Earth (or perhaps a location where realities were crossing-over) to utilize the Zipper Unripper...and then he accidentally transported Fitz there as well.
    For the rest of the profile, I'm going with the 616-based Howard for conciseness/clarity/because I feel like it).

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - After the 616-based Howard and Fitz-616 met up with the Legion of Howards, Ducanard attacked, impaling and apparently slaying the Mjolnir-wielding Howard the Duck of Earth-20160, blowing up Howard the Roboduck of Earth-19171, and wounding Fitz while expounding on his name and purpose. After Ducanard noted that that he had but one rival in all the dimensions, Fitz stunned Ducanard with a weapon made from portions of Roboduck.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - When Fitz warned the others of the rival mentioned by Ducanard, the Liverer arrived and blasted (and presumably slew) Ducanard, noting him to have been a crass egoist who fabricated such a rivalry. Seeing the open zipper and the warp in the Liverer's belly, Howard realized that this is what they had been hunting for. Taking out the Zipper Unripper, Howard prepared to challenge the Liverer, who instead grabbed Howard in his hand (causing Howard to drop the Unripper), noting that he was nothing like the Ducanard, to whom he was far superior. liverer-12115-htd-firstzip

    After the Liverer noted his role in the universe, Howard argued that that was exactly what Ducanard had said. The Liverer angrily called Howard a liar, noting that Ducanard had said he was "born" to that goal as opposed to it being his role; "There is a big difference!"

    Howard replied that he couldn't see the difference, the Liverer silenced him, explaining that only once he had been sated could he reknit the fabric of reality. Hooking Howard up to his Celestial Corn-Feeder, the Liverer then instructed Howard that if he really wished to save the universe, he should cease his struggling and submit to the feeding: Once his liver was engorged and ripe, Howard would be the final ingredient in this cosmogonal dish.

    While Howard passively considered not fighting any further and letting this happen to save the universe, Fitz carried the Zipper-Unripper holding Sister Howard the Duck up the fire escapes of a nearby apartment and leapt so that Sister Howard was able to catch the Liverer's zipper with the Unripper and begin to pull it closed.

    Apparently paralyzed by this, the Liverer could only shout, "No!" as he dropped 616-based Howard. The other Howards all joined onto the chain and continued to pull the zipper closed as the Liverer impotently glowed.liverer-12115-htd-zipping

    As the others Howards were sent back to their realms, 616-based Howard and Fitz pulled the zipper fully shut and were returned to Earth-616, where Warrick told them the multiversal threat had been resolved a second before their reappearance.

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

    As he clearly is intended to be a parody of Galactus, Gallan seems like the perfect choice for his real name (Galan being Galactus' real name, and gall, of course referring to the gall bladder, where bile made by the liver is stored). Other choices might include Bilious or Hepaticus...

    As the Liverer noted Howard's liver to be the final ingredient needed in his pate, it would seem likely that he had slain numerous counterparts of Howard the Duck and gathered their livers. Maybe that's why Howard the Duck-Thing of Earth-11880 and Bulky-Duck of Earth-18801 weren't shown in the Legion of Howards.
    Or maybe Ducanard ate their livers.
    Or maybe something weird and unusual that you've never heard of happened to them.
    Or maybe not...

    This profile was completed 8/12/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

The Liverer
should be distinguished from:

liverer-12115-htd-celestial-corn-feederliverer-12115-htd-celestial-corn-feeder-mostlywholeCelestial Corn-Feeder

    One of many pieces of technology used by the Liverer, the Celestial Corn-Feeder could extend a cable/pipeline to force-feed mass quantities of corn into a duck (or humanoid duck, of perhaps anything with a bill...or maybe anything with a mouth).

    These feedings caused rapid engorgement and "ripening" of the liver, making it perfect for pate.

    The Celestial Corn-Feeder may have been able to fly under its own power, or perhaps the Liverer levitated it.


Note: How much corn did it hold?
Probably a lot.

images: (without ads)
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10, pg. 14, panel 3 (blast hitting Ducanard);
       pg. 15, panel 1 (full/main);
       pg. 16, panel 3 (bunch of contraptions, including Celestial Corn-Feeder);
          panel 4 (face close-up and Corn-Feeder machine shown);
          panel 5 (Celestial corn-feeder hooked up to Howard);
       pg. 17, panel 3 (No! as zippage starts);
       pg. 18, panel 1 (immobilized by zippage...eyes glowing);
          panel 2 (Howard-chain on zipper; shown in Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Howard the Duck profile)

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

First posted: 09/19/2021
Last updated: 09/18/2021

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