Real Name: Taylor
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Chrolons? - see comments) humanoid
Group Membership: The Collector's zoo
Affiliations: Guardians of the Galaxy (Drax/Arthur Douglas, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord/Kitty Pryde, Thing/Ben Grimm), Howard the Duck, Linda, Shocket, Tara Tam
Enemies: The Collector (Taneleer
Tivan), the Gatherers
Known Relatives: Unidentified parents
Base of Operations: Formerly the Collector's zoo planet, Chrolon
First Appearance: (Unidentified) Howard the Duck V#2 (February, 2016);
(identified) Howard the Duck V#5 (May, 2016)
Powers/Abilities: Taylor possesses no inherent
superhuman powers but he is quite brave for a young boy and has somewhat of a bullying nature.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 3'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Black with green scelera
Hair: Possibly none (see comments)
Other Distinguishing Features: No visible external nasal structure
(Howard the Duck V#5 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Taylor and his family were taken from their home planet of Chrolon and placed the extraterrestrial Collector's zoo alongside numerous other living beings and other oddities. Learning to think of the zoo as his home, Taylor befriended fellow inmates Linda and Shocket, both of whom were female clones meant to become breeding stock for other inmates.
(Howard the Duck V#2 (fb)) - Taylor and another similar-looking alien captive played Symbiotag with Linda, hitting her with a pink slime-like blob and making her "it." As Taylor laughed, Linda asked Shocket why she wasn't playing but Shocket replied that she was simply playing really good. Taylor then suggested Linda not just sit there and when a sullen Linda walked away, Taylor teased her and told her to move it.
(Howard the Duck V#5) - One
day, a freed, older (due to traveling into the past and aging from that
point on) Linda and Shocket appeared in the halls of the Collector's
zoo, and Taylor recognized them. He immediately asked them where they
had been and why they looked so much older, to which Shocket explained
that, due to time travel, they had been gone a long time despite it not
being so long ago for Taylor. Freeing Taylor and his family, Shocket
then announced that they were going to be taking Taylor and his family
home, but a confused Taylor questioned what Shocket meant, as the zoo
was home to him since he lived there. Taylor's mother then asked
Shocket and Linda if they were going to be taken back to Chrolon and if
something had happened to the Collector, prompting Linda to explain
that they could get Taylor and his family back home and that the
Collector was being taken care of. Once outside the zoo, Taylor and his
family found Howard the Duck and his allies Tara Tam and the Guardians
of the Galaxy battling the Collector's Gatherers. Linda ushered Taylor
through the battle, where a temporarily cosmically-powered Howard the
Duck explained that the former captives need only walk into Howard to
be transported wherever they wished to go.
Comments: Created by Chip Zdarsky and Veronica Fish.
In Howard the Duck V#2, we are
shown a younger Taylor and a being who looked identical to Taylor
playing with Linda. This other alien appeared to be of the some race as
Taylor but was roughly the same age so it couldn't have been Taylor's
mother or father and when we see Taylor and his family in Howard the
Duck V#5, no siblings are shown. Perhaps the Collector had another
family from Taylor's race? After all, he had Shocket and Linda created
with the intention to ultimately breed with the captive Rocket Raccoon
and Howard the Duck. Maybe the Collector had a second family from
Taylor's race to later be used to breed more of that same alien race as
The actual name of Taylor's race was never revealed but their home planet is Chrolon so it's possible they are simply called Chrolons but, of course, home planet name does always equal race name (Kree & Hala come to mind)...
Taylor's weight was impossible to approximate, as we simply don't know enough about his alien race to know if his bones and body mass are different than those of an Earthling. Additionally, it was hard to determine if the protrusions on his head was his race's version of hair or if they are actually bones.
Despite being a rather important
part of the plot in Howard the Duck V#2 & 5, there sure weren't very many
decent images of Taylor or his family. They were almost always obscured
by other captives, or the heroes of the story, or doors, etc., or shown from a far distance away.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Taylor should be distinguished from:
|--Howard the Duck V#5 -
Howard the Duck V#2 (February, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Veronica Fish (art), Wil Moss (editor)
Howard the Duck V#5 (May, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils), Joe Rivera, Goran Sudzuka (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
First posted: 02/27/2023
Last updated: 02/27/2023
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