Real Name: Taylor

Identity/ClassExtraterrestrial (Chrolons? - see comments) humanoid

Occupation: None

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

Aliases: None

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)
Skin: Green
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 well?

    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.

should be distinguished from:


Chrolon was the original planet of Taylor and his family. When Linda and Shocket freed Taylor and his family from the Collector, they promised to take them home and while Taylor considered the Collector's zoo his home, his mother asked if they were being taken back to Chrolon.

--Howard the Duck V#5 - BTS

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Howard the Duck V#5, p7, pan5 (Taylor, main image)
Howard the Duck V#5, p7, pan3 (Taylor, headshot)
Howard the Duck V#2, p3, pan4 (younger Taylor, laughing)
Howard the Duck V#5, p9, pan4 (Taylor among other Collector captives)

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 posted02/27/2023
Last updated: 02/27/2023

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