webster-howard-spdman1 - mainWEBSTER
(Earth-31232)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-31232) anatine-arachnid-ish deal

Occupation: Presumably costumed adventurer/super hero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Howard the Pork of Earth-19820

Enemies:  None identified

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Presumably Earth-31232

First Appearance: Spider-Man Annual#1 (2019) - see commentswebster-howard-spdman1-backofhead

Powers/Abilities: Webster presumably has Spider-Man-like abilities, including super-strength, speed, and agility, and the ability to cling to and scale walls, to spin webs (organic or using mechanical web-shooters), and perhaps some danger-warning sense.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 2'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 40 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (possibly brown)
Feathers: Unrevealed
(the above stats are adapted from mainstream Howard, see comments)

History:webster-howard-spdman1-entrance
(Spider-Man Annual#1) - As reality repeatedly warped/rewrote itself, Webster walked into a bar and saw Howard the Pork of Earth-19820 sitting on a barstool. It is unclear whether Webster recognized Howard or just figured out who he was, after noting "Howard? Howard the Pork?" he next exclaimed, "Man...what are the odds?"

    Noting the chaotic reality warping going on around them, Howard the Pork told him, "All bets are off."

Comments: Created by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Jason LaTour.

    So, Spider-Man Annual#1 (2019) has classic Earth-616-dwelling Howard the Duck hanging out in a bar (in an unspecified reality) during the reality-warping Secret Roar when classic Spider-Ham (Earth-8311/Larval Earth) wanders in, and they chat about this and that...and then reality warps again, at which point Webster is now the one wandering in, and Howard the Pork is the one sitting there waiting for him. So...if the two characters are variants of Howard the Duck and Spider-Ham, you'd think that Howard the Pork would be the Howard the Duck variant, which would make Webster the Spider-Ham variant...which would make him possibly Peter Quacker?
    However, that does involve an attempt to apply some logic where there may be none...maybe Webster is an alternate Howard the Duck, too?

legion_of_howards-glimpsed-realities    Additionally, check out this reference:

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - As the Legion of Howards closed the Omniversal Zipper on the Liverer, the various Howards were sent to the respective realities.

    The Earth-616-dwelling Howard the Duck saw a number of realities as he sought to return "home."

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    When I sought assistance from my Appendix colleagues on identifying the various alternate Howards seen here (see the Legion of Howards for the full discussion), it was suggested that the  one on the bottom right to the viewer (Howards' lower left, or the 4 o'clock position) was Webster of Earth-31232, from Spider-Man Annual#1.

    That seemed to make great sense to me initially, but as I wrote this profile, it occurred to me that the Spider-Man Annual came out in 2019, while the SHIELD story came out in 2015. So, is the SHIELD story an earlier, unidentified appearance of Webster? IF so, that would seem to confirm that Webster is an alternate reality Howard. Regardless, for now, at least, it is unconfirmed.

    Additionally, our own Loki noted that it could be that the Howard variant was actually the guy being carried by the "Spider-Duck," with it being this Spider-Duck.    

    So...yeah...whatever.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Webster
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)

Spider-Man Annual#1/2, last page, panel 5 (entering bar);
            panel 6 (back of head);
            panel 7 (full body)

SHIELD #10, pg. 18, panel 3 (Howard glimpsing multiple realities, including possible earlier appearance of Webster);


Appearances:
MAYBE S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Evan "Doc" Shaner (artist) Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
DEFINITELY Spider-Man Annual#1/2 (2019) - Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jason LaTour (writers), Jason LaTour (artist), Danny Khazem & Devin Lewis (editors), Executive Editor (Nick Lowe)


First posted: 03/14/2021
Last updated: 04/09/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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