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 comments
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
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 2'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 40 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (possibly brown)
(the above stats are adapted from mainstream Howard, see comments)
(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?
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."
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.
Profile by Snood.
Webster should be distinguished from:
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);
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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