Howard (full name unrevealed)
Adventurer, cab driver, reluctant warrior; former nursing home attendant, poster child for Ducktitis, baby sitter, video store clerk, burlesque show director, computer salesman, actor, dish washer, amateur wrestler, repossession man, presidential candidate, construction worker, poet, and folk singer.
Place of Birth
New Stork City, Duckworld
Dave (father), Dottie (mother), Theresa (sister, deceased), Orville (brother, deceased)
Formerly the Defenders, Daydreamers, To Hack and Back Cab Company, Circus of Crime, All-Night Party, ally to Dakimh the Enchanter, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing, Korrek the Barbarian, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and many others.
Four-year college degree and limited training in various martial and mystic arts
Howard the Duck has no superhuman powers, although it is suggested that Howard possesses a high degree of as yet undefined magical powers.
Howard is a self-styled master of Quack Fu, an obscure martial art usable only by waterfowl.
Howard was born on Duckworld, and was the eldest son of Dave and Dottie. Unfortunately, Howard disappointed them in every other way. He couldn’t hold down any job and couldn’t fit in to any group. Instead, Howard figured he had no use for society and became a malcontent. (To learn about Duckworld, click on the highlighted word above.)
One day, the power-hungry demon Thog used his magic to shift the inter-dimensional Cosmic Axis in hopes that all realities would collapse into one under his control. Through this, Howard was plucked from Duckworld and dropped into the middle of the Florida Everglades on Earth (the site of this world's Nexus of All Realities). Soon after, Howard reluctantly joined Korrek the Barbarian, Jennifer Kale, Dakimh the Enchanter, and the Man-Thing in stopping the forces of Thog. When the battle was over, Howard was accidentally transported to Cleveland, Ohio. (To learn about the above characters and/or item. Click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit on Jennifer Kale's bio page.)
In Cleveland, Howard was almost immediately arrested for believing to be disrupting the peace. However, the police soon released him, not wanting to face the public ridicule for having booked a duck. Howard then hoped to find a job, perhaps by solving a series of murders, and instead found himself in an encounter with the vampiric Hellcow. (To learn about Hellcow, just click on the highlighted name above.)
Despondent that he might never get home or even a job, Howard happened upon the castle of the costumed criminal accountant Pro-Rata. There, Howard rescued young life model Beverly Switzler, escaping with the timely arrival of Spider-Man. Bev invited Howard to stay with her, and the two eventually fell in love. (Click on the highlighted names to learn more about the characters.)
Howard came publicly known when he became a candidate for the United States presidency on a very minor party ticket known as the All-Night Party. However, the general public refused to believe that Howard was a real talking duck. Instead, they though it was a small person in a duck suit. Therefore, the public dismissed his candidacy as a joke. (To learn more about the party, click on the highlighted name above.)
When Howard’s nemesis, Doctor Angst, attempted to “squish” all realities into a universal state of inertness, Howard was chosen by the cosmic entity called the Critic to join She-Hulk, Louise Mason, Brent Wilcox, and the Terror (Laslo Pevely) to confront Doctor Angst and the Band of the Bland. Together, they were able to defeat the Band of Bland, and the universes were restored to their rightful order. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters/team. Note: Beware of the EXTREMELY skin-tight outfit on the She-Hulk bio page.)
Later on, Howard encountered the young mutants Chamber and Skin, who were on the run of the mutant-hunting X-Cutioner. Howard helped them escape and make their way back to their team, Generation X, at the Massachusetts Academy. Howard stayed at the Academy for a brief time, forming a friendship with the children Artie, Leech, and Franklin Richards. About the same time, the Academy was targeted by Black Tom. However, Man-Thing rescued the children, Howard, and an alien refugee Tana Nile. This unlikely band of heroes helped Man-Thing restore balance to the Nexus of All Realities before being returned to the Academy. Howard soon after departed from their company. (To learn about the characters/team above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the body-fitting outfits on the Generation X bio page, and of a revealing outfit on one of the pictures on Tana Nile's bio page.)
Howard the Duck has had many different alias and "faces" during his lifetime. Just to name a few...at one point, Howard was thrown into a vat of chemicals that transformed him into a humanoid rat. (Howard as a rat is shown as the forth picture posted.) Also, at a different point in time, he possessed a special "Iron Duck" suit of powered armor which possessed a flame-thrower, a lamp, and springs enabling him to leap as high as one story. (The "Iron Duck" outfit is shown in the fifth picture posted.) Also, during a time, he went by the alias "Duck-Man," and he had a Duck-Mobile and a utility belt. (Howard as Duck-Man is shown in the sixth picture posted.)
To learn more about Howard the Duck, include his many different aliases, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Howard_the_Duck.