Monday, September 13, 2010

Beverly Switzler

Real Name
Beverly Switzler


Occasional Life Model


Place of Birth

Known Relatives
Lee Switzler (uncle)

Group Affiliation

College Educated






Beverly studied Theatre in college and is trained in First Aid.

Other Info
Long time companion of Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler first met Howard when they were both taken captive by the mad financial wizard Pro-Rata, who intended to use the two of them to retrieve the missing gem-key to the Cosmic Calculator in a bid to become Chief Accountant of the Universe. Thrown into a dimensional portal, Howard and Beverly worked together to retrieve the gem-key and return to Pro-Rata’s tower where Howard defeated Pro-Rata with assistance from Spider-Man. (To learn about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)

Afterward, Beverly offered Howard to come and live with her. The two became close friends. They struggled to make ends meet, with Beverly posing as a model for life-drawing classes to pay the bills. Beverly and Howard the Duck even had to face extraordinary obstacles together, such as Turnip-Man (Beverly’s space turnip possessed roommate), Winky-Man (their narcoleptic vigilante upstairs-neighbor), and Le Beaver (the Canadian Super-Patriot). However, in spite of all their struggles, their relationship grew and eventually they fell in love.

At one time, Beverly and Howard became separated for a time after a former college classmate of Beverly’s, Dr. Bong, abducted them and held them captive on Dr. Bong’s Island. Revealing his long standing obsession for Beverly, Dr. Bong demanded Beverly’s hand in marriage in exchange for Howard’s life. Beverly agreed to the marriage in order to save Howard. During her forced marriage, Beverly used her time in the castle to create five infant clones of Lester, naming them the "Bong Quintuplets." Beverly eventually confronted Doctor Bong and threatened to ruin his reputation by revealing to the public that he was a negligent father. Dr. Bong decided to let Beverley go. Soon after, Beverly and Howard were reunited. (To learn about Dr. Bong, click on his highlighted name above.)

Later, Beverly and Howard spent Thanksgiving at
Charles Xavier's Massachusetts Academy, where they encountered Artie Maddicks, Leech, and Franklin Richards. These kids invited them to their treehouse, where the alien Tana Nile was hiding. Soon after, they all join with the Man-Thing, who assists them from fleeing the murderous Black Tom Cassidy. As a result, the entire group go through many adventures together known as the "Daydreamers." (To learn about the characters, place, and/or team, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by someone on the last picture on Tana Nile's bio page.)

During the Civil War events, Beverly and Howard attempt to register under the Superhuman Registration Act, with Howard posing as a superhero and Beverly as his sidekick (they did this because Beverly said they could use the money paid to registered heroes). However, they were unable to register due to Howard's disruptive nature (S.H.I.E.L.D. created a policy that Howard the Duck does not legally exist). (To learn about the highlighted event and/or team above, click on their names.)

To learn more about Beverly Switzler, click on the following link,,_Beverly.


  1. It always amazes me that the "normal" people in the superheroes' lives can never catch a break. I mean, once you befriend one superhero, the rest of your life is spent getting kidnapped or something!

  2. I know. You better watch out, girl. ;-)