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Leonard
Howard the Duck
Biographical information
Aliases

Leonard the Duck

Abilities

Quack-Fu

Physical description
Species

Duckworldian

Gender

Male

Eye color

Black

Out of universe information
Era(s)

Image

Publisher

Marvel Comics
Image Comics

First appearance

Adventure into Fear #19 (Howard)
The Savage Dragon - Destroyer Duck issue 1 (Leonard)

Created by

Steve Gerber
Val Mayerik

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Howard the Duck was a character created by Steve Gerber, debuting in Marvel Comics' Adventure into Fear #19 in 1973.

Details

Gerber had lost the rights to his creation to Marvel, and in an effort to "take back" his creation, at least spiritually, he wrote an issue of a story with Howard for Marvel (Spider-Man Team-Up #5), and wrote a companion piece for ImageThe Savage Dragon - Destroyer Duck #1. In this issue, Howard (steeped in shadow) is cloned, and while Officer Dragon and Destroyer Duck leave with the real Howard, Spider-Man leaves with one of the "soulless clones", who in essence becomes Marvel's Howard. Meanwhile, the real Howard goes into the witness protection program, dyeing his feathers and changing his name to Leonard.

Leonard later appears along with the Ninja Turtles in The Savage Dragon issue 41.

In 2015 Howard the Duck writer Chip Zdarsky acknowledged that the "Howard" he was writing was a clone.[1]

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