Destroyer Duck

Real Name: Duke Duck

Identity/Class: Normal duck (kind of)

Occupation: Unknown

Affiliations: "The Little Guy" (friend), Savage Dragon, Adolescent Radioactive Blackbelt Hamsters

Enemies: Godcorp

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Earth

First Appearance: Destroyer Duck #1 (Eclipse, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Out for revenge against the marauding Godcorp for what they did to his friend. Fuller profile to follow

History: After his best friend, "The Little Guy", vanished before his eyes, and then returned years later having been ruthlessly exploited by the villainous Godcorp on a parallel Earth, Duke "Destroyer" Duck travelled to this other world to free his friend and gain revenge. After many adventures he succeeded in rescuing his friend

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Jack Kirby. Both Steve Gerber and Jack Kirby had issues with Marvel Comics over copyrights and royalties relating to characters they had created while working for that company, and when Gerber entered into a legal dispute Marvel over who owned Howard the Duck, Gerber soon found financing his fight against a corporation difficult. In order to help him out, a number of fellow comic book professionals banded together to produce a benefits comic to raise money for his case. Destroyer Duck's fight against Godcorp was intended as a satire of how Gerber felt he (and Howard) had been exploited by Marvel. The story would carry on for many years (and printed by many companies), until Destroyer freed his friend in an Image comic.

Thanks to Josh Geren for providing much of the above information.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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