Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Steve Gerber switched ducks!
In 1996, Steve Gerber pulled off an incredible cross-company switch — engineered by no less a maniac than Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen — that resulted in Howard the Duck switching places (in the Marvel Universe) with a clone, then renamed "Leonard. The "real" Howard (Leonard) was in Steve's virtual possession through his final days. The clone remained with Marvel.
Think I'm making this up or it's an April Fool's thing? Read this.I'm going to lay out the whole story when I get a chance, including an interview rescued from Wizard's recent page-purge, but it's nice to know that things worked out... even if we're talking about fantasy.