Howard the Duck in the Horror Universe: “ROCK, ROLL OVER, AND WRITHE”/”A DUCK POSSESSED”

11 Apr

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  


Release Date: July – August 1977 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Howard the Duck

Horror Crosses: Son of Satan

Non-Horror Crosses: KISS

The Story: Howard finds himself possessed by a disembodied Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan, giving Howard all the strengths and weaknesses of the demon.

Notes: Howard in the Horror Universe makes as much sense as Howard in the Marvel Universe. Since they don’t spend too much time dwelling on it, I will follow suit. Howard first appeared in Man-Thing’s series. Son of Satan is brought in via the 2011 Legion of Monsters series, which crossed with Buffy. Buffy of course is linked to Lovecraft. And that’s all I need to say about that. Howard’s friend, Winda, uses her reality warping powers to summon KISS from another reality. This would be the comic book version of KISS, who also appear in IDW’s Mars Attacks crossover. In that book, they are shown to be part of the Horror Multiverse, but not necessarily the main Horror Universe timeline.

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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