April Learn how and when to remove this template message Howard is abducted from his home planet and is dropped into the Florida Everglades by the demon Thog the Nether-Spawn , Overmaster of the realm of Sominus. Howard dons a suit of "Iron Duck" armor made by Claude Starkowitz, a man who has delusions of being related to Tony Stark and the personal armorer to Iron Man , and battles Doctor Bong. He returned in a limited series by writer Ty Templeton and artist Juan Bobillo in
Howard the DuckPresident by the All-Night Party. Upon leaving the house, Howard is once again transformed into a mouse. Gerber returned briefly to write, though not plot, 29 as part of a contract fulfillment.
Later, while on a cruise ship returning from scenic Bagmom, Howard and Beverly are taken captive by Lester Verde, who had a crush on Beverly in college and is now in the identity of the supervillain Doctor Bong ,  who illegally marries Beverly against her will and transforms Howard into a human. This series is rated for ages 9 and up, though it has been published with a Marvel Zombies tie-in cover with a parental advisory claim. Art by penciler Val Mayerik and inker Sal Trapani.