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The man who would be Mr. Chicken discovered that America had grown tired of bland birds and would gladly pay to eat only the best. He turned Fairer Fowl Farms into a super-productive farm, and found fulfillment in breeding the most perfectly developed fowl ever to be served up on America's tables. He was soon the leading seller of chicken meat and eggs in the country.

At some point he went crazy and started dressing like a big rooster.


Mister Chicken was created by Bill Mantlo, Klaus Janson, and Michael Golden.

Character Development

Howard the Duck, Lee Switzler, and Beverly Switzler stopped off at Fairer Fowl Farms after their car got a flat tire, hoping to either stay there for the night or use their phone. Foreman Hank Skidoo tried unsuccessfully to get them to leave, and when Howard began to snoop around he discovered Mister Chicken. Mister Chicken explained his mission, but Howard, feeling sympathetic towards he fellow fowl, took offense to Mister Chicken's operations, calling it genocide.

Mister Chicken had Skidoo take his guests to the henhouse, but Beverly convinced her uncle Lee to escape and get help. Skidoo and the pugilistic poultry herded Howard and Beverly to the Coop, where Mister Chicken described his operations via television transmission. Beverly was then assaulted by the automatic plucker, while Howard was taken to the Rooster Room to become one of the breeders or, failing that, to be sold as goose-down. Using Skidoo's pitchfork to vault onto and activate the conveyor belt, Howard launched himself through a screen window, intending to rescue Bev, but instead found himself stunned by the impact of his landing.

Bev was able to take care of herself though, and when the pluckers got a little too fresh, the irate Beverly tore off of the mechanical limbs and used it to bludgeon the machine until it was destroyed. She grabbed the dazed Howard and made for the door, running directly into Mr. Chicken again.

The fiendish fowl farmer fired fast-moving feathers at Howard and Beverly, but Howard unwittingly activated the egg conveyor belt, kicking it into high gear. The egg assault only slowed Mr. Chicken down, but Howard delayed him further by opening the Coop's steam cabinets, fogging Mr. Chicken's glasses. Before Mr. Chicken could gain his bearings, Lee Switzler returned, crashing a truck through the wall of the Coop and knocking Mr. Chicken into the mash he fed his chickens. Howard and Beverly escaped with Lee, while Mr. Chicken was overrun by a flock of hungry birds. Mr. Chicken ordered Skidoo to assemble the Hunting-Hens, but having had his eyes opened by Howard's arguments Skidoo was done with his boss's inhuman methods. Shouting "It takes a tough man to take a tougher chicken," Skidoo charged Mr. Chicken with his pitchfork.

The newspaper the following day announced a change in management at Fairer Fowl Farms with a strong implication that Mister Chicken had been killed.

Powers and Abilities

Mr. Chicken wore a giant rooster costume which could fire rocket-powered feather darts.


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