Paul Same

    Character » Paul Same appears in 25 issues.

    Narcoleptic split-personality sleepwalker, eccentric artist, and a good friend of Howard the Duck.

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    How long can a man bottle up his anger before it explodes outward? The answer to this question is one proved a tough lesson to Paul Same. Paul grew up a pacifist, always containing his anger.


    Paul Same was created by Steve Gerber and Gene Colan and first appeared in Howard the Duck Vol.1 issue 4 (1976).

    Major Story Arcs

    No Anger

    The continued bottling of his anger eventually developed into a neurosis... narcolepsy. Every time Paul felt the least bit agitated, or even remotely excited, he would fall into a deep sleep. The poor guy even slept through his first kiss. The human mind being a fragile instrument, containment built beyond the release of narcolepsy.

    Eventually, Paul's frustration exploded violently upon those who would inspire his wrath. Clad in a nightshirt, speaking in verse and sleepwalking, Paul adopted the identity of the Winky-Man to attack anyone that he saw as the source of society's ills. Fortunately, having a friend like Howard the Duck provides an ideal role-model for bluntly honest expression. Arguably, Howard is the poster child for speaking one's mind. Paul learned to speak his mind, curing his narcolepsies, and has proven a continued friend and ally to Howard the Duck.

    Artist and Love

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    While Paul and his friends Howard, Beverly and Winda Wester where on a cruise-ship known as the SS Damned, he met, befriended and eventualy dated a wealthy woman named Iris Raritan. She was very intereseted in his art and took him on as her new muse. This let to Paul having a lot of money for some time. While on a promotional party for Paul, Howard the Duck was kidnapped. When Paul, Iris and Winda pursued the kidnappers, Paul found out that Iris was more interessted in shocking people and had little care for other people's feelings. This led to a break between the two and Paul leaving the pair behind. When Paul then walked into a store, he was shot during a robery. Paul luckily recovered and helped out Howard in a number of adventures. He remained a good friend to Howard but has not been seen for a while.


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