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The man called Howdy was a member of Coney's gang. Howdy had freckles and orange hair.

As a child, Howdy had worked with the criminal Stooge Viller. He believed that Stooge had hidden a large amount of money in a warehouse that he owned. Years later, Howdy was involved in Coney's attempts to impede the Fastrack Corporation's efforts to renovate the warehouse into a new office so that they could look for Stooge's hidden money.

Coney tasked Howdy with eliminating Dethany Dendrobia, who was in the city representing Fastrack's interests. Howdy's first attempt failed, and he sought the aid of the informant called Bookworm to learn more about Dethany.

At Coney's direction, Howdy kidnapped Dendrobia's fiance Guy Wyre and held him captive in the warehouse. The warehouse was then raided by the MCU and the FBI. Coney attempted to blame Howdy for planning the kidnapping, but Howdy refuted this. Howdy, Coney, and their other accomplice were all arrested. Dethany Dendrobia then found Stooge Viller's hidden cache of money.


  • Howdy's name and appearance would seem top have been inspired by Howdy Doody, a puppet character from a popular children's television show in the 1950s.
  • In addition to Howdy, Coney's gang was shown to contain at least two other members, neither of which were named. One of them wore a dark coat and a large hat that covered much of his face, showing only his mouth and stubbly chin. This character did not speak. The other member of the gang was a thin man with a beard who wore a backwards baseball cap. Readers at gocomics.com dubbed this character "Shaggy".