Super Duck was created in 1943 by Al Fagaly for Archie Comics, and when he first appeared in Jolly Jingles #10 he lived up to his name by being a standard funny animal Superman parody. By the time he got he his own title in 1944 he had jettisoned this shtick and had become a fairly conventional funny animal character, though one with a unique wardrobe consisting of a black shirt, red lederhosen and ofttimes a jaunty Alpine hat. The Stupid Comics website has called him a “low-budget Donald Duck with even worse fashion sense” but that’s not entirely fair. Sure, he was saddled with such genre stables as an unforgiving girlfriend named Uwanna and an annoying miniature version of himself in the form of nephew Fauntleroy. But his stories were generally a lot more frantic and slapstick driven than most Disney Comics and while a lot of artists worked on the feature (among them Jack Mendelsohn, Ken Hultgren, Joe Edwards and Dexter Taylor) as far as I’m concerned the best issues were drawn exclusively by creator Al Fagaly. Opinions vary, and I’m admittedly not an expert when it comes to funny animal comics but I love his unique art style and the wild, maniacal energy he brought to conventional plots.
His series ran 94 issues and ended in 1960. Unfortunately,the character is now sadly mostly forgotten, except by people like Robert Crumb who, under the impression the character was in the public domain, (or just being Robert Crumb he didn’t give a ripe rat’s ass; he may be a freaking genius and everything, but I wouldn’t let him use my bathroom) created a new “adults only” version of the character for his comic Mystic Funnies #3.
— Steve Bennett