Agent Howards is a field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Abyss of TimeEdit
Agent Howards makes his first appearance as part of a small team of Bureau agents who are investigating an abandoned factory in Chicago. After being lead inside by a local, the three agents open an old door and learn that the warehouse used to be a meeting place for the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra. Unknown to the agents, this is in fact the same warehouse where the H.B.R attempted to summon the demon Amdusias before they were stopped by Sir Edward Grey. Although he is able to stop the ritual, it is in this warehouse where Grey was dragged down into Hell. While searching the abandoned hideout Howards picks up a strange weapon; a broken Hyperborean blade fashioned into a primitive sword. After picking up the weapon Howards falls to the ground. Although alive, his fellow agents were unable to wake him or remove the broken Hyperborean sword from his hands.
Howards' body remained in a coma in the present, but his mind traveled to the distant past, into the body of a prehistoric man named Gall Dennar. Gall Dennar was a warrior and tribal leader, who wielded the broken Hyperborean blade in the distant past. The broken blade had been discovered by Gall's grandfather, who managed to turn the blade into a powerful weapon. The sword passed from Gall's grandfather, to his father, and finally to Gall Dennar himself.
While Howards' mind is in the past, his two fellow agents are killed while trying to move his body. He remains in the warehouse, sleeping and alone.
A team of B.P.R.D. agents led by Johann Kraus are sent into Chicago to investigate the disappearance of Howards' team. They stumble upon the still sleeping Howards and the bodies of his missing team. The rescue team are soon surrounded by an large number of mutated citizens and appear overwhelmed before Howards reawakens. Howards leaps into combat, wielding the Hyperborean sword, and is able to kill the remaining monsters. The rescue team leave Chicago, with Howards, soon after.
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Lake of FireEdit
Agent Howards makes a brief appearance in Lake of Fire #2. His rude manner makes him not well liked amongst his fellow agents. Howards now carries the Hyperborean sword with him at all times. It is decided that Howards will accompany his fellow agents Gervesh, Nichols, and Enos in a squad led by Carla Giarocco into the isolated ruins of New York City. This squad will be working alongside the Russian Special Sciences Service under director Iosif Nichayko and will enter the city through New Jersey as another B.P.R.D. team enters the city through Long Island.