The salvage merchant Keepsake had a vulture which he kept with him during his space travels. According to Keepsake, the vulture was neither his pet nor tame. He said he only kept it because it reminded him of his wife, but was better looking and better company than her. (COMIC: Keepsake) After Keepsake double-crossed his wife again and gave all his booty to Death's Head, the vulture left Keepsake and flew away with Death's Head. (COMIC: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling!) Consequently, it lived in the office of Death's Head and Spratt and used to peck at the latter's hand whenever he was trying to answer the phone. (COMIC: Sudden Impact!, Clobberin' Time!) The vulture came with Spratt and Big Shot to find Death's Head in 2020. (COMIC: The Cast Iron Contract)
Behind the scenes Edit
Keepsake's vulture also appears in three Death's Head stories considered invalid by this wiki:
- Death's Head: The Body in Question (Strip #13-20, 1990) — a direct continuation of Death's Head (1988).
- Revolutionary War: Death's Head II #1 (2014) — in a flashback by Death's Head II.
- Death's Head (2019) — Issue #1: A vision of all possible realities by Wiccan. Issue #4: A flashback of Death's Head after having memory files repaired.