One of the oft-forgotten (possibly intentionally forgotten) facts about Howard the Duck is that he is technically a Marvel Comics character. It was always my understanding that he was only a parallel universe character.

His bio on Marvel's website, however is a bit unclear. It makes mention of teaming up with She-Hulk and staying with Generation X for a time, but does not specify which reality any of those events occurred in. It also specifically mentions Counter-Earth.

Is there any canon instance of Howard the Duck ever crossing over into Earth-616?

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    I thought all those are canon instances. Didn't Howard the Duck cross-over from Duckworld and has been stuck on 616 ever since?
    – Shisa
    Aug 4, 2014 at 12:51
  • @Shisa They might be; I haven't read anything with him in it.
    – phantom42
    Aug 4, 2014 at 12:52

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According to Wikipedia:

Howard goes through several dimensions, apparently through the power of Man-Thing, who can now talk but does not understand this ability, and lands on a version of Duckworld where his parents are essentially Ward and June Cleaver, has a sister named Princess, and is regarded as a hero because his activities on Earth-616 were recognized by Duckworld's version of Reed Richards.

And also this page lists his exploits in Marvel Zombies 5 where he is also listed as an Earth-616 character.

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    What a day! Howard the Duck, Marvel Zombies and even a Yahweh character... Aug 4, 2014 at 12:56
  • Is "his activities" referring to the "Squished Earth" thing with She-Hulk or the stuff with Man-Thing?
    – phantom42
    Aug 4, 2014 at 13:05
  • @phantom42 - I don't know, looks like a general comment on everything he's done on Earth-616 up to then. Aug 4, 2014 at 13:09
  • There was a duckworld Reed Richards? Was there a duckworld Ben Grimm too?
    – Nu'Daq
    Jul 23, 2016 at 5:40

Howard the Duck shows up in a post-credit scene of Guardians of The Galaxy.

Although this is not on earth, this still proves he is officially part of MCU and most certainly can cross over into earth.

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    This is not Earth-616, which the question specifically asked about..
    – phantom42
    Apr 26, 2018 at 15:04
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    That scene looks like "Knowhere" to me too.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Apr 26, 2018 at 15:07
  • That scene is also from Guardians of the Galaxy 1, not 2.
    – F1Krazy
    Apr 26, 2018 at 15:08
  • @phantom42 fixed
    – TheAsh
    Apr 26, 2018 at 15:10
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    You didn't fix or change anything that even relates to Earth-616. The MCU is an entirely different universe, and regardless of whether or not he can go to Earth in the MCU has no bearing on whether or not he has crossed over to Earth-616.
    – phantom42
    Apr 26, 2018 at 15:18

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