Having graduated from a backup feature in Giant Size Man Thing to his own comic Howard the Duck met his longtime girlfriend Beverly under unusual circumstances. In the first issue the suicidal drake climbed a tower made of credit cards intending to throw himself off. The tower turned out to be the lair of the cosmic accountant Pro-Rata but before meeting the wizard Howard paused halfway up the tower and encountered Pro-Rata's prisoner.
After accidentally killing the dog (a magically transformed hired barbarian) Howard wound up taking his place in stealing the cosmic key Pro-Rata was after. Accompanied by Bev there followed some Conan style action and a team-up with Spider Man after which the odd couple headed off together. It wasn't until the Howard the Duck Magazine came out that it was confirmed that yes, their relationship did get physical.
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