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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Alex P. Keaton and Sally Draper in Daredevil? Plus More Waid/Samnee DD Easter Eggs!

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In this feature, I share with you three comic book “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check ’em all out and enjoy! Also, click here for an archive of all the easter eggs featured so far! If you want to suggest an easter egg for a future column, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).

Today is a special theme edition. All easter eggs from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Daredevil! NOTE: I know that there are more than just these three easter eggs in Waid/Samnee’s Daredevil. I am just showing you three this time. I get that there are more. I am aware that there are more. However, if you’d like to point out more, feel free, just e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com rather than point out other easter eggs in the comments section.

First up, based in part by a suggestion by reader Jamie (“in part” because I noticed this when I read the issue and I was going to feature it anyways, but Jamie didn’t know that when Jamie sent the suggestion in, so only fair to still give credit!), we have Daredevil #31, which deals with the Daredevil villain the Jester working for the Sons of Serpent. There was a sort of Trayvon Martin-like case that ended with the accused murderer going free. The Jester used some technology to make it look like the black District Attorney was exhorting people to kill the jurors on the case…


Among the jurors is the Jester himself (John Powers) but also Alex P. Keaton and Sally Draper at the ages that they would be now after their time on Family Ties…


and Mad Men…


respectively.

So awesome.

Obviously, the other jurors are ALSO easter eggs, but besides pointing out the great nod to Kuljit Mithra, head of the awesome Man Without Fear website which I just recently referenced in this week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed, I’ll let you folks have fun figuring out the other references!

Next up, Travis Pelkie suggested this bit from Daredevil #23, where there’s a recreation of Matt Murdock’s origin. In the background is “Everett’s,” a nod to Daredevil creator Bill Everett…


Finally, we have the beginning of the amazing sequence in Daredevil #25 where Daredevil battles against Inari in a sporting goods store named after longtime Daredevil inker and penciler Klaus Janson…


That’s it for this week! IF you have any suggestions for future installments, please drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.