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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, Nexus and More Meet the New Mutants!

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Every week, I will be sharing 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!).

This week, we take a look at some notable cameos in the pages of the first volume of New Mutants…

Enjoy!

First up, we have two suggestions from reader Jeff M.

In New Mutants #19, Bill Sienkiewicz decided to provide his own “Hitchcock cameo” (Alfred Hitchcock was famous for making cameos in his films)…


Four issues later, Sienkiewicz had Peter Sellers’ famous character from the Pink Panther films, Inspector Clouseau, make an appearance…


(By the way, did Dani use that trick any other time or was that a one-time thing?)

Finally, Jackson Guice filled New Mutants #50 with a TON of cameos. A number of readers suggested I feature this issue, including Stuart, Frank L. and Philip A.

Here are the cameos…

First, we see a bar called M’NDENS, which is clearly a reference to John Ostrander’s interdimensional hangout Mundens from his Grimjack series. On the bottom panel, we also see a Grimjack lookalike…


He introduces himself the next page…


On that same page you might have noticed two Micronauts characters from Guice’s run on that title, Commander Rann and Marionette (plus the little fairy creature).

On the next page, besides Nexus appearing in a crowd scene, there are a few other minor cameos. I don’t feel like pointing them all out. So have at it in the comments section, people!


Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! If YOU have an easter egg idea, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com