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 firstname.lastname@example.org (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).
Based on the suggestions of a couple of folks, including Brian F. and Mikey F., we take a look at Art Adams’ cover for the Spectre Annual #1.
Check it out…
Click on the cover to enlarge.
Here are three details from the cover, featuring Reed Richards, Abel (does Abel really count as an easter egg, though? He’s met the Spectre a few times) and Hercules…
then the Thing…
then Wolverine, Longshot, likely Storm (or possibly Starfire) plus what looks to be the Creature from the Black Lagoon next to likely Doctor Strange (and below what looks to be Mr. Spock and above what looks to be Professor Xavier)…
and also Sam and Max…
Feel free to point out the other cameos in the piece!!
Josh A. pointed out this cute bit from The Boys #23, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
There is a chart of all the G-Men (a parody of the X-Men) in the issue. Like the X-Men, there are a TON of G-Men. So the chart is gigantic.
Well, on one of the panels, we see that there are so many G-Men that Boba Fett is even one of them…
In the recent excellent graphic novel, Shooters (I wrote a review of it here – you should really go pick it up!), writers Eric Trautmann and Brendan Jerwa and artist Steve Lieber reference Jen Van Meter, the wife of Greg Rucka, longtime collaborator with both Trautmann and Lieber.
If you have an easter egg suggestion for a future column, drop me a line at email@example.com
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