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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Avengers Easter Eggs (No, Not THOSE, the OTHER Ones)

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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 we look at easter eggs from the Avengers TV series from the 1960s, with John Steed and Emma Peel. Reader PB210 suggested a group from this great Avengers website.

Enjoy!

First up, we have Avengers #83, where Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer first give us a cameo by Roy and his then wife Jean as well a cute nod to the OTHER Avengers…


Next, we have Superman #13, where John Byrne and Karl Kesel give us the Avengers (unnamed, of course)…


Next, we have Kingdom Come #2 by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, where they are both in a bar scene. You should enlarge is to see them better (Steed is wearing his trademark derby and Emma is in her black jumpsuit)…


Finally, in 1991’s Doctor Who Monthly #173, Gary Russell and artists Mike Collins and Steve Pini show Captain Britain about to hit Steed when Peel shows up behind him…


Thanks to PB210 for the suggestion!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future Easter Egg, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com