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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Calvin and Hobbes Cameos Galore!

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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 take a look at a few Easter Eggs featuring Bill Watterson’s famed creations, Calvin and Hobbes!

First up, based on a suggestion from reader Francesco V., we have 1989’s Adventures of Superman #452 by Dan Jurgens and Dennis Janke. In the issue, Morgan Edge is trying to woo Cat Grant by lavishing presents upon her young son, Adam. Here, he gets a toy car and Adam brags about his friend that this will impress…


Next, reader Gibson pointed out this cute bit from 1990’s Power Pack #54 by Judy and Jon Bogdanove and Hilary Barta…


Francesco V. is back again with a suggestion of this bit from 1992’s Adventures of Superman #494, where Jerry Ordway, Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood feature Calvin and Hobbes prominently in the issue…



One last suggestion from reader Francesco V. for this bit from 1996’s Superman: The Man of Steel #56, where Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove (who is clearly a big Calvin and Hobbes fan) and Dennis Janke depict people getting their dreams come true care of Mr. Mxyzptlk…


I love the little touch with the school being named after Watterson.

Finally, we end with a Jim Davis Garfield comic strip with a small cameo from Calvin…


That’s it for this week! If you have a suggestion for future editions of Comic Book Easter Eggs, please drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!