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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Charles Bronson in Spider-Man and Laurel and Hardy in Thor!

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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!).

First up, a very clever Charles Bronson cameo in Spectacular Spider-Man #108 (by Peter David and Rich Buckler), in the middle of the famed Death of Jean DeWolff storyline. You see, part of the plot involves a riff on the Bernie Goetz vigilante story. So while this is being discussed, who else is seen but the king of vigilantes, Charles Bronson…


Next, in a recent Thor one-shot written and drawn by Alan Davis, Laurel and Hardy appear as Egyptologists…


Finally, in Fantastic Four #22, Officer Francis Muldoon from Car 54, Where Are You? (played by the great Fred Gwynne) stops by the Baxter Building to complain to the FF…


That’s it for this week!

If you have a suggestion for future easter eggs, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com