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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Daredevil Front Page Photographer Easter Eggs!

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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!).

Today we take a look at the six photographer easter eggs hidden at the beginning of each of the first six issues of Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin’s Daredevil!

Enjoy!

NOTE: I understand that there are more easter eggs than this in Waid’s Daredevil. I get that. I even plan on featuring some more in the future already. If you know of more, feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t post about them in the comments section.

In the pages of Mark Waid’s Daredevil, the recap page is the front page of the Daily Bugle…


Above is what a typical issue looks like (the specific issue I got that from was Daredevil #17).

First off, the story references at the beginning typically refer to other comics under Steve Wacker’s editorial reigns. I suppose those could also count as easter eggs, too, but that just seems like standard “shared continuity” stuff. It’s a nice touch, but I dunno if it rises to the level of being called out as an easter egg. Something else on the Daily Bugle front page, though, does.

In the first six issues of the series, there was a fun extra little easter egg to pay homage to some of the notable creators of Daredevil’s past.

Note how the above page does not have a credit for the photo. #1-6, however, DO. And what credits they are! Each of the photographers is a reference to a past Daredevil creator.

From #1… Gene Everett Wood (Gene Colan/Bill Everett/Wally Wood)…


From #2…McKenzie Miller (Roger McKenize/Frank Miller)…


From #3…(it is a bit hard to see the first name) Ralf Nocenti (long-time Daredevil editor Ralph Macchio/Ann Nocenti)…


From #4…Gale Winslade (Bob Gale/Phil Winslade)…


From #5…Kevin Quesada (Kevin Smith/Joe Quesada)…


From #6…Johnny Nocenti (John Romita Jr/Ann Nocenti again)…


Very cool stuff!

That’s it for this week! If you have a suggestion for a future edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Remember, e-mail me your suggestion, don’t put it in the comments section!