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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Dave Cockrum…Trekkie?

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All throughout July, I will be sharing with you three comic book “easter eggs” a day. 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!

All three of today’s easter eggs will be Dave Cockrum sneaking Star Trek stuff into issues of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, back when Cockrum was the artist on the title.

Philip Schweier had the chance to interview the late, great Dave Cockrum a few years back for Back Issue #14. He told Philip about a number of Star Trek easter eggs he put into issues of Superboy and the Legion of Super-heroes, and Philip was kind enough to e-mail them to me. Here they are!

From Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #197, check out the silhouette on the wall of Timber Wolf’s room…


From #199, check out the gun Superboy is holding…


It is a Klingon disruptor pistol…


From #200, well, this one is just plain ol’ obvious…


Thanks a lot for the info, Philip!!

If you can think of an easter egg/in-joke that you would like to see me feature, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com! DON’T make suggestions in the comments section, so as to not spoil the surprise for when I end up actually featuring your suggestion.

NOTE: A word about suggestions. I’ve gotten so many (which is great – keep ’em coming!) that I am going through them in the order that I receive them. So if you wonder why I did not credit you for a suggestion you sent in, it is because someone else sent it in first. No offense intended!