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 firstname.lastname@example.org (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).
This week, we take a look at easter eggs from the original Longshot mini-series by Art Adams!
Reader Glitchy suggested a few of these. I am sure there are more that I missed, so feel free to chime in in the comments about other easter eggs during the series by Adams that I missed!
First up, Adams pays homage to the writer of the mini-series, Ann Nocenti, in issue #1…
Next, Art Adams, Gumby fan extraordinaire, works Gumby into a scene in #3…
(That’s also a Perry Como record, but I dunno if that’s actually an Easter Egg or just an example of the kind of record this family might own)
And then, a scene in #5…
This famous panel in #2 has Gumby as well as a LOT of other characters, including Ed Grimley. How many other characters can you name (obviously, you can increase the size to more readily identify the various characters)?!
Thanks for the suggestion, Glitchy!