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Comic Book Easter Eggs – More Comic Strip Cameos! Popeye, Hobbes and More!

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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 have a sequel to our previous two editions of comic strip cameo easter eggs! Here‘s the original one and here‘s the just John Byrne edition!

Enjoy!

First up, as suggested by reader Graeme P., here Gerry Conway, Rick Buckler and Romeo Tanghal show England in danger in Justice League of America #210, with Andy Capp and his missus among those who are frightened…


Next, readers Andrew, Michelle and Josh all suggested this bit from Alan Kupperberg and AL Gordon from What If? #28, where a group of heroes and villains appear. Mixed in with the characters is a familiar sailor man (this is a rare Popeye cameo not done by Terry Austin!)…


Finally, Mike Vosburg and Scott Williams sneak Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes fame as an example of a cartoon series in an issue of Cloak and Dagger in 1989…


I am sure you have other comic strip cameos in mind, so feel free to suggest them by e-mailing me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!