In this feature, I share 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 email@example.com (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).
Today is a special theme edition. All cameos by Mulder and Scully from the X-Files!
First up, as suggested by reader Chris M., we have this bit from 1999’s X-Men: Children of the Atom #1 by Joe Casey, Steve Rude and Andrew Pepoy….
Next, as suggested by reader Andrew, we have this from 1998’s Crimson #2 by Brian Augustyn, Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope…
Crimson #2 has a lot of cool cameos in it. I’ve featured one in the past and I’m sure I’ll feature more in the future!
Finally, from 1996’s Backlash #24 by Sean Ruffner, Brett Booth, Juvaun Kirby and John Tighe, we have a pretty obvious cameo…there’s even a giant X in the background!!!
Okay, that’s it for this week! Thanks for the suggestions, folks! If anyone else has any suggestions for future editions of Comic Book Easter Eggs, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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