Comic Book Easter Eggs – Claremont, Cockrum, Miracleman and More!
All throughout July, I will be sharing with you three comic book “easter eggs” a day. An easter egg is an 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!
Sunday in the Park with Chris and Dave
In X-Men #105, Dave Cockrum and Chris Claremont are plotting out another issue of X-Men when they get interrupted by…one of the X-Men…
Cute stuff by Claremont and the late, great Cockrum.
Just Another Miracleman in the Crowd
Gavin, over at the neat Batman blog, The Batman Quest, sent in this one.
Standing in the crowd in a scene in Dark Knight #4 is…
Yep, someone dressed like Miracleman!
Neat! Thanks, Gavin!
The Yarbroughs and Wonder Woman, a Match Made in Heaven
Longtime CBR reporter Beau Yarbrough saw his wedding to Jennifer Ellis get promoted in the pages of Wonder Woman #148 by the great Yanick Paquette…
Years later, Gail Simone named a character in Wonder Woman after their son, James…
Thanks to yo go re for suggesting this one. Very cool of Paquette and Simone!
If you can think of an easter egg/in-joke that you would like to see me feature, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! DON’T make suggestions in the comments section, so as to not spoil the surprise for when I end up actually featuring your suggestion.