Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
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!
Reader Ryan B. e-mailed me two good suggestions…
Trans-Atlantic Visual Gag
In Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1, Spider-Man is in such a rush to get to Aunt May’s new apartment after getting an emergency call that he doesn’t even bother changing into his costume. On the way there, he passes by a familiar looking office…the cast of the UK version of The Office…
Nicely turned by Terry Dodson. I wonder if writer Mark Millar had anything to do with it or if it was all Dodson?
In World War Hulk: Frontline #4, Ramon Bachs draws some of the cast of My Name Is Earl in the crowd…
I like that Earl even has his famous list visible in his pocket. I wonder what he thought of karma when the Hulk and a bunch of aliens invaded Earth?
Truth in Advertising
In Swamp Thing #51, as John Constantine departs from the series (for a short period), he sails off in a boat with a very familiar name…
Thanks to David P. for suggesting this one via e-mail!
For whatever reason, the boat seems a bit hard to read, so here’s a detail of it…
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.
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!
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