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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!
Today is an edition entirely devoted to Ethan Van Sciver’s New X-Men #118, where he tried to put the word “sex” into each page of the issue.
The “problem” with the issue is that a few of the attempts appear to be edited out (you know, like what could have been SEX instead is, say, SZX, etc.).
Even with that, though, there is still nearly one “SEX” per page.
Here are six pages from the issue. Try to find the “SEX” on each of the six pages (you can click on each page to enlarge the image)!
Plus, feel free to share in the comments section other times the word SEX appears (some of them I think are just too much of a reach, like the branches or the lightning at the end of the issue).
Thanks to the people who suggested this one. I was going to do it anyways, but I figure it’s always nice to thank the people.
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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