Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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!
First we have Daredevil (Volume 2) #8, Karen Page’s funeral…
There are a lot of cameos here, perhaps most notable is on the right side, which includes Stan Lee, Bill Everett and most likely Frank Miller.
Try to name some of the more obscure characters from Daredevil history on the left side!
Thanks to Harry S. for the e-mailed suggestion!
Next we have Powers (Volume 2) #7, when a familiar-sounding lawyer makes an appearance…
I don’t know if the Winnick part is a joke based on how often people spell his name wrong or if it was a illegitimate mistake.
Thanks to Tomer S. for the e-mailed suggestion!
Finally, this one is a bit iffy, but eh, I think it is close enough to call it.
Reader Rob S. (did I intentionally pick three readers whose last names ended in S just for the heck of it? Why yes, yes i did) believes that the fellow confessing that he lied to his wife and cheated on her in Green Lantern: Rebirth #1…
was drawn by Ethan Van Sciver to look like Joe DiMaggio…
I can definitely see the resemblance (and it WAS at a baseball game), so what the heck, I’ll say it is intentional and thus definitely an easter egg.
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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