Comic Book Easter Eggs – Carmine Infantino and Frank Quitely Say Hello to Some Old Friends
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 off, reader Patrick M. e-mailed me this suggestion…
In Nova #19, artist Carmine Infantino drew in a familiar face from his days on the Flash…
Thanks for the e-mailed suggestion, Patrick!
Next, reader Bruce M. e-mailed me this suggestion…
Frank Quitely first made a name for himself with a parody of Dudley D Watkins’s popular comic strip, The Broons. Quitely’s characters were called The Greens.
Well, in Batman: The Scottish Connection, when Alfred and Bruce are in a highspeed chase in Scotland, who do they almost run into? The Greens!
Note the license plate – DDW, for Dudley D Watkins!
Thanks for the e-mailed suggestion, Bruce!
Finally, reader Paul H e-mailed me this suggestion…
In Teen Titans Spotlight #11, the Brotherhood of Evil get sent into a post-apocalyptic future.
In this future, we meet a post-apocalyptic version of Tintin and his friends…
Funny stuff from writers Randy and Jean Marc Lofficier.
Thanks for the e-mailed suggestion, Paul!
There’s only a few days left, but feel free to still make suggestions (via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)! I very well could still pick one of your suggestions still!