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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Day One of Kingdom Come Easter Eggs!

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!

You all wrote in with so many Kingdom Come suggestions that I figured it best to give it two days’ worth of easter eggs! So here are three of the easter eggs from Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s classic work…

Luke T. e-mailed me to suggest Hollis Mason’s book, Under the Hood, from Watchmen, is visible in a store window in Kingdom Come #1.

The other books are Easter Eggs, as well. Can you name the significance of them?

Craig C. e-mailed me to suggest another Watchmen easter egg, Rorschach’s appearance in Kingdom Come #2…

Finally, Alek e-mailed me to suggest Captain America, Spider-Man and Thor appearing in Kingdom Come #3…

(note: they are really tiny so I made it so you can enlarge the image by clicking on it).

Thanks for all the e-mailed suggestions, fellas!

Come back tomorrow for MORE Kingdom Come easter eggs!


I can name the significance of the other books, but since I can only do it thank to Jess Nevins’ annotations and that seems like cheating, I’ll keep my mouth shut.

The “Spider-Man’ in that shot could really be anybody, but since he’s put so close to Cap and Thor (look near the V of Hawkman’s wings, if you can’t see them all), it really sells the idea of who he’s meant to be…

Funny that The Joker appears in the above scene with Rorschach as well, despite Magog having already killed the Joker by this point.

I will say that one of those books is mistitled. John Law’s book (from The Golden Age) should be Altered Egos, not Alternate.

Eric: Where are you seeing the Joker? That’s Brother Power the Geek sitting at the table by Rorschach, and the green-haired guy in the foreground is the Creeper.

hmm, i don’t see the joker, only the creeper

Behind was the book by the Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman, if I remember correctly.

Travis Pelkie

July 30, 2011 at 1:19 am

Also around the table with Rorschach are a couple of other odd people. I believe one is from the Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

And if you don’t feature the one I’m thinking of tomorrow, I’ll mention it in the comments.

I’m assuming that it was a joke. The guy pulling the Human Bomb’s finger is from the cover of the Steve Miller Band album The Joker.

Hmmmm, were there any Easter eggs from Moore’s Top 10? I think I followed this feature pretty regularly, and don’t remember any. Because that series is full of Easter eggs; in fact, I think you could probably fill up a whole month with those, or at least a week…

Mike Loughlin

July 30, 2011 at 5:30 am

“Last ever World Series ’02:” That’s the real cause of the dystopian future in Kingdom Come- the Sox never broke the Curse of the Bambino.

JR – that’s another cool easter egg. Thanks for pointing it out.

I’m assuming that it was a joke. The guy pulling the Human Bomb’s finger is from the cover of the Steve Miller Band album The Joker.

Ha ha! That was a good one.

Directly below Thor, it looks like is Hawkeye. And to the left of the silver leg, is Buzz Lightyear…

I thought I had seen Doctor Strange there somewhere, but I can’t place him now.

JR got it on the nose.

nice was hoping sooner or later if nothing else near the end of the colums run that kingdom come would show up for its just briming with easter eggs.

You could have done a month long Kingdom Come easter eggs column. The same could be said of Marvels. So sad to see this column ending. Why does it have to be so?

My Favorite Kingdom Come easter eggs is the Fat Albert Gang in Gotham.

There’s a better panel showing Rorschach a couple pages later, where he’s with Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, and the Question.

I think the guys identified as Hawkeye and Dr. Strange are in fact Red Arrow (KC version of Speedy) and King Marvel (KC version of Captain Marvel Jr.), who’s himself an easter egg.

Carlton Donaghe

July 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’m glad someone pointed out the character from the cover of Steve Miller Band’s The Joker.

And I’m sure everyone knows how every time you see the original Teen Titans together, you also see the Monkees close by. Although I gotta say, that if I make a Monkees joke in class, fewer students catch it every year.

Jake Earlewine

July 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

And doesn’t Ross’s Creeper look like Alice Cooper? Was that intentional?

I remeber an old issue of Wizard that went through panel by panel and showed all the easter eggs. I wish I still had that

Oh, whoops, I always thought Brother Power there was just a slipped-in appearance of Delirium from “Sandman”.

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