Comic Book Easter Eggs – X-Men and Wildstorm Strippers!
Every week, I will be sharing with you three comic book “easter eggs.” 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! If you want to suggest an easter egg for a future column, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).
Reader Rodrigo suggested this bit from the Justice League Wedding Special where Hal Jordan has to cancel the strippers he hired for Oliver Queen’s bachelor party….
As you might notice, they’re based on characters from X-Men comics and/or Wildstorm comics (Rogue, Emma Frost, Freefall, Fairchild and I have no idea who the other lady is supposed to be).
Reader Tom P. suggested this bit from Swamp Thing #3, where writer Scott Snyder names the doctor in this scene after Dick Durock, who played Swamp Thing in the 1980s films and the subsequent TV series.
Reader Stuart suggested this new member of the Captain Britain Corps from Uncanny X-Men #462, Flight Leader…
As Stuart notes, Alan Davis certainly patterned Flight Leader after Dan Dare…
Thanks for the great suggestions, folks! Again, e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any other nifty suggestions!