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Comic Book Easter Eggs – A Simpsons Extravaganza!

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).

This week, all Simpsons easter eggs!

Reader Leo H. suggested this nifty Simpsons appearance in Sensational She-Hulk #33 by John Byrne…

Reader Stuart suggested this tiny Bart Simpson cameo in Doctor Who Magazine #173 by Mike Collins…

It’s almost like “Where’s Waldo?” only “Where’s Bart?”

Finally, reader Andrew pointed out this clever little bit from Humberto Ramos’ Crimson #2 (an issue that will be showing up in this column in the future)…

Poor Homer.

Thanks for the great suggestions, folks! Again, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any other nifty suggestions!

16 Comments

Tom Fitzpatrick

April 11, 2012 at 4:56 am

Speaking of Springfield, Groening apparently revealed the location of Springfield.

A bit tad surprised that you didn’t mention that little tidbit of seemingly unimportant trivia, Mr. B.C.! ;-)

I love the fact that in the She-Hulk issue, even the car looks like theirs.

The Simpsons also appear in New Warriors #27 (an Infinity Wars Crossover!) as a family terrorized by the Speedball doppelganger.

nice picks espically liked homer reaction to the zombies not to mention the simpsons looking interesting as humans

Try to name everyone in that Doctor Who panel – there’s a lot of cameos there!

Worf’s in that Doctor Who panel!

Also on Birds of Prey 67, Huntress goes back to work as a teacher to a classroom that includes facsimiles of Bart, Lisa, Nelson and Milhouse.

Can you add a larger size for the Dr. Who panel? And anyone have any thoughts on cameos? Lots look familiar, but I can’t name more than one (small size is not helping).

Other than the Doctor Who characters (The Doctor, Ace, Abslom Daak, a Draconian, Daleks, a Silurian, a Sontaran, Shayde, Big Cat, Machine Head, Bruce, Cool Breeze, Ivan Asimoff, Melkur in a wifebeater, Bonjaxx the Daemon and the bus conductor from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) it looks like there’s Worf arm wrestling what’s probably another Star Trek alien, Scott Summers, Sapphire and Steel and a Captain Britain.

Speaking of Springfield, Groening apparently revealed the location of Springfield.

A bit tad surprised that you didn’t mention that little tidbit of seemingly unimportant trivia, Mr. B.C.!

I really don’t get how the Springfield thing is a story. He specifically did not say that the town in the cartoon is in Oregon, just that the town was BASED on Springfield, Oregon. But that’s something we’ve known for years! It’s so odd that it has become this big story all of a sudden.

One of the early issues of Young Justice (#3 or 4, the Halloween issue) has the bullies from the Simpsons, Jimbo, Kerny and Dolf.

Also, in Hitman #22 by Ennis and McCrea (from 1997), the Christmas issue, Burns and Smithers show up. They’re responsable for a radioactive Santa Claus escaping the nuclear plant (or something like that).

in secret invasion #5, page 8, when all the television personalities are giving their skull-y speech, you can see a tiny bit of homers head inbetween some of the panels (also a colour inverted cartman)

The (somewhat crappy) one-shot Spider-Man: Sweet Charity also has an appearance by a family of Simpson look-alikes. To top it off, Sam Simon is also in the story!

picked up the Deaths Head GN featuring the Dr Who story, it also features two daleks in love, Captain Britain fighting Steed and Mrs Peel, and the Enterprise itself on the first page

The Exiles saved a power plant and it’s workers (who looked like Mr Burns, Smithers and Homer) in Exiles #52

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