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Comic Book Easter Eggs – ANOTHER 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!).

Enough readers suggested more Simpsons easter eggs after last week’s all-Simpsons edition, that I figured we’d do another week of all-Simpsons easter eggs!

In Birds of Prey #68, by Gail Simone, Ed Benes and Ruy Jose, Helena “Huntress” Bertinelli gets a job as a substitute teacher, and she ends up teaching Bart Simpson’s class.

Thanks to commenter Omar R. for suggesting this one.

In New Warriors #27 (part of the Infinity War crossover, where evil dopplegangers popped up of all the heroes of Earth), by Fabian Nicieza, Darick Robertson and Larry Mahlstedt, Speedball shows up in Springdale (wink wink nudge nudge) to see that his doppleganger has attacked a familiar home…

Robertson clearly seems to be using John Byrne’s design for the family from his She-Hulk issue with the Simpsons in it.

Thanks to commenter mik and mike for suggesting this one.

Finally, in Exiles #52, by Tony Bedard, Jim Calafiore and Mark McKenna, the Exiles end up on an alternate Earth where they need to stop a nuclear plant meltdown…

The plant’s owner, his assistant and one of their workers are basically Mr. Burns, Mr. Smithers and Homer Simpson…

Thanks to reader Andy F. and Paul for suggesting this one.

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IIRC, Gail Simone started out writing Simpsons comics, correct? A clever way to work it in…

And, knowing how Benes draws, I’m not surprised Bart can’t keep his eyes off Helena.

I have a sinking feeling that Penance was the idea of an artist who had spent too much time drawing Speedball — I think I would want that something that irritating locked inside it’s own personal Iron Maiden

In the Huntress one, is that an African-American Lisa?

T’would indeed appear to be an African American Lisa. The right hair, pearls, and the dress colour is close.

I’ve read that New Warriors issue over and over again (I’m the world’s biggest Speedball fan), but I never noticed it was the Simpson’s house that he landed in.

And Springdale was always the name of Speedball’s home town. Which, looking on Google maps, Springdale is a suburb of Stamford, CT, where the inciting incident of Civil War took place in (which Speedball feels responsible for). I can’t believe someone hasn’t touched on that yet in the comics…

Pretty sure that’s not an Ed Benes issue of Birds of Prey. Looks more like Joe Bennett.

given how gail does some comics for bogo who print the simpsons comic not surprise she would sneak them in birds of prey like Helena be barts teacher. plus loved speedball trying to explain to homer it was not him who caused trouble. mr. burns looks less creepy as a human

In the Huntress panel, it appears to be Nelson on the left and Milhouse on the right as well

I’d say you’re right, Kevin, and I’m wondering if the kid with the gum is supposed to be Ralph Wiggum. It’s not all over his face and hair, though. I’m sure he’d call Helena mommy, if it is him.

This is a cromulent series of eggs. Will you embiggen it with another next week?

I think you’re right, Travis. I think that’s supposed to be Ralph.

Technically, Lisa Simpson is in the Second Grade, Bart is in the Fourth.

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Were those Ego’s anti-bodies in the last story?

In the last baloon of “mr. Burns” there is the name “mole man”, maybe from “Hans Moleman”, one of the characters in the serie. Im not sure, but I think he appears in the serie Futurama like king of a group of creatures that live in tunnels… (sorry my english, I am brazilian).

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