Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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 email@example.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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