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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Charles Bronson in Spider-Man and Laurel and Hardy in Thor!

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!).

First up, a very clever Charles Bronson cameo in Spectacular Spider-Man #108 (by Peter David and Rich Buckler), in the middle of the famed Death of Jean DeWolff storyline. You see, part of the plot involves a riff on the Bernie Goetz vigilante story. So while this is being discussed, who else is seen but the king of vigilantes, Charles Bronson…

Next, in a recent Thor one-shot written and drawn by Alan Davis, Laurel and Hardy appear as Egyptologists…

Finally, in Fantastic Four #22, Officer Francis Muldoon from Car 54, Where Are You? (played by the great Fred Gwynne) stops by the Baxter Building to complain to the FF…

That’s it for this week!

If you have a suggestion for future easter eggs, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com

15 Comments

Stan and Ollie must have shown up dozens of times in various comics, but my first sighting of the duo was in G.I. Joe #13. (1983) Check it out.

The FF was needed because Khrushchev’s due at Idlewild?

“Fan-tastic Four, where a-a-a-a-are you-u-u-u-u-u?”

Hehehe, I was confused for a second. “What does the Warriors have to do with anything? OH! Right, Car 54, duh.” :)

The cast from All in the Family appears in an issue of Superman where he fights Terra-Man. urgh… it’s in the Superman in the 70s trade.

surely Laurel and Hardy have appeared in dc and marvel comics more then this one like in the early 60s .and love the car fiftty four guy acting so upset about being in the baxter building around the four .

why is my comment from earlier awaiting moderation?

“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 article title definitely reads like a porn parody.

Hogun the Grimm also derives from Charles Bronson.
John Garrett does too (per Frank Miller in Amazing Heroes#90).

I hate to disagree with Professor Stan, but I’m pretty sure the Vandals never made it as far as Egypt…

Charles Bronson IS the Mad Pharaoh Rama-Tut!!

“I gotcher pyramid scheme right here, pally!!”

Stan and Laurel also made a “cameo” as two characters in Steve Rude and Dave Gibbons “World Finest” way back when…

Mike Blake

October 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I hate to disagree with Professor Stan, but I’m pretty sure the Vandals never made it as far as Egypt…

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The Vanir did, per the Hyborian Age.

9500-8000: Vanir adventures conquer Stygia, renaming it Egypt for the first time.

Meanwhile also, red-haired Vanir adventurers came into Stygia, where they overthrew the reigning class and built up a vast southern empire which they call Egypt. From these red-haried conquerors the early pharaohs were to boast descent.

http://hyboria.xoth.net/history/hyborian_age.htm

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