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Comic Book Easter Eggs – More Charlie Brown Cameos!

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!).

After our previous edition of Charlie Brown cameos, you folks kept suggesting more, so here’s a second edition of Charlie Brown easter eggs!

Now do note that most of these people posted their suggestions in the comments section instead of e-mailing me like I specifically tell them to at the beginning of each Easter Eggs article. In the future, I won’t credit easter egg suggestions made in the comments section. But for this week, I will!

Robert Brooks and RodrigoCP both suggested Charlie Brown’s cameo as one of a group of mutants trapped by the Danger Room itself in Astonishing X-Men #9 (John Cassaday as the artist)…

Kamilo suggested this cute bit from Gene Ha and Zander Cannon in Top Ten #6, as we see Doctor Doom/Charlie Brown along with his Red Baron dog…

An Anonymous commenter noted one of the strangest Charlie Brown cameos, as he appears on a LAMP in the first issue of Batman: Year One by David Mazzucchelli…

Finally, Tom actually wrote in to tell me about a neat bit in Sensational Spider-Man #11 by Todd Dezago, Mike Wieringo and Richard Case, where it looks like Joker and Harley Quinn have been picked up for solicitation and next to them on the bench is Charlie Brown…

Thanks for the suggestions, folks! But make ‘em by e-mail next time! If YOU have a suggestion, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com


Could that be the Yellow Kid on the far left of the Cassaday panel? It’s a pretty generic look, but maybe he was doing a classic comic strip characters thing. That said, I don’t recognize anyone else, and I am usually pretty skeptical when commenters jump in and say “You missed this Easter egg too! That guy looks like the one dude from Seinfeld!”

On closer look, it could just be a heavy bald guy in a spacesuit.

Cassaday has a few cameos in his Astonishing X-Men run. I would not be surprised if the Yellow Kid was featured in an issue of Astonishing X-Men, as well. I dunno if that’s him there, though. At least one other cameo from this story arc will likely appear in a future edition, though!

nice finds though wondering if the one in batman year one should count since one could proably buy a lamp like that now a days

I wouldn’t count that Batman: Year One lamp as a cameo; I believe that Snoopy lamp (look at the base!) is an actual item of the time. It’d be like transferring one of those moving-eyes Felix the Cat clocks to the story.

Especially considering the office is full of weird junk of the same ilk.

Indeed. Selina also robs a Casper the Friendly Ghost doll from Loeb later on I believe.

In YEAR ONE they mention that Commissioner Loeb collects pop-culture items.

It was Kamilo not Kamiko, but meh, works.

If the suggestion had been by e-mail, I definitely would have gotten the spelling correct. ;)

I believe that’s Snoopy with Dr.Doom Charlie Brown. Miss-colored to avoid being too obvious.
That’s the goggles and scarf he wore in his dog fights.
And I’d count the lamp. it’s the same as counting a back round book or newspaper easter egg.

I’m surprised I didn’t see the image of Strong Guy from the recent Polaris Abandoned and Forsaked article.

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