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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo Invade Other Comic Book Universes!

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, we take a look at guest appearances by Bart Simpson’s bullies, Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo!


Here are Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo from the Simpsons universe…

Here is Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo from Todd Nauck and Peter David’s Young Justice #3 (this appeared in an earlier Easter Eggs edition)

Here are some newer appearances.

First, reader Bruce G. pointed out their appearance in John Layman and John McCrea’s Mars Attack #3…

Next, reader lizarddude031 pointed out their appearance in Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh and Victor Santos’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #6…

Finally, good ol’ Travis Pelkie pointed out that the bullies just made another appearance in Layman and McCrea’s Mars Attack #6…

Any other Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo appearances out there? Let me know at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!


Brian, final 3 scans are all the same.
Happy Christmas and a splendid 2013 to all CSBG’ers!

Thanks, Pete, fixed it!

nice though kind of creepy that kerney jimbo and dolph look so real when they show up in cameos as normal flesh colored and not their regular yellow

The Simpsons always look…odd…when drawn as normal “flesh” people. Here’s an odd image from a Simpsons Halloween comic: http://stayforthecredits.tumblr.com/post/120592868/eft-eagle4-bizarro-simpsons-via. The plot in short: Professor Frink invented a “bizarro” type ray that made fleshy, normal duplicates of the Simpsons. In an odd twist, Homer’s duplicate was Superman. Anyway, you can see Jimbo in the bottom right of said image.

Just wondering; the fellow in the longshoreman’s cap with the skull on his shirt; did the animators put that skull on his shirt in as an homage to the Punisher (Mack Bolan/the Shadow derivative, not Galactus’ servant) or the Phantom?

Actually, the Mars Attacks 3 and the Godzilla images are reversed still.

But I notice in that Simpsons cel, the one with the skull shirt doesn’t have the skull there. I assume it’s because it’s hard to show with the fists in front of it, but that’s interesting.

Aw, Good Ol’ me! Yay!

Actually, the Mars Attacks 3 and the Godzilla images are reversed still.

Oops, thanks!

“We’ll stick that broom where the moon don’t shine!”

That is possibly the most chilling and inappropriate threat that I have ever read in a mainstream comic. How did Peter David NOT look at the line after he’d written it and think, “Hmm. That is the most chilling and inappropriate threat that I have ever written into a mainstream comic. Maybe I should change it.”

I mean, seriously. . . .

Adam, I don’t know what you mean about Homer’s duplicate being Superman. That’s not Homer there, he’s Comic Book Guy (which should be obvious not just for his looks, but for his dialogue), and he’s merely wearing a Superman t-shirt.

Unless you’re talking about something seen in other panels in that comic, which I don’t have, so I can’t say.

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