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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Comic Book Cover Easter Eggs!

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, all the easter eggs are from comic book covers!


First up, the first of two covers that Aaron Poehler featured at his site a few years back.

Here is Bill Willingham’s cover to Elementals #7, featuring cameos from a ton of comic characters, including the Phantom, Calvin and Hobbes, Superman and much, much more!


(Click on the cover to enlarge)

Next, based on a suggestion from Rob S., we have Nexus #14, where Steve Rude has hidden Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk on the cover of the issue…


Finally, the second of two covers from Aaron Poehler, we have Darick Robertson’s The Boys #7, where Robertson has hid a reference to the classic Monty Python “Bicycle Repairman” sketch on the cover of one of the issues in the background. Can you find it?


(Click on the cover to enlarge)

Thanks to Rob and Aaron! If YOU have a suggestion for a future edition of comic book easter eggs, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!


Quite a mix on that Elementals cover, I spy, Snarf from Larry Elmore’s Snarfquest, Gumby, Prince Valiant in a suit and tie, Jan from Space Ghost, Casper, Cerebus.

I’m pretty sure that’s Doc Savage standing behind the Phantom, too. And the lion- Aslan?

Isn’t that Jace next to Jan?

Hmmm. Curious if Bill Watterson approved Calvin & Hobbes on that cover. My understanding is that he was pretty opposed to C&H being commercialized in any way. If he did approve it, good for him.

Is that Hal Jordan or the Lone Ranger in the Elementals cover? I don’t think I see Superman in that crowd.

I don’t think I see Superman in that crowd.

They hid him behind the spine of the book and the Comico logo.

Ah! I thought maybe you were talking about the guy in the trenchcoat, but that seemed like a stretch. Who’s trenchcoat supposed to be? And is Chesty Larue on the left supposed to be Red Sonja?

Now I see Superman; thanks!

I could swear the guy in the red shirt is Robin….

And on the Nexus cover, the figure in the middle, under the red guy’s leg, reminds me of Greedo from Star Wars.

instantly spotted Valaria from Warp and isn’t that Dominic Fortune?

@joshschr, it is not Red Sonja, it is Roxanna :)

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