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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Sif Meets the Kids from South Park

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In this feature, I share 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!).

Today we look at a variety of easter eggs, including Sif meeting the kids from South Park!

Enjoy!

First off, based on a suggestion from reader Charlie Esser, we take a look at Journey Into Mystery #650, where artist Valerio Schiti drew the kids from South Park…

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enjoying some fun in the snow with Sif and the children of Volstagg…

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Next, from Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #3, artist Brandon Peterson drew a WHOLE pile of easter eggs in this one scene….

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Can you name all of the items in the background?

Finally, reader Kevin K. pointed out this Terry Austin Popeye easter egg (a Popeye easter egg I missed in our past edition of Terry Austin Popeye easter eggs) from New Teen Titans/Uncanny X-Men #1, penciled by Walter Simonson and inked by Terry Austin (Popeye is walking into the panel from the left side)…

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Awesome suggestions, guys!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future edition, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com

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Bobba Fett’s helmet, Alan Scott’s Lantern, R2D2, a Yellow Kid doll, Hellraiser’s damned cube, Darth Vader’s mask, a few scrolls, and at few five other items that I fail to recognize (a couple of masks, a ramhead staff, a bucket with a lantern outline logo, a glass dome protecting some small item, an Easter Island idol that I thought for a moment might be Martian Manhunter’s Diabolu’s Idol-Head but in fact looks nothing like it).

Bat Signal, Easter Island head… a delek, I think…

(dalek) typo…

Ethan Shuster

May 29, 2013 at 5:43 am

That wooden mask to the front right of Vader’s is “The Mask” from the Jim Carrey movie (I don’t know if the comic one looks the same).

Cheated to google it, but the staff is Skeletor’s.

The small item under glass looks like a GL ring. Is the item behind that supposed to be the Anti-Monitor’s head?

That’s either the Anti-Monitor’s head or a Xenomorph head from “Aliens”.

And I know those are probably scrolls right behind him, but I’d like to imagine that it’s Storm Shadow’s backpack.

looks like a doll under the glass – -maybe Victor Fries’ ballerina?

Is that one of Green Arrow or Hawkeye’s gimmick arrows sticking up behind the chest?

And, that’s definitely a GL ring under the glass.

The container with the opened lid that has what appears to be an hourglass on it says “Python Pr-” (cut off)

I tried seeing if I could search for something but kept getting flooded by Python software links. Anyone have a guess?

On the far right is maybe Magadelena’s spear. That ram’s head staff thing on the left is eerily familiar – maybe something from a video game? That shoots out of something? Looks like Hawkman’s mace next to the case with the GL ring. Plus, courtesy of http://www.cenobite.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=922&pid=19082&mode=threaded&start=, the box is a Lament Configuration from Hellraiser (whatever that is).

Travis Pelkie

May 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Basara, my guess on the Python Pr(oductions?) thing is a Monty Python reference, but I don’t know what.

The one thing looks to be a Yellow Kid doll — maybe a Weeble (which of course wobbles, but doesn’t fall down.)

That’s the Grail spotlight used to lure Galahad to the Castle Anthrax in Monty Pythin & the Holy Grail.

The Easter Island head was to logo for Legend Comics, an imprint of Dark Horse formed by Frank Miller and John Byrne.

Isn’t that Jeanie’s Bottle too?

The ram’s head staff is Skeletor’s from He-Man

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