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Comic Book Easter Eggs – The Truth is Out There! X-Files Cameos!

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 is a special theme edition. All cameos by Mulder and Scully from the X-Files!

First up, as suggested by reader Chris M., we have this bit from 1999’s X-Men: Children of the Atom #1 by Joe Casey, Steve Rude and Andrew Pepoy….

Next, as suggested by reader Andrew, we have this from 1998’s Crimson #2 by Brian Augustyn, Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope…

Crimson #2 has a lot of cool cameos in it. I’ve featured one in the past and I’m sure I’ll feature more in the future!

Finally, from 1996’s Backlash #24 by Sean Ruffner, Brett Booth, Juvaun Kirby and John Tighe, we have a pretty obvious cameo…there’s even a giant X in the background!!!

Okay, that’s it for this week! Thanks for the suggestions, folks! If anyone else has any suggestions for future editions of Comic Book Easter Eggs, please drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com



August 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

I loved Children of the Atom when it came out, should read it again soon.

I was always convinced it was Mulder and Scully that was trying to bust The Enforcers in Ultimate Spider-Man vol. 1 #9 (page 8).

Good grief, Mulder and Scully were everywhere in the 90’s. They even popped up in the third volume of the Lupin the 3rd Y manga by Monkey Punch and Masatsuki Yamakami. Actually that cameo wasn’t too surprising since the Lupin franchise has never let trademark infringement get in the way of telling a story.

Was always curious–in HITMAN, did McCrea’s Kathryn ever remind anyone else of Scully? Not accusing him of swiping or anything negative, but I immediately thought of her when I first saw her.

I like the first two, but stuff like the third one, deliberately underlining it so that nobody could possibly miss it, always annoys me. It seems to go against the point of doing an easter egg at all.

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