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Comic Book Easter Eggs – May the Force Be With You! Star Wars 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 Star Wars characters! Including the recent awesome Infinity #1 cameos!

In the past, I’ve had two separate editions where I’ve featured Easter Eggs FROM Star Wars Comics. Here is the first and here is the second. Now I’m looking at cameos from Star Wars characters in OTHER comic books. Do note that I freely acknowledge that there are more examples of Star Wars cameos than just what I am featuring here. If you have a suggestion for a cameo that I didn’t mention here, just e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com and I’ll feature them in a future edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs.

One of the most suggested Easter Egg I’ve had is this bit by Jim Starlin in Dreadstar #12, where four of Dreadstar’s rebel comrades (Willow, Oedi, Syzygy and Skeevo) decide to use a spell to disguise themselves so as to avoid detection. Their choice of disguise is quite humorous…

This one was suggested by Darren R. (who also supplied the scan I’m using), Nick Marino and Lee S.

Next we take a look at Jonathan Hickman, Jimmy Cheung and Mark Morales’ recent Infinity #1, which featured first Luke Skywalker on Galador…

and then Darth Vader with Thanos’ men…

Finally, as suggested by Brannigan C., we have Punisher #17, where Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson have Wolverine and the Punisher besieged by an army of little people (I’ll be addressing Punisher #16-17 at some other point in another column). Mixed among the little people is an Ewok…

Here are two details of the Ewok in the first panel…

and the second…

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

12 Comments

Captain Haddock

August 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

I actually thought that redhead with Luke in infinity was Mara Jade

Sure, very well could be. Since I wasn’t positive, though, I didn’t want to throw it in there. But you are likely correct.

Someone should do an edit of those ewoks with Frankface.

I don’t see Darth Vader with Thanos’ men, but I certainly see Tom Hardy’s Bane.

How can you not see Vader? That’s exactly what Vader looks like with his mask off, whereas it’s NOT what Bane looks like.

That could be Darth Malgus with Thanos. He’s mostly a video game character who looks almost identical to Vader minus the full helmet. Malgus just has the breathing mask. People get them mixed up all the time. Especially people who aren’t Star Wars fanatics and don’t know Malgus exists.

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/c/c1/Darth_Malgus_%28Deceived_Cover%29.jpg

Is this an “easter egg” or a baby step toward a crossover between the Star Wars and Marvel universes? Could Thanos be a Sith Lord or aligned with the Emperor in some way?

I dunno if their first step toward a crossover would be to kill off Luke Skywalker. ;)

@Brian:

If DC owned it, it sure would be the first step.

With Marvel, it’s only 80% sure.

Take another look. Also to be found among Thanos’ men is Wat Tambor from Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

LouReedRichards

August 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

Cool, yeah I was wondering if that’s who that was. I couldn’t remember his name.

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