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Comic Book Easter Eggs – “Where’s Waldo?” Why, He’s In a Bunch of Different Comic Books!

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 easter eggs involving Waldo (of Where’s Waldo? fame) hidden in comic books.

We begin with a few appearances of Waldo that I’ve featured before in earlier editions of Comic Book Easter Eggs.

First, in Hulk: Future Imperfect #1 (suggested by Jeff Ryan), George Perez hid Waldo, of Where’s Waldo? fame, somewhere in this double-page spread. See if you can find him!

(click on the image to enlarge, naturally – I scanned it in BIG so you could see it easily)

Next, reader João astutely picked up on Waldo being hidden in the last page of 2013′s Gambit #8 by Clay Mann…

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See if you can spot him!

As a quick aside, I also did a Movie Legends Revealed on Waldo being hidden in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Plus, check out a Children’s Literature Legends Revealed about the uproar over an exposed female breast in one of the Where’s Waldo? books!

On to the new ones!

In Promethea #11, J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray hid Waldo in a crowd scene…

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And in Darkwing Duck #8 (among many other easter eggs I’ll likely feature in the future), writer Ian Brill and artist James Silvani hid a Darkwing Duck version of Waldo in the issue…

Finally, on the cover of Simpsons Comics #49, Waldo is hidden on the cover in a Where’s Waldo homage piece…

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If YOU have a suggestion for a future edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com

8 Comments

Is it wrong that I am more interested in how many naked women are pictured in the Hulk: Future Imperfect picture?

I never thought I’d have a reason to re read Future Imperfect. Maybe I still don’t…

Not a comic book, but Waldo was actually inserted into an episode of the Simpsons as well. It was the one where the meteor was going to hit Springfield and everyone is jammed into Flanders’ bunker–you can see Waldo for a brief second.

Re: Simpsons.

He’s just not trying anymore.

It’s really no wonder George Perez is blind in one eye now.

Yes, Darkwing Duck is full of Easter Eggs. You could fill this column for weeks, especially in the multi-reality Darkwing story.

Looks like Alfred E Neuman in bottom right of the Hulk: Future Imperfect page.

Doctor Aquaman: It’s no secret that George always loved drawing naked women…..I still have the scars from the “Sachs and Violens” miniseries…Ye Gods….(naked womens is good, just not all of the bondage stuff….and the kiddie pron….etc…..)

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