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Comic Book Easter Eggs – iZombie Brain Recipe Puns

In this feature, I share with you comic book related “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!).

On the CW show, iZombie, based on the Chris Roberson and Mike Allred comic book series by the same name, the main character, Olivia “Liv” Moore (who happens to be a zombie), eats a different murdered person’s brain every week. She then gets visions of their life and helps solve their murder. She also takes on their strongest personality traits. Brains, as you might imagine, do not taste that good, so Liv prepares them differently each week to mask their taste.

Well, in Season 2 especially (but I bet even in Season 1, to some extent), the brain recipes she uses tie into the person whose brain she is eating, in funny, often pun-driven ways.

Of the 17 episodes so far, I’m sure every one of them has SOME pun connected to the brains, but some of them are fairly light in the pun department (like for the episode where she eats a frat bro’s brain, she prepares it in nachos) and some of them I just don’t understand (I can’t piece together how a brain omelet ties in to a basketball coach). Here, then, are eight ones that I liked and that I know for sure were intended as puns…
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Classic TV Character Cameos in Comic Books!

In this feature, I share with you 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 take a look at some classic TV characters making cameos in the pages of some comic books!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – More Avengers Easter Eggs

In this feature, I share with you 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, in our second Avengers edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs (here is the first), we look at more hidden references and in-jokes by Avengers writers and artists…
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Realistic Versions of Saturday Morning Cartoons!

In this feature, I share with you 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 bunch of Saturday morning cartoon characters making cameos in comics in more “realistic” versions, most notably by John Byrne in a special issue of Sensational She-Hulk!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Special Star Wars Day Collection of Star Wars Easter Eggs!

In this feature, I share with you 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, in honor of Star Wars Day, I figured I’d collect all of our past Star Wars editions of Comic Book Easter Eggs into one massive post!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Daredevil Easter Eggs!

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, in honor of his new Netflix series, we take a look at some Daredevil easter eggs. Mostly comic book ones, but I’ll include Stan Lee’s cameo from the TV series!

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Chris Claremont Meets the X-Men!

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 appearances by famed X-Men writer Chris Claremont in issues of X-Men (or issues of other titles featuring the X-Men)!

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – A Collection of Chew Easter Eggs!

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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!).

A number of you over the years have asked me to feature easter eggs from John Layman and Rob Guillory’s excellent series, Chew. Guillory, in particular, LOVES to do easter eggs. So here are fourteen examples of Chew Easter Eggs. These are far, far, FAR from all of the easter eggs in the pages of Chew, but I figured I had to draw the line somewhere, and that line was fourteen.

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Stan Lee Marvel COMIC BOOK 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!).

Stan Lee is famous for making cameos in nearly every Marvel film release. Today, though, we take a look at his COMIC BOOK cameos! Note that I’m specifically not counting stories that revolved around Lee (like the various “Behind the Scenes” stories that Marvel would include in their comics during the 1960s), stories that Lee served as the “host” of the issue (like all of Marvel’s #-1 issues) or stories that revolved around Marvel characters visiting the offices of Marvel Comics (I recently spotlighted a few of those stories here – although since two of those stories didn’t really revolve around their visit to Marvel’s offices, I’m counting them here). I just mean stories where Lee makes a quick appearance in a story otherwise not about him, just like what he does in the Marvel films.
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Breaking Bad Easter Eggs!

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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 take a look at some Breaking Bad easter eggs!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – These ARE the Easter Eggs You’re Looking For! More Star Wars Easter Eggs!

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 take a look at some more Star Wars easter eggs!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – ALF, Hawkman and Dirty Harry Meet the X-Men!

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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 take a look at some X-Men easter eggs, including cameos from Dirty Harry, ALF, Hawkman and…John Ostrander, Jerry Bingham and Suzanne Gaffney?!?
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – The Cast of the Big Bang Theory Visits Superior Spider-Man

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 take a look at the cast of the Big Bang Theory visiting the pages of Superior Spider-Man, Apocalypse and Lex Luthor having a secret team-up and Edward from the League of Gentlemen gets killed in Transmetropolitan…
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – Is That Rocket Raccoon’s Dead Body On That Wall?

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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 take a look at Rocket Raccoon seemingly meeting his maker in Incredible Hulk, Cassy Heck showing up in a DC Comic book and the creative team of Blue Beetle taking a tour of Chicago!
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – National Lampoon’s…IRON MAN Vacation?!

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 take a look at the Griswolds visiting the pages of Iron Man, Tony Millionaire’s Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby ending up in some hot water in My Greatest Adventure and Marvel promoting U.S. 1 in the pasges of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
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