Just to show you folks that I don't hate him, today's Easter Eggs come from John Byrne!
In Fantastic Four #276, Reed and Sue Richards, posing as Reed and Sue Benjamin, throw a housewarming party, with more than a few familiar guests.
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So all of these folks are from various comic strips! Let's check 'em out.
The most recognizable one is arguably Blondie from, well, Blondie, by Chic Young:
While the least recognizable one is her husband, Dagwood. This is a particularly tough task for Byrne, since there isn't really a way to do Dagwood "realistically" without losing what makes him Dagwood, but he comes close.
Also from Blondie is their neighbor, Herb Woodley:
Also present are Bill Hoest's Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn, from The Lockhorns. Loretta's nose and Leroy's balding head are the dead giveaways.
At the door are Hyram and Lois Fieldstone, obvious tributes to Hiram and Lois Flagston of Mort Walker's Hi and Lois.
On the couch are Joe and Ann Palooka, from Joe Palooka:
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And they're talking to Chester Gould's Dick Tracy:
Then there's a character from Frank King's Gasoline Alley. I would have assumed that this was Uncle Walt (middle), but on his site, Byrne says it's Skeezix (right). I suppose you could infer that they'd look similar when they get to be that age.
The ones that jumped out to me are the last two. Here's Jiggs, the main character from George McManus' Bringing Up Father:
And from Hank Ketcham's Dennis the Menace, here's Denace's dad, Henry Mitchell: