Jun 22, 2010

Easter Eggs in Comics: Top 10 #1

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In Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon's Top 10 for America's Best Comics (ABC), one police precinct keeps the peace in a town full of superpowered beings.

 As you can tell, this makes for a lot of inside jokes and gags, and is therefore a prime spot for me to go Easter Egg Hunting every now and then.

For example, this is the first panel in the first issue of Top 10.

Check out the ads!

"Time for a change of outfit? Stop in at the PHONE BOOTH!" plays off of the conventional trope in which Superman used to change in a phone booth.

"1 Million Cured! Logan's DNA Dietary Supplement! With Extra Adamantium!" references Wolverine's healing factor.

"Hold it! Better call ACTION Insurance!" comes complete with a drawing of a Superman-type figure carrying a car, just like Superman did in Action Comics #1.

Pretty cool, huh? And that's just the first panel of the first issue!

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Steve said...

An excellent comic for folks who are only starting to get into the medium. All the easter eggs pushes you to look behind the obvious lines!

Duy Tano said...

Yep! I find that Top 10 is the most surefire comic book when it comes to people who've never read comics.

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