If you liked DC’s exploding Batman F-bomb, prepare to be dazzled. Two more comic artists have slipped a vulgar Easter egg into their work, and the Marvel one made it to print. The DC one is rather tame: somebody slipped a hidden “STFU” into the preview of the JLA #50 cover. The preview version and published cover are in the gallery below.
My personal favorite, however, is the Marvel comic pictured to the right, discovered by AFC. It’s from New Mutants #17 written by Zeb Wells. AFC noticed the characters were talking in some other language for a few panels, then realized the language was just a substitution cipher that could easily be cracked with frequency analysis:
In a panel where Magik first meets up with her one of her horde commanders, this exchange takes place: See that guy’s balls? Yeah…they were weird. As she returns to Cannonball, she addresses him with this one: Hey, d*ck-breath. While valiantly riding off on her armored steed, she exclaims: Pork Chop! Right before Witchfire is dragged out, Cypher can be seen walking Illyana’s three little red limbopuppies and he says: F**k nuts! [AFC]
Hell yes. THAT’S how you sneak swear words into a comic. Now if you’ll excuse me, I must ride my armored steed to the nearest comics emporium. Pork chop!