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July 27, 2011

Comic Book Easter Eggs #2 Kaboom

Filed under: Comic Book Easter Eggs — Doorman @ 10:07 am

With any medium, the more you know about it, the more you can appreciate it. Naturally, the same is true of comic books and now that fans who grew up reading comics are working in the industry, we’re treated to more in-jokes and nods more than ever. Here’s a look at another, cool Comic Book ‘Easter Egg’!

Marvel’s X-Factor title underwent a lot of changes. Initially it featured the original five X-Men reunited again. Then, beginning with issue #71, it followed a government-sponsored team of mutants. That concept evolved into Howard Mackie’s paranoia-infused run, some of which featured excellent artwork by Jeff Matsuda. One such issue was #132 (cover date: March 1997). Matsuda slipped a little plug for his upcoming creator-owned series, Kaboom. It launched mere months later with a cover date of September 1997.

X-Factor #132 with Kaboom plug

On Ebay: X-Factor | Kaboom
On AtomicAvenue: X-Factor | Kaboom

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