15 Literary Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

Everyone agrees that books suck, and reading them is torment, akin to dragging the razor thin edges of their very pages across your cornea. We look to our torturers, the authors, to give a respite from the agony; a brief window of peace to distract us from the pain is all we dare ask the literary captors. Enter: the Easter Egg.

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Harrison Ford's influence knows no time or space. LEGENDS STAR WARS THE PARADISESSNARE THE HAN SO10 TRILOYO BOOK-I A. C. CRISPIN In volume one of the 1997 Han Solo trilogy, The Paradise Snare, it's revealed that Han uses the alias Jenos Idanian in the events prior to A New

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Spider-Man and his itsy-bitsy friends. MARVEC AMAZING SPIDERMAY ORACKEDCGE Comic artist Todd McFarlane would hide spiders on the cover of his Amazing Spider-Man issues, beginning at #303, woven into the fabric of the illustration. If you're having trouble seeing all the sneaky arachnids, just look at the number next to

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Tolkien in another language. IMSAMAMTIXMOYEIDMMASAMSRM The Fellowship of the Ring BEENO THEE PIRS'T PART oF THE LORD OF THE RINGS CRACKED RY COM The Lord Of The Rings books were just an excuse for linguist J.R.R. Tolkien to flex his fantastical language crafting, and he took every opportunity to decorate

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An alternate reality reveals a real identity. SiATIONS STFAEA THHE HEXT EEFaT SQUARED PETER DAVID CRACKEDcO CONE In the Star Trek: The Next Generation novel Q-Squared, several alternate realities are created, resulting in splintered timeline tracks. In one such track, Track A, the bartender in the Enterprise's Ten-Forward Lounge is

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Bunnies hidden in plain sight. PLAYBOY ENTERTAINMENTFOR HENE A NASTY TODAY'S SPECIAL INTERVIEW THE WITH GIRLS OF HOWARD HOOTERS STERN NOOTERT THE RUSSIAN CRACKED CON It may be hard to concentrate on anything as oob-adjacent as this, but if you look closely at the cover of any Playboy publication you'll find a

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Pennywise the clown keeps popping up. STEPHEN KING THE TOMMY- KNOCKERS CRACKED COM HIS LATEST DESTSELLER All of Stephen King's books are connected in some way, featuring evil forces from the Macroverse that terrorize an, admittedly, geographically small portion of our realm. The creature from IT, Pennywise, is described in Tommyknockersa as

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Hints proceeding unfortunate events. A series of unfortunate Events SnICKe! tebtan Loacke HPE Te the wide Window In Lemony Snicket's 13 part series of children's novels, A Series of Unfortunate Events, there are full-page illustrations at the end of each book that contain clues to the next installment. For

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A minor character in Harry Potter is a tribute to a real fan. Harly Potter AND GOBLET THe FIRE OF In 1999 when she was still a hero to children everywhere, J.K. Rowling received a communication about a fan with Leukemia named Natalie. Rowling responded with the future storylines

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Is there a doctor in the house? LOOK UP IN THE SKVE Hor ins Lar CRACKED COM During the events of Superman and the Legion of -Heroes, alien races on 31st century Earth are being detained; one panel depicts a group of aliens being ushered into a police vehicle, in

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What you'll find in the Looking Glass. A boat, beneath a sunny sky Lingering Children yet. the tale to hear. onward dreamity Eager In an evening of July eve and willing ear. Lovingty shal nestle near Children three thal eelle near: Eager In Wondertand they tie eye and wRing ear. Pleased Dreaming

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The Justice League needs macho, macho men. OOOOH.I'M >HAW'E WHATEVER SHAKIN! AIN'T IT PAST YOU'RE SELLIN' YOUR BEDTIME, I AIN'Te GRAMPAZ WHAT DOES THE uu STAND FOR? SENILE2 CRACKED COM In issue two of the 1996 comic miniseries Kingdom Come, Superman crashes a club packed to the brim with villains to

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The author writes a love note in her own book. MARGARET ATWOOD THE HANDMAID'S TALE In the novel The Handmaid's Tale, there's not a lot of non-sanctioned love going on in dystopian New England, which makes the appearance of M. loves G. 1972 carved into a desk that much

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Tips from a murderer. owww! THANIS 1O TRAVIS CF LEE CLEVELAND.OHIO ALWAYS TAKE CARE THAT USING HOUSEHOLD WAY I HIt TCALS THOUGHE OTH-ERWISE You COULD THE NAIL HURT YOURSELF ANDOTHERS/ NOTT MY FINGERS! GEE. THANKS FOR THE TIP! TY IEMLEIDF ORACKED CO In the 1960's, a lot of DC comics included

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