Fun “Real” References/Ads in Comics

It’s not quite “breaking the fourth wall”, but it’s surprising and fun to see something from real life referenced in a comic you’re reading.

I’ve found a few examples of these and would love to see panels that other fans have found in their adventures.

Dr. Pepper “advertisement” in The Untold Legend of The Batman #2

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“Wakanda forever.”
A reference to Marvel’s Black Panther movie

Deathstroke Arkham (Rebirth) #36

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that was Suskinds call, they owned the movie rights and unless specifically named in the contract as a “no-go” they could.

And there was plenty of product placement in those movie. (Was it a bottle of J&B? If so I’m sure they paid good money for that placement.)

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In BvS alfred says [looking at an empty wine bottle] “I hope the next generation of Waynes won’t inherit an empty wine cellar. Not that there’s likely to be a next generation…”
In the TDKR he says it as well, i caught this the second time i read it after watching the movie.

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A reference to the CW show, Supernatural

Batman The New 52 #18

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Interesting crossover between comic and 2 different movies. Great catch @LEXC0RP! Thank you for sharing!

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Nod to Han Solo in Star Wars

Batman and Robin #35

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Good one, @dogwelder9! Love it!

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Also this:

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I love these kinds of threads! Makes rereads feel like a scavenger hunt.

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I love these kinds of threads! Makes rereads feel like a scavenger hunt.

Thank you, @CynicalPink! I feel the same way! I love finding and adding them to the thread. Hopefully it will make comic reading even more fun in the community when everyone is keeping an eye out for these!

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Denny’s reference in Batman hush

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Good eye, @Thebatman.7002! Bonus for taking a picture of the actual book!

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So Denny’s is at Adams St. A classic DC (and especially Batman) pun.

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References to The Addams Family and The Munsters

Birds of Prey: Wolves #1

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Swamp Thing comics

The Hellblazer #9

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Such a cool thread! I’ll keep an eye out

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Such a cool thread! I’ll keep an eye out

Thank you so much, @biff_pow!

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Good one, @Wilson!

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