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This page lists {{Shout Out}}s seen in comic books.

Many, many comics' covers count as {{homage shot}}s, so, without further ado, [[http://www.comicvine.com/homage-covers/12-43734/all-images/108-219464/ take a look at this archive for reference.]]
Works with their own pages:
* ShoutOut/AfterlifeWithArchie
* ShoutOut/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF
* ShoutOut/AtomicRobo
* ShoutOut/{{Beetlejuice}}
* ShoutOut/BigNate
* ShoutOut/CalvinAndHobbes
* ShoutOut/{{Justice}}
* ShoutOut/KingdomCome
* ShoutOut/MegaManArchieComics
* ShoutOut/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW
* ShoutOut/PaperinikNewAdventures
* ShoutOut/{{Peanuts}}
* ShoutOut/ScottPilgrim
* ShoutOut/TheSmurfs
* ShoutOut/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog
* ShoutOut/{{Supergirl}}
* ShoutOut/{{Superman}}
** ShoutOut/SupermanBrainiac
** ShoutOut/TheDeathOfSuperman
** ShoutOut/KryptoniteNevermore
** ShoutOut/SupermanFamilyAdventures
** ShoutOut/WarWorld
* ShoutOut/TheWalkingDead
* ShoutOut/YoungAvengers

! Comic books

* When Araña was first being fitted for costumes in ''Amazing Fantasy'', several of her potential outfits resembled those of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Franchise/SailorMoon, [[Franchise/TheMatrix Trinity]], and [[Film/KillBill The Bride]].
* There's a lovely and rather subtle one in issue 16 of Creator/GrantMorrison's "Comicbook/AnimalMan", where "quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" ("{{Who Watches The|Watchmen}} Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}?", in Latin) is graffiti-ed on a toilet wall.
** That couldn't be [[{{Pun}} moore juvenal]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Arawn's collection of enemy skulls seems to include a Franchise/{{Predator}}. Which is [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted hilariously ironic when you think about it]].
* The Dec. 18, 2008 edition of ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' had a shout out to, of all things, Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon. Josh himself explains the reference [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1827 here]].
* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'':
** In ''Asterix in Belgium,'' two characters from Franchise/{{Tintin}} appear as cameos - ThoseTwoGuys who report on events, with one of them always mangling whatever the other says.
** The Pirates are a ShoutOut to a comic that originally appeared in the same magazine as Asterix. That comic is now only remembered because of Asterix.
** ''Asterix and Cleopatra'' is mostly based on the movie ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}''. The English translation adds in a bunch of references to ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' - a parody film that used the same props, sets and costumes as ''Cleopatra'' but was far more recognisable and profitable in Britain than the original. For instance, Cleo's first line in the comic is "That's an infamous remark, O Caesar!" referencing Caesar's famous line from ''Carry On Cleo'' - "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"
** In ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'' the EvilChancellor is a cousin of Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}}, and wants [[CatchPhrase to be Rajah instead of the Rajah]].
** Roman Agent Doubleosix in ''Asterix and the Black Gold'' is a parody of Franchise/JamesBond, and drawn as a caricature of Creator/SeanConnery.
** ''Asterix and the Fallen Sky'' is basically one long ShoutOut to American and Japanese comics, with the good aliens being {{Toon}}s and {{Superhero}}es, and the bad alien being HumongousMecha.
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is loaded with these, many of which are very subtle.
** Astro City as a locale is one big Shout Out to the comic book industry; almost all the streets, neighborhoods and locations are named for notable creators, and with the massive [[Creator/JackKirby Mount Kirby]] as the most prominent landmark.
** Julius Furst of the First Family is based on Creator/DCComics' creator Julius Schwartz.
** A race of shape-shifting aliens is named the Enelsians, after Magazine/{{MAD}} magazine writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nelson_Bridwell E. Nelson Bridwell.]]
* ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', Vol 5, #15: "This some kind of [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter green eco]] thing, isn't it?"
** [[SuperpowerLottery Jenny]] is in no mood for jokes, which she lets others know in no uncertain terms: "[[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} The comedian is dead!]]"
* In ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'', Hank Pym has almost become a walking shout-out to the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fandom. Multiple identities, personalities, and costumes over the years? Check. Female sidekick? Yep, Jocasta fits that right there. Heck he even has a do anything tool, i.e. Sonic Screwdriver, thanks to the use of a smart chip and Pym Particles to store multiple tools in one tiny thing. His base is even so similar to a TARDIS that Amadeus Cho calls him on it.
** ''Comicbook/AvengersAssemble'' introduces the football-based British superheroine Magic Boots Mel, who is basically [[Film/BendItLikeBeckham Jess Bharma]] with "Billy's Boots" from the ''Roy of the Rovers'' strip of the same name.
** An issue of ''Comicbook/AvengersAssemble'' also reveals that Spider-Girl's (Anya Corazon) ringtone is the theme song for ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* ''Comicbook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'' features several of these, to [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Marvel]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} DC]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes WB]] characters, and basically anything that the creators thought funny, especially in the second issue which took place in a mall.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader'' has [[spoiler:Martha Wayne]] saying [[ComicBook/TheSandman "I don't think death is a person..."]]
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** ComicBook/TheJoker's first appearance has civilians dismissing his threats over radio as a hoax, much like the 1938 ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast, mentioning it in all but name.
** The 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series was generally held in disfavor by Batman's comic book creators, but prolific Batman writer Chuck Dixon was a fan of the show, and snuck in some tributes here and there. Most notably in a two-parter featuring pirate-themed villain Cap'n Fear, which was structured much like a two-parter for the show, and began "in the shadow of the [[PunnyName Westward Bridge]]."
** In the one-shot ''Vengeance of Bane'', the titular villain ambushes four mooks that resemble the four actors within Film/TheThreeStooges. [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/07/24/comic-book-easter-eggs-the-three-stooges-meet-batman-and-more/ This wasn't the only appearance of the Stooges in comics.]]
** In ''[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman Incorporated]]'' Vol 2 #3, the bar owner Small Fry and his henchman Bully are modelled on ''Comicbook/TheDandy'' characters "Bully Beef and Chips" (Chips = Fries).
** In ''[[Comicbook/Batgirl2011 Batgirl]]'' # 41, we see humanized versions of [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Garnet, Pearl, and Sapphire]] [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/f64239c0a274775f296ee883cebd8a09/tumblr_np14xvWnbq1qk24apo1_500.jpg as background]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/ae3178c6d9a5c9790dfbc31bd4381cdc/tumblr_nresc2THlX1uzxc2to1_1280.jpg characters]].
** In ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobinEternal'' #41, the Red Hood can [[http://i.imgur.com/O4a3zu8.png be seen taking shots]] at an [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls older Dipper and Mabel Pines]] during a fight scene.
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'':
** In Issue #25 [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] flies the Beetle around Bludhaven with Oracle and recreates several of Nite Owl's scenes from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' in the process. For bonus points Nite Owl was originally supposed to be Ted Kord.
* It might be a coincidence, but the Sunday, Feb. 21 2010 "Bizarro" comic was [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} a German Shephard reading ink blots]] [[spoiler: (he saw "Bad Dog" in all of them)]].
* In the Marvel comic ''Blaze of Glory: The Last Ride'' (essentially a "whatever happened to...?" focusing on Marvel's Wild West characters, specifically Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, Outlaw Kid, Gunhawk, and others) a young boy excitedly rattling off the names of his dime-novel heroes mentions the name "Jeb Kent" - a character from the '''DC''' series ''The Kents'' (written by the same author).
** Oh, and the large number of characters with "Kid" in their nickname is humorously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d within that issue; someone runs into the bar where they are drinking and calls out "Hey, Kid!" and they all turn and say, "Yeah?"
* The Female's origin in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' involves falling into a big canister of synthesized Compound V. The name of the person in charge of the project? Doctor [[Comicbook/{{Asterix}} Uderzo]].
* In the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy: Season 8]]'' comics, a scene taking place in London features a small panel showing a [[PaletteSwap palette-swapped]] Series/{{Doctor|Who}} and Rose standing in front of a red TARDIS.[[note]]The TARDIS is itself based on a police call box, which in some locations actually ''were'' red.[[/note]]
* In ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica/Thor - The Mighty, Fighting Avengers'', both Thor and Cap wind up in Camelot to discover Loki pretending to be Merlin. How does Loki explain away the change in appearance and demeanor to King Arthur?
-->'''Arthur:''' And you, Merlin... You seem now to have completely recovered from your... What did you call it...?
-->'''Loki:''' My [[Series/DoctorWho Regeneration]], sire.
** Made funnier by a comment in the new series that River Song hates wizards in stories because they always turn out to be him. (And indeed, the old series confirmed that he was indeed Merlin.)
* ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' has the Gauls portrayed as Asterix and Obelix. Once they win a battle, they even mention how they're going to go to their own comic.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'', the authors have an afterword where they list the many references such as:
** [[LampshadeHanging As pointed out in the first issue,]] the title of the series is a reference to the song "Circle" by Music/HarryChapin.
** Paulie is a huge fan of Music/TheBeatles and even occasionally quotes them.
** Paulie quotes {{ComicStrip/Pogo}} when he says "Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent."
* ''Dandridge:'' "Return of the Chap" has a pair of ghosts in a museum named after the hosts of a popular ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' {{podcast}}.
* ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'':
** TheHero's murdered friends are named [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Hughie, Louie and Dewie]].
** Issue #2 a homeless vagrant looking like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson while holding a Springfield sign]] can be [[FunnyBackgroundEvent seen in the background]].
** A Jewish vampire shrugging off a cross is similar to a scene in ''Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers'' where a vampirized Shagal laughs at a woman pointing a cross to him. "Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire!"
** While visiting a underground monster city beneath New York, the main protagonist comments feeling like he wandered into the filming set of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Its rather appropriate he made this reference since the movie was still new by the time that comic was published.
* ''ComicBook/TheCrow'': According to the Special Edition, Eric was named after Erik from ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', and Shelly was named after [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Mary Shelley]].
* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' v3 #10, Daredevil demands to know what The Moleman plans to do with a body he has stolen - asking if he has discovered a "Resurrection Bath" in his underground kingdom, a rather obvious nod to the Lazarus Pits of Franchise/{{Batman}} fame.
** [[http://source.superherostuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Born-Again-Final-Page.gif The final page]] from ''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'' bears more than a passing resemblance to the cover of the Music/BobDylan album [[http://i58.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1124/dd/8f865b991f487688da3f2da99ef780dd.jpg "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"]].
* A porn star character named Hot Gates rates a mention and later an appearance in Creator/FrankMiller's [[ComicBooks Graphic Novel]] ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and its sequel ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''. The Hot Gates -- translated from the Greek ''Thermopylae'' -- is the principal location for ''Film/The300Spartans'', which inspired Miller's graphic novel ''Comicbook/ThreeHundred'', written inbetween the two others.
* The Hellfire Club segment of ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' is a WholePlotReference to ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone". Because of this Jason Wyndgarde's name is a ShoutOut to Peter Wyndgarde (who played both the equivalent character in the original and ''Series/JasonKing'') and ComicBook/EmmaFrost's is a ShoutOut to Emma Peel. Later comics established the Black Queen of the London club as Emma Steed (a reference to Mrs Peel again and her partner John Steed) and a 17th century Black Queen was Diana Knight (Mrs Peel's maiden name was Knight and her actress was Diana Rigg) and her consort is Patrick Clemens (Patrick [=McNee=] played Steed and Brian Clemens wrote "A Touch of Brimstone".) The ''Steed and Mrs Peel'' comic [[http://doubleosection.blogspot.com/2012/06/boom-reveals-avengers-comic-covers.html returned the homage]] by having two variant covers which showed Mrs Peel, in her Queen of Sin outfit, in the place of Frost from the cover of an issue of ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' and Comicbook/JeanGrey from the cover of one of the ''Dark Phoenix'' issues of ''Comicbook/XMen''.
* In the ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' 80-Page Giant, Rey Misterio can be seen leaping into a large crowd scene.
* Issue #27 of ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' has a rather obvious one. "You smug little-- Speaking of games. You ever play [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Deadpool_shoruken_singlepanel.JPG Street Fighter?]]" This would later be referenced in an actual ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' comic, where Ryu says "Speaking of comics, you ever read Deadpool?" before hitting Sagat with the very {{Shoryuken}} that gave him the scar on his chest.
** Another opens with a bunch of Nazis pointing at a map and reporting to Hitler, when one of them gives the unwelcome news that ComicBook/NickFury cannot be found. We then get [[{{Film/Downfall}} Hitler removing his glasses over several panels (due to his hand shaking)]] [[WebVideo/HitlerRants before he starts yelling]].
--> '''Hitler:''' Here is where the Fourth Army should crush Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos from the flank. They have been a constant thron in my shoe, but ''no longer!''\\
'''General:''' My Fuhrer...\\
'''Another general:''' My Fuhrer... Sergean Fury his his Howling Commandos have ''smashed'' your Fourth Army and continued their march towards Berlin.\\
'''A third general:''' We don't know their current location.\\
-Hitler removes glasses-\\
'''Hitler:''' Son of a bitch! What are they, like- '''Six men?''' I have millions of soldiers out looking for a bunch of drunken braggarts! How hard is it to kill Nick Fury? He '''wears an eyepatch!!!'''\\
Just sneak up on him in his ''huge freaking blind spot!!!'' Then stab away!\\
Ach. If these are my last days, don't tell anybody about them. I don't want any books or films to be made portraying me as the lunatic captain of a sinking ship.
* In ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange: The Oath'', Strange travels to another dimension to face "[[SignificantAnagram Otkid]] the Omnipotent" and retrieve an elixir which he hopes can cure his servant Wong's inoperable cancer. The CorruptCorporateExecutive trying to destroy this medicine (he runs a pharmaceutical company) has a copy of ''Literature/TheFountainhead'' on his desk. Both are references to Doctor Strange's creator, Steve Ditko.
* In one of the IDW ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoIDW comic books]], some characters are named after actors from ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
* The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' story ''The First'' has the Skith speculating that the Doctor might be a [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Daxamite or Dominator]].
* In the ComicBook/Marvel2099 series ''Doom 2099'', the British hacker Communion Jack uses the phrase "[[Series/RedDwarf Smoke me a kipper]]."
* ''[[ComicBook/SpiderVerse Edge of Spider-Verse]]'' #5 features the story of Peni Parker, a Japanese girl with a MiniMecha who acts as her reality's version of Franchise/SpiderMan. The {{anime}} nods are numerous, such as Peni's classmates being [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Kaworu]], and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]], or [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell the Major, Batou]] and [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kaneda]] appearing as gangsters and she and Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} beat up.
* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' has a lot of them:
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' -- with shirts sporting "INT. 19 (supra-genius)" or "STR. 18(00)";
*** Their space station is even called "The d10" (the Dungeons & Dragons method of describing a 10-sided die) and looks the part.
** ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku'': Emp's "Piyo Piyo" apron;
** [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Dr. Big McLargeHuge]];
** When Ninjette tells Emp how her suit sprouted wings (which Emp can't remember), Emp pictures herself as a devil. Her mental picture looks quite a bit like she's cosplaying as [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Etna]].
** [=ThugBoy=] wears a t-shirt with the [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy King of All Cosmos]] on it at one point.
** The Superhomeys' undisclosed meeting location is room 3B, a reference to the imaginary lecture hall where the wizards of Unseen University in Literature/{{Discworld}} pretend to have class.
** It's the [[Creator/FrankMiller goddamn]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Maidman]]!
** A shout-out to Website/FourChan even made its way into one of the books.
* In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis Aftermath: DANCE'', the Super Young Team disbands halfway through the series and everyone goes their separate ways. True to his stated desire for "constant forward motion", Well-Spoken Sonic Lightning Flash decided to take a walk and simply kept going, eventually amassing followers who walk behind him. You know, like Forrest's cross-country run in ''Film/ForrestGump''.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'':
** To Greek Mythology: Each Flash outfit has [[MercurysWings wings on the helm, shoes, or both]], referring to Hermes. Barry's wife Iris, a reporter, takes her name from the [[DistaffCounterpart female messenger god of the Greek Pantheon]].
** Wally overhears his wife on the phone discussing how she doesn't want a cheap department store item for Christmas. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jw32ECXwFqg/TvCW7ch8wOI/AAAAAAAAAbM/_VoqBIJ4oBc/s1600/Flash+Present+Tense+02.jpg He then sees the microwave he bought as]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons a bowling ball with Homer inscribed]].
** The title of one short ''Impulse'' [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1592065.html story]] is a ShoutOut to ''The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'', one of Creator/DrSeuss's earliest books. And the story ends with a cameo by WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain.
* In Creator/JossWhedon's ''Comicbook/{{Fray}}'', a flashback page is shown while Earth-before-humans is described as a savage time filled with monsters and demons. The landscape shown is populated with the first few pages of the first edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' Monster Manual, including an Anhkheg, a Bullete, and so on.
* In the third issue of the ''ComicBook/GreatTen'' miniseries, Thundermind (a bald telepath) knocks off the helmet of a God of War and reads his mind while he screams at him to "GET OUT OF MY HEAD!" Like so much ''Comicbook/XMen''...
* In the ''Franchise/GreenHornet'' spin-off from ''Legenderry'', there's a gang leader called Captain Billy "Whiz-Bang" Jones. This is a reference to ''Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang'', a magazine published by Fawcett Publishing before they got into comics (and which lent elements of its name to [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel/Billy Batson]] and ''Whiz Comics'').
* ''Franchise/G.I.Joe'', page 4 of issue #226 has Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender in a food truck labeled ebirah edibles. A mail box with 1701 as the address may also count as one.
* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'':
** Kyle Rayner once created [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren]] with his Power Ring in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis.'' He also created a Anime/{{Patlabor}} in ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''.
** During Kyle's tenure on the Green Lantern series, a lot of his constructions were shout outs to Anime, video games, and cartoons. He enjoyed making Mecha and on at least one occasion he made a [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun Li]] {{Expy}}. Apparently Kyle Rayner is a HumongousMecha {{otaku}}.
*** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''JLA'' (vol. 2) #3:
--->'''Green Lantern:''' I'm your worst nightmare, pal. A manga nut with a power ring.
*** And this itself is probably in reference to Steve Gerber's infamous "Elf with a gun" subplot during his run on ''Defenders''.
*** Also, Creator/EddieMurphy's "Nigger with a badge" line in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''.
** Allegedly in ''Green Lantern'' (Vol. 4) #25, the sound effect "EEEPAAAA" can be found. This is a shout out to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', in which Comic Book Guy says that "EEEPAAAAA" is a sound effect from a Green Lantern comic book.
** The names of two GL Corps members, Arisia and Eddore, are also Literature/{{Lensman}} shout-outs -- specifically, to the home worlds of that series' two {{Precursor}} races.
** In one [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] story, Kyle's mind wound up in the body of the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. Upon mastering the Manhunter's shapechanging powers, Kyle transformed himself into various other fictional Martians, such as [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Marvin The Martian]] and [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Tars Tarkas]].
** The form taken by a host of the Butcher bears more than a passing resemblance to [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne]].
** Isamot's name is a SdrawkcabName of one of the writers of the series (Peter J. ''Tomasi'').
** One issue of Secret Origins told the origin of the Golden Age Franchise/GreenLantern; three sailors are shown bringing the lantern from China. The sailors are quite obviously from ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.
* In one ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' issue there is an extremely obvious shout out to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.
** In ''Marvel Comics 1998 Annual'', he [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/12/124715/2587803-x_man_psi_armor_1.jpg closely resembles]] [[http://www.animetsu.com/published/publicdata/ANIMETSUDB/attachments/SC/products_pictures/FIG-IPN-0682.jpg The World]] from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* In Creator/KieronGillen's run on ''Comicbook/IronMan'', a former mentor of Tony's named Eli Warren is introduced. In case the name is too subtle, he also looks and talks just like Creator/WarrenEllis.
* Edwin Jarvis, butler to Comicbook/IronMan and Comicbook/TheAvengers, is named after Alfred Pennyworth's father Jarvis, mentioned when Alfred first appears in ''Franchise/{{Batman}} #16'' (1943).
* Dirty Frank, a major supporting character in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' who later gained his own {{spinoff}}, was specifically drawn to resemble Creator/AlanMoore.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' often gives Judges the same surnames as various people who work on ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''. It also references various other comics:
** In the wake of the recent "mutant rights" storyline Dredd fought pro-mutant activist (but non-mutant) Dr Xerxes Clavier and his genetically-altered students, whose monstrous appearances reflect the original Comicbook/XMen without actually giving them powers.
** During the "America" story, a common graffito was "Who judges the Judges", done in a similar style to "Who Watches the Watchmen" in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
** Mega-City One's Blocks are named after famous people or fictional characters and are often ironic Shout Outs to something related to the storyline (a mob leader from Wat Tyler Block; mind parasites in Colin Wilson Block, etc). Dredd himself, with his similarities to Film/DirtyHarry, lives in [[Series/{{Rawhide}} Rowdy Yates]] Block.
* Creator/GrantMorrison's'' Franchise/{{J|usticeLeagueOfAmerica}}LA'':
** ComicBook/PlasticMan is basically portrayed as a Creator/JimCarrey character; a cross between Film/AceVentura and Film/TheMask, complete with their {{Catchphrase}}s.
** When Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt first appears to Jakeem, he says "[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} You ain't ever had a friend like me!]]"
* ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'':
** When the [=JSA=] All-Stars were looking for a team name, Judomaster suggested ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman]]'', to which one of her teammates even mentions ''G-Force'' (Americanized version of the anime).
** In the first storyline for ''JSA'', the team goes up against Mordru and begin shifting into different realities. One of them is a anthropomorphic animal world home to the "Justice Critters". Starman in this world is a fox, making him "VideoGame/StarFox".
** In one issue, a parallel universe Joker was shown as very old and decrepit, sporting a smiley pin with a splatter of blood - just like the one in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
** In another issue of the same arc, there is a crowd of heroes in an outpost at the border of the universe which includes Owl Man.
* ''ComicBook/KickAss'':
** [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer The second FF 4 movie]], and... well, other comics.
** The scene where Hit-Girl brings out the [[spoiler:flamethrower]] to kick some ''ass'' seems to mirror the scene in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' pretty closely.
** [[Film/{{Memento}} John G]] is [[spoiler:the name of the villain that Big Daddy and [[Film/{{Memento}} Leonard Shelby]] choose as their wife's killer]].
** The yellow teaser-text printed on the front of each issue are references to Creator/MarvelComics marketing ploys, especially the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour "greatest superhero book of all time"]] line.
** When Red Mist asks: "Are you really this ''stupid''? Are you really this ''dense''?" it sounds a lot like a similar quote from ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder.
** The first time Kick-Ass tries to make the jump between buildings mirrors the scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'' shot for shot.
** The first volume ends with a quote from the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'':
--->''As a great man once said: "[[ComicBook/TheJoker Wait 'till they get a load of me]]."''
* Creator/PaulCornell's Knight and Squire takes the cake -- there are so many allusions in this comic that there is a text piece in the back to help non-Brits understand them! Notable ones include [[Creator/BennyHill the Milkman who took down Two Ton Ted from Teddington]], the Black and White Minstrels (named after an infamous program that included blackface all the way up to the 1970s), villainous counterparts to Music/TheBeatles (who even broke off and formed a villainous Wings), the Knight's AI on his motorcycle being named after ComicStrip/DanDare's spaceship, and much, much more. And that's just in two issues!
** Creator/GrantMorrison has said that Beryl "Squire" Hutchinson is named after D.C. Thomson character Beryl the Peril (originally from ''The Beezer'', but currently in ''Comicbook/TheDandy''). So naturally, Cornell gives her a spikey-haired boyfriend called [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis Ennis]].
* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'':
** In the Creator/AvatarPress publication, the story takes place in a dark domain in the afterlife known as "The Labyrinth", similar to the alternate dimension of the same name in ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' where Cenobites come from. Lady Death could count as a Cenobite {{expy}} herself, since she is a HumanoidAbomination in [[HellbentForLeather bondage gear]] though less horrifying and much more {{fanservice}}y.
** The main villain Sagos resembles Skeletor from ''Franchise/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' since he is a powerful sorcerer with a SkullForAHead and he is revealed to be [[spoiler:the evil brother to Lady Death's father figure Wargoth, much like Keldor was King Randor's lost brother]].
** A [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog-like]] demon is encountered in the story and considered one of the most dangerous ''things'' in the setting.
* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'':
** The title "The Discount of Monty Cristo" is an allusion to ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''.
** When a guy at a comic book convention says Shaggy's regular outfit is the worst outer space alien costume he's ever seen, Shaggy tells him to [[Franchise/{{Superman}} "leap over a tall building in a single bound"]].
* In ''[[Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Legionnaires]]'' #59, a baseball player has the name [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Sisko]] on his shirt. And in #60 a group of people sitting in a Metropolis cafe discussing the storyline look a lot like alien versions of the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' cast.
* ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey'':
** The comic takes place in a town called [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft.]]
** Tyler is seen reading ''Literature/PeterPan'' to Bode in ''Crown of Shadows.''
** In Keys to the Kingdom #2, the patient directory at [=McClellan=] Hospital is made up almost entirely of comic authors/artists including, but not limited to, G. Ennis, K. Smith, and G. Jones.
** In one issue, the scenes told from Bode's POV are done in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' style. Later, he's seen reading a C&H book (Yukon Ho!).
** The Lovecraft hockey team plays against [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Voorhees High]]. If it wasn't obvious enough, the opposing players can be seen at the beginning and end of the issue wearing old-style goalie masks, even though they are not playing goalie, while Tyler is barefaced. The Lovecraft goalie is wearing a far more modern "cage" helmet.
* ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'':
** Many, especially to ''Film/TheGodfather''. Like, literally on the first page of the first issue.
** The Joker breaks into a family's house on Christmas and steals their presents, while quoting lines from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.
* The title of ''ComicBook/LostAtSea'' is this to the Music/{{Radiohead}} song "In Limbo", as confirmed by [[WordOfGod O'Malley]] on twitter.
* ''ComicBook/MartianManhunter'':
** Just [[http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr157/antpogo/HinoRei.jpg one throwaway line]] in a ''JLA'' story, but it's to ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' of all things… [[HilariousInHindsight Paving the way]] for [[{{Expy}} Miss Martian]] later on.
** And what appears to be one to [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in [[http://eyzmaster.blogspot.ca/2011/01/comicpagesoftheweekend-marsneedschocos.html this story]] - J'onn is addicted to cookies, two of the other superheroes hid them in a prank. HilarityEnsues. In addition, the phrase "Mars Needs Chocos!" sounds a lot like a certain BMovie title with [[MarsNeedsWomen a trope]] named after it.
** Martians call their planet Ma'aleca'andra, a reference to Malacandra, the Martians' name for their planet in Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''. (Though J'onn's name for Earth is Perelandra, which was ''Venus'' in ''The Space Trilogy''; Earth was Thulcandra.)
** The name J'onn J'onzz could be an allusion to John Bigman Jones, a Martian who is one of the main characters in the Literature/LuckyStarr series (a human, although the first book does feature a race of somewhat similar {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who left the surface of Mars once it became uninhabitable)
** When J'onn got a ShapeshifterModeLock, he was trapped in a form similar to his usual one, but with four arms, a reference to the four-armed Green Martians in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.
* As seen up top, ComicBook/MarvelAdventures had an issue where Giant Girl went berserk; as well as the cover, she went on to [[Film/KingKong1933 climb a tall building while carrying a hairy mutant]].
* In ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}: [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]]'', the counterpart of Namor/the Comicbook/SubMariner is named [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Numenor]], and his (unsunken) country is called Bensaylum, after Bensalem in Francis Bacon's ''The New Atlantis''.
* In ''Comicbook/MarvelUniverse'' #8, and subsequent stories, Mole Man is given the real name Harvey Elder. This is a reference to Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, creators of the criminal "Melvin Mole" in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #2. (This then gets referenced slightly differently in the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, where his name's Melvin Kurtzman.)
* In ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', the third issue features a scene where Mega Man is overcome by his new responsibility to fight, becoming wrathful and a little bit deranged (for a ten-year-old, anyway). Dr. Light talks to him about why fighting puts his innocent heart into turmoil. The explanation the good doctor gives is practically a [[WaxingLyrical word-for-word transcription of the chorus]] of Music/TheMegas' song, "The Message From Dr. Light": "I made you in my image. I built your heart and gave you eyes. I gave you power and a sense of justice beyond any compare. I gave you hands, a child's face... heh... robot hair. But this burden, this burning in your heart, I did not put there."
* ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol. 3):
** During the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' tie-in, Monica Rambeau introduces herself as "It's Monica. [[Music/JanetJackson Or Spectrum. If you're nasty]]."
** Doctor Positron [[Film/AustinPowers welcomes the heroes to his underground lair]], which isn't actually underground. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when he admits that the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies are a favorite of his.
* In the 90's Comicbook/{{Morbius}} comic, a nurse asks "Who's Film/{{Darkman}}?" when she sees Morbius covered by bandages when he's escorted to a hospital while trying to keep his identity a secret.
* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': There are ''tons'' of shout-outs, tributes to and parodies of political figures, actors, and characters of comic-books and animation.
** In a story, Mortadelo plants an electrified trap and he declares that it has power enough "to fry even ''Anime/MazingerZ''". Given that ''[[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Spaniards Love Mazinger-Z]]'', it is pretty normal finding a shout-out to that series.
** And in another story, Mortadelo and Filemón have to disguise themselves like {{Super Hero}}es (such like ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' or ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'') to scare the local miscreants.
** In a short stoy, they met ''Capitan Trueno''.
** A [[WholePlotReference story-long]] one to Literature/DonQuixote in ''Mortadelo de la Mancha''.
* ''Comicbook/MsMarvel2014'':
** When Bruno admonishes Kamala on [[DoWrongRight smelling forbidden bacon but not eating it]], he advises her “Chow or chow not, there is no smell.” Kamala responds with “Thanks, [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]].”
** Bruno's co-worker at the convenience store is named "[[Film/{{Clerks}} Chatty Bob]]."
** There is a brand of hot sauce in Bruno's convenience store called "[[Series/ChappellesShow Dylan's Hot Fiyah]]."
** ''Magical Pony Adventures'' is Earth-616's counterpart of our ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4'', complete with names such as "Rainbow Toots".
** When trying to research her new powers, Kamala kept finding web-pages dedicated to ''[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft World of Battlecraft]]'' instead of anything helpful when searching for "''Polymorph''"[[note]]there is a spell by that name in 'World of Warcraft''[[/note]].
** Bruno, at seeing "Captain Marvel" in his store: [[Film/BillAndTed "Strange things are afoot at the Circle Q."]]
** Bruno's [[Film/BackToTheFuture 1.21 Gigawatts t-shirt]] in #5.
** Kamala goes into Doge speak when she first meets ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}:
-->'''Kamala''': ''Wow. Such Athletic. Very Claws. So Amaze.''
** Assorted uses of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "embiggen" and "cromulant"]]
** Kamala after hacking an Inventor robot in #11: [[VideoGame/ZeroWing All Your Bots Are Belong To Us]]
** Bruno called Loki's improvised LoveLetter ''Series/DowntonAbbey weirdo crap''.
* ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'':
** The Human Torch {{Expy}} from Earth-8 is [[Film/FantasticFour2015 African-American]].
** It's mentioned that the heroes of Earth-8 appear in [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse extremely popular movies]] on other Earths.\\
In ''The Just #1'', Earth-16's Kyle Rayner vaguely remembers a Bug movie, although it's not clear [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy which one]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries he's thinking of]].
** The Hulk {{Expy}} has the real name of "[[Series/TheIncredibleHulk David]]."
** The House of Heroes is also called [[Myth/NorseMythology Valla-Hal]].
** In ''Society of Super-Heroes: Conquest of the Counter-Earth #1'', the Blackhawks of Earth-20 were designed with the Music/SpiceGirls in mind.
** ''The Just #1'':
*** Chris Kent mentions he had a team up with ComicBook/TheSandman. Damian then asks if he specifically meant the Creator/NeilGaiman Sandman.
*** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar The Philip Larkin quote.]]
** ''Pax Americana #1'':
*** The Earth-4 heroes are basically the ones that DC acquired from Creator/CharltonComics in 1983. Creator/AlanMoore ''wanted'' to use these characters for a [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} certain little project]], but DC decided that they didn't want him to basically destroy their newly-acquired IP for a one-shot series, so we got a set of Expies instead. The Earth-4 heroes are somewhere in between the traditional DC portrayal of the characters and Moore's Expies; let's just say you may find yourself looking for a shape-changing blotch on The Question's mask, and the symbol on Captain Adams' forehead may look familiar (he's also clearly blue rather than the paler "silvery/metallic" shade he usually has in his other DC incarnations).
** ''Mastermen #1'':
*** The "American Crusader" comic is clearly meant to be a reference to the ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' counterpart from Earth-8, albeit a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] version. However, the character's design is based off the actual American Crusader, a Golden Age character that fell into the public domain and has been used in both ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' and ''ComicBook/ProjectSuperpowers''.
*** The whole issue can be seen as a shout-out to ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' as detailed [[http://globegander.tumblr.com/post/111537947451/the-ring-of-the-mastermen-der-ring-des-nibelungen here]].
** In ''The Multiversity #2'', Stingray, the Batman of Earth-34, is briefly seen with the same color scheme as the Stingray from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''.
* Issue #3 of ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook'' opens with Pops the doorman discussing the ''[[Film/PoliceAcademy Paint Academy]]'' films. Apparently there's an actress in them called [[Literature/ThursdayNext Lola VaVoom]].
* Marv Wolfman wrote for ''ComicBook/TheNewTeenTitans'' and worked on a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. One issue of ''The New Teen Titans'' included a theater in the background that read "Broadway Magic starring Jerrica Benton", referring to an episode of ''Jem''.
* ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' has the telepathic villain Negasonic Teenage Warhead, named after a Music/MonsterMagnet song.
* In one ''Paperinik'' story, we are told that two aliens fought over Japan in feudal times, and were remembered as a heroic samurai fighting a demon. Together with other details, it becomes pretty clear that the creators like ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''...
* In one issue of ''The Power of Comicbook/{{Shazam}}'', Captain Marvel is shown strange alternate versions of himself that might exist if history changed. These include: Captain Thunder (DC's former CaptainErsatz Marvel), a Captain whose limbs and head detach from his body (M.F. Enterprises' Captain Marvel), a Billy Batson who transforms into Captain Marvel by striking a pair of wristbands together (Creator/MarvelComics' Rick Jones and ComicBook/CaptainMarVell), and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny.
* The Snarks, enemies to Creator/MarvelComics' ''Comicbook/PowerPack'', were a Shout Out to [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Lewis Carroll]]; in-story, they were so nicknamed by another alien with a fondness for Earth literature.
* ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' #21 opens by showing us the brutally murdered crew of the ship ''San Demetrio'', followed by the ever-patient Saint of Killers. This is an obvious shout out to ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', wherein the title character sails to England on the Russian ship ''Demeter'' after killing all the crewmen.
* The Five Swell Guys in ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' have a very similar name to the Five Neat Guys, a parody vocal group on ''Series/{{SCTV}}''.
* ''Comicbook/QuantumAndWoody'' has a CostumeTestMontage where the duo are trying on different costumes for their super-hero identities. One of the pair is of Comicbook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], a reference to ''Heroes For Hire'' and the inspiration for ''Quantum And Woody''.
* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'':
** Anthrax, the mutant's secret weapon, is a regenerating monster who ends up [[Film/KingKong1933 climbing a skyscraper to strike at air forces before plummeting to the ground]].
** Many ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' nods: the Berserkers look like Maulerfiends and are rampaging super soldiers like Blood Angels. The [[MadScientist Archaeologists]] also draw inspiration from the Necrons (having slightly Egyptian motifs and being heavily associated with black and green machinery) and the Adeptus Mechanicus (being responsible for guarding technology and preventing progress to not disturb the current status quo).
** Claudia stages being in distress by having her being captured by a bunch of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz flying baboon men.]]
** A trigger happy mummy is very enthusiastic about using [[Franchise/StarTrek photon torpedoes]].
** {{Dracula}}'s red armor resembles the one he used in ''Film/BramStokersDracula'''s opening.
** Lord Cryptos can be seen holding a [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington doll]] when he is put to bed.
* ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' has {{Shout Out}}s to Peter Bagge, ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', and rappers like Music/KoolKeith, Music/JayZ, Little Brother, Music/{{Nas}}, and Music/WuTangClan.
* In one panel of ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' volume "Brief Lives", Delirium is either conjuring up or drawing on the wall a little beastie that looks an awful lot like ''Comicbook/{{Cerebus}}''.
** In "Doll's House," the nightmares Brute and Glob are hiding in the mind of a little boy named Jed. While inside his dreams, the art style, dialogue, and layout shift to resemble that of the classic ComicStrip/LittleNemo pages, another comic about dreaming.
* ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'':
** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Red capped mushrooms]], standard Bryan Lee O'Malley fare.
** After waking up from Revision #6, Katie looks like she outright cosplaying [[Anime/CowboyBebop Radical Ed]].
** Katie watches all of [[Series/BreakingBad "Baking Bad"]] in one sitting at night, and she makes a revision to have gone to bed earlier.
** At one point Hazel is shown telling Katie about Spike's HeelFaceTurn in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** Hazel and Katie have a brief conversation about how bread makes you fat, with Hazel being as surprised as ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' was.
* [[Comicbook/SevenSoldiers Klarion issue 2]] has two major shoutouts: A group of teenage wannabe gangstas that befriend Klarion are clearly based on Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}} and friends. The second is in a museum of superheroic vehicles- a flying saucer with eyeballs is clearly shown, a nod to Silver Age title ''Fatman the Human Flying Saucer''.
* In ''Comicbook/SinCity'', there are many shout outs:
** Marv [[ICallItVera names his gun]], much like Literature/MikeHammer does.
** Nancy's last name is Callahan, which is the same last name of a certain iconic [[Film/DirtyHarry movie cop.]] She also refers to her car as "this heap", which is something Literature/MikeHammer would often do.
** ''The Hard Goodbye'' is the name later given to the first Sin City story. Creator/RaymondChandler wrote a Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel called ''Literature/TheLongGoodbye''.
** In ''Hell and Back'' there is a brief narration by Leibowitz's son that is in the style of romance comics from the 50's.
** Also in ''Hell and Back'', the main character is drugged and we see the only full color sequence in the series. The hero has hallucinations of the following: Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Franchise/{{Rambo}}, Film/DirtyHarry, ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}, Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot, Manga/LoneWolfAndCub, Franchise/RoboCop, Comicbook/SgtRock, [[WesternAnimation/RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure Raggedy-Ann and Andy]], and more.
** Marv's profile is almost identical to ComicStrip/DickTracy's famous profile.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'':
** Oh quite a few. Even British daytime television, for instance. Apparently, Richard and Judy were failed artificial life experiments by ''VideoGame/DecapAttack'''s Doctor Frank N. Stein.
** There were plenty to all kinds of popular culture. Creator/MarvelComics, for some reason, attracted several writers' ire with TakeThat parodies of their characters living on Planet Meridian in the Special Zone. More unusually, according to WordOfGod, is that Grimer was named for Grìma Wormtongue from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** One of the more obvious shout-outs appears in the 1995 summer holiday special. In Sonic's biography it outright says his favorite shows are ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
** The comic had several elements of Knuckles' floating Island clearly inspired by [[Anime/CastleInTheSky Laputa Castle In the Sky]], most [[http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/laputa-robot-ghibli-museum.jpg notably]] the [[http://pics.livejournal.com/nemo_incognito/pic/0001ysx0 robots]].
* In issue 4 of ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'', two boys argue over whether Comicbook/{{Youngblood}} or Comicbook/{{Savage Dragon}} is cooler. The boys are named Creator/{{Rob| Liefeld}} and Creator/{{Erik| Larsen}}, after the creators of those series.
* "[[Series/DoctorWho Bad]] [[ArcWords Wolf]]" appears as graffiti in an issue of ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''.
** During the first Morlun arc (by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski), a couple of workers at a nuclear plant are [[strike: giving JMS free publicity]] discussing ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** In 1998, Tom [=DeFalco=] penned "There Once Was a Spider..!" (Amazing Spider-Man #439), wherein a pair of archaeologists of a FutureImperfect find a webshooter and spend much of the issue explaining how their futuristic society thinks Spider-Man's life was like. Some of the many inaccuracies they believe in are that Spidey had a [[Franchise/{{Batman}} high-tech hideout with numerous trophies and spider-themed vehicles]]. Nearly 9 years later, a story of similar premise was used in Season 4, Episode 7 of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' called "Artifacts".
* The Gronk in ''Comicbook/StrontiumDog'' is from the planet Glas in the Gallego system, a reference to {{Scifi}} author Blas Gallego.
* One issue of Comicbook/SuicideSquad features the appearance of a conspicuously named WesternAnimation/{{Dudley D|oRight}}uReiht.
* ''ComicBook/TopTen'' is a comic series literally made up of Shout Outs, with constant homages to classic geek literature and characters like [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doctor Octopus]] and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] rounding out crowd scenes.
** One of the best is a scene in a hospital featuring famous "doctors" from comics, including ComicBook/DoctorFate and Comicbook/DoctorOctopus... who here is an octopus wearing a stethoscope.
* ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'':
** "Sue's sick! And Moley is [[Series/{{House}} Hugh Laurie]] in this situation."
** The death ray Reed picks up from the N-Zone looks suspiciously like a [[Franchise/StarWars Gaffi Stick]].
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', a history teacher gives a lecture about tariffs lifted word for word from ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
* ''Uncanny X-Men'' #153 has two shout-outs to ''Comicbook/ElfQuest'': ComicBook/KittyPryde wears an ''Comicbook/ElfQuest'' teeshirt, and in the made-up story she tells there's a sprite named Pini who calls humans "bigthings", like Preservers in ''Comicbook/ElfQuest''.
** Spanning rather more than one issue is the first name of Rahne Sinclair, who can shapechange into a wolf, apparently a shout out to Rahnee the She-Wolf, the second chief of the Wolfriders. (Rahnee was first mentioned in ''Comicbook/ElfQuest'' #4, published in 1979, Rahne's first published appearance was in 1982.)
*** A novel and live-action movie (early 1980's), 'Wolfen', has perhaps influenced Wolfsbane of the Comicbook/NewMutants. The emphasis on both the sensory details of her wolf-form, and the link with Native Americans.
* Quite a few in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'':
** Usagi's lord is named [[Film/SevenSamurai Mifune]].
** Usagi is named after UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi.
** The [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Lone Goat and Kid assassins]].
** RedShirt: "[[Series/{{Batman}} Holy flying furballs]], it's ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} BATS]], man!''"
** When Usagi is drenched in green dye, Gen tells him to "[[SlasherSmile Stop smiling]] like some [[ComicBook/TheJoker joker]]."
** A potter is named [[http://www.mikasa.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Mikasa-Site/default/Default-Start?mkwid=217053826&pcrid=3337557767&gclid=CLL9_cqlh6ACFQUmawodW0Xwlg Mikasa]].
** ImplacableMan [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jei-san]].
** Usagi mentions an encounter with a "notorious [[Comicbook/GrooTheWanderer cheese bandit]]".
** This is probably a stretch, but Inazuma is an [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess implacable wandering swordswoman with straight (mostly) black hair and bangs]].
** ''Space Usagi'' has [[Franchise/StarWars too]] [[Franchise/StarTrek many]] [[Franchise/{{Dune}} to]] [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 list.]]
* In the Danish comic ''Comicbook/{{Valhalla}}'', based on Norse mythology, Odin has in one story left Valhalla to win a bet with the Valkyries: that he can find the three greatest warriors of Midgard (he thinks they don't bring in any good Einherjar-material any more). His absence causes trouble in Asgard, so Thor, Baldur and Loki disguise themselves as three mortal warriors to trick Odin to come home again. They give their names as Fandral (Baldur), Hogun (Loki) and Volstagg (Thor), and are dressed as the three characters with those names from Marvel Comics' ''Thor'' (who aren't from original Norse myth but Lee/Kirby creations).
* In Creator/DCComics ''Vibe'' #8, when Vibe is surrounded by a maelstrom of different realities, one of the random speech bubbles says "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor --not in the name of the Doc--]]"
* In softcover volume five of ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', Philip says "Fifty-seven channels and nothing on..." while looking at [[spoiler:a bunch of tanks with zombie heads in them]]. That's the name of a Music/BruceSpringsteen song from the album ''Human Touch''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'':
** In the background of issues #11 and #12, you can see ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'' playing in a movie theater in the background. [[spoiler: Ozymandias' plot to prevent nuclear war bears some similarities to the movie itself, where nuclear war is prevented by aliens coming to Earth, and telling the planet to put aside their differences, or be wiped out, essentially.]]
** Includes explicit mention of an episode of the original ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Outer Limits]]'' with a similar basic plot.
** Wylie's ''{{Literature/Gladiator}}'' is visible on Hollis Mason's bookshelf.
** The entire "Tales of the Black Freighter" comic-within-a-comic is inspired by ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' and the song "Music/PirateJenny" (a.k.a. "The Black Freighter") in particular.
** Dreiberg's owlship is named Archie in reference to the owl in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
** The child kidnapper murdered by Rorschach named his dogs [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].
** Possibly a coincidence, but the Owlship looks uncannily similar to [[http://davidszondy.com/future/robot/electric_dog.htm Seleno the Electric Dog]], a primitive robot built during WWI as a testbed for a torpedo guidance system.
** Hollis Mason's Nite Owl I [[http://images.forbiddenplanet.com/image/detail/16895490.jpg costume]] is very similar to [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JpB6e0uo2KE/RtLNQ_K8eZI/AAAAAAAAAQg/Og2uiLG9hvA/s400/comic1.jpg The Phantom's]] costume, and his dog is even named "Phantom".
** For that matter, towards the end, it features a TV advertising the start of ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' episode "The Architects of Fear". The basic premise of the villain's plan is almost identical to that episode. Although Creator/AlanMoore claims it was a coincidence they were similar, he deliberately added the Shout Out upon discovering the similarity.
*** DC editor Len Wein, who is most famous for creating Comicbook/SwampThing, tells a different story: Moore admitted to stealing the plot from ''The Outer Limits''; when Wein pushed him to change it to something original, Moore refused, and Wein quit the book over it. Years later, Wein has had the last laugh: in writing the Comicbook/BeforeWatchmen Ozymandias series, [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/29/len-wein-the-outer-limits-and-rewriting-watchmen/ Wein had Veidt get the whole idea from "The Architects of Fear."]]
** When Laurie and Jon are talking her comment "...hopelessly lost in the fog" is '''very''' similar to Chief's hallucinations in ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.
* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'':
** [[Comicbook/{{Asterix}} A black guy who can't pronounce the letter "R"?]]
** The ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}'' "phone home" parody in ''Wer sonst?''
* In the Comicbook/{{X 23}} series ''Target X'', Laura begins attending high school with her cousin Megan. Due to her, shall we say, '''abnormal''' upbringing, Laura thinks nothing of demonstrating her language skills to her French teacher by reciting a litany of ways to bribe and torture government officials, and later lists the exact amount of blood in the average human body and ways to kill someone in another class. The shout out comes from the depictions of the teachers: Jamie and Adam from ''Series/MythBusters''.
* In one issue of ''Xombi'', the characters are sitting around discussing a film they've just seen. Cast and plot details make it clear that the film they're discussing is the FilmWithinAFilm from ''Film/ThePlayer''.
* In both ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' and ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'', the artist for both series tends to cram in tons of references to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* At one point in ''Comicbook/YTheLastMan'', Yorick is messing with a "Fuck Communism" lighter, and mentions that he based it on a comic book character's lighter. Jesse Custer had the same lighter in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''.
* Writer Fred Van Lente likes to do this in his comics, having characters quote or paraphrase classic movies or books. Few examples:
-->'''[[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]''': Latest news from [[ComicBook/DarkReign H.A.M.M.E.R.]] - ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour We have always been at war with Eastasia]]''
--> '''Machine Man''': Greetings, [[ComicBook/MarvelZombies rotting fleshy ones]]. I have been programmed to eviscerate you repulsive squishy organic bit and chew gum. [[Film/TheyLive And I hate gum]].
-->'''Machine Man''': God help me! [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream I have no stomach and I must barf]]!
* Early in his career, Creator/MarkMillar did a stint writing ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic''. He credited this gig with helping to pay for his wedding, and thus there are references to Sonic in several of his works, including ''Secret History of the Authority'' and ''Wanted'' mini-series.
* Abnett and Lanning again; once they ended up basically in charge of Marvel's cosmic characters, they seemed to love playing with the {{Alternate Company Equivalent}}s they acquired, whether it was teasing the idea of Ego the Living Planet joining the Nova Corps (in reference to Mogo, the living Franchise/GreenLantern planet), or Rocket Raccoon using "Brainiac" as a sarcastic term of abuse (like "Einstein" or "Sherlock") to Mentor, the Imperial Guard's Brainiac 5 {{Expy}}.
** And while the Imperial Guard's influence is obvious, there's also smaller references in them. The symbiotic duo Warstar, the Guard's Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel counterpart, are named B'nee and C'cil after Cecil the Sea Serpent and Benny.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' had several:
** The team's short-lived codenames include Film/ArsenicAndOldLace, [[Music/TheBeatles Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds]]... and [[Franchise/TheMatrix Neo]].
** Molly Hayes has a [[ComicBook/XStatix Doop]] doll (and sometimes also a Doop T-shirt.)
** In the "Victorious" future briefly glimpsed in the second issue of the second series, it's mentioned that [[ComicBook/AstonishingXmen Armor]] leads the Franchise/XMen.
** Excelsior is made up of former teen heroes [[ComicBook/{{Slingers}} Ricochet]], [[ComicBook/PowerPack Lightspeed]], [[ComicBook/NewWarriors Turbine, Darkhawk]], former Green Goblin Phil Ulrich, and [[ComicBook/GenerationX Chamber]].
** In perhaps the most esoteric reference, during the "Dead End Kids" arc, the team walks past a woman who looks a hell of a lot like the early feminist Emma Goldman.
** One of the Street Arabs is ComicBook/YellowKid.
** In the first issue of the third series, Xavin impersonates Creator/KevinSmith.
** Molly tells Klara that Victor is a [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Cylon]].
* In the New 52 ''Comicbook/DoctorFate'' #11, Khalid is kidnapped by ghostly Roman legionaries led by the spirit of Julius Caesar. These scenes are drawn in a more cartoony style that makes the Romans look a lot like the ones from ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. At one point Khalid descends underground and finds skeletons resembling Asterix, Getafix, Vitalstatistix (and his shield-bearers) and Cacofonix, in their poses from the "A Few of the Gauls" page.

! Newspaper Comics
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Hobbes once used Crisco to style Calvin's hair into ''Manga/AstroBoy'''s pointy-horn-hair. Hobbes points this out, which Calvin (and later Suzie) thinks is awesome.
** In one Sunday strip, Calvin's parents admire a ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' comic strip in a museum. If they're not in museums, they should be.
** The names Calvin and Hobbes are taken from a 16th-century theologian (John Calvin) and a 17th-century philosopher (Thomas Hobbes).
* ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' author Bil Keane did a few for Disney, where his son [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Keane Glen]] works as an animator. Current ''Family Circus'' artist Jeff Keane did this [[http://i.imgur.com/FBxhi.gif Halloween 2012]] shout-out, which is probably the first (not to mention oddly specific) mention of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' in newspaper comics.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' had a moment coming at the end of a (week's worth) discussion by Roger and Andy about the success of the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic (which might also count as an extended Shout Out.) In the end, they conclude that ''Dilbert'' is likely popular simply based on its own merits, meaning that [[FollowTheLeader emulation of a current success]] isn't a particularly good idea. Jason (drawn in a slightly different style) then runs in, telling his parents to [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes check out the cool stuffed tiger he found]].
-->'''Roger:''' Maybe we should include the recent past in that statement, too...\\
'''Andy:''' I don't know. There's something to be said for nostalgia.
** [[SerialEscalation FOUR]] were packed into this strip:
-->(The characters are sitting at a campfire)\\
'''Paige:''' I miss [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brandon and Dylan]].\\
'''Peter:''' I miss [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart and Homer]].\\
'''Andy:''' I miss [[GoodMorningAmerica Bryant and Kate]].\\
'''Jason:''' I miss [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf and Data]]\\
'''Roger:''' (eating the marshmallows) Am I, um, missing something?
** The strip made a double reference to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2012/04/01/ the April 1, 2012, strip]].
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''
** The [[http://community-2.webtv.net/Taimm/THERESATOWELDNA4FR/ tribute to Douglas Adams' death]] (about two-thirds of the way down the page).
** Rob's tastes in music, television, sports teams, etc. frequently involve {{Shout Out}}s to same.
** There is a member of the Cat Mafia named Whitey. Whitey is the nickname of James Bulger, a former Irish mobster who operated out of the Boston area.
** [[http://comics.com/get_fuzzy/2011-05-16/ This strip]] references ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''.
** In the [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/3f0e8cb0225d013136f7001dd8b71c47 strip for November 9th 2013]], Bucky is hit on the head by a tomato thrown at him from behind him. He says "It came from...behind", a reference to a line spoken by a Rebel pilot in ''Film/ANewHope'' during the attack on the Death Star. The pilot said "They came from... behind" in reference to attacks by Darth Vader and his Imperial TIE fighter wingmen.
* ''ComicStrip/MotherGooseAndGrimm''
** To ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
*** There's one in a strip during a 2004 story arc where Grimm goes to a veterinarian. While the vet was talking to Mother Goose, he briefly morphs into Garfield but still wears the doctor clothes, prompting Grimm to cry out, "NURSE!"
*** Another version:
--->'''Grimmy''': What are you watching?
--->'''Mother Goose''': A history channel show about presidents.
--->'''Grimmy''': [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} When did he grow that ugly beard? Did they serve lasagna at his inauguration? Was Odie his vice president?]]
--->'''Mother Goose''': Grimm, president Garfield and the cat are two different people.
** In the strip for [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2013/MGG-2013-09-06.gif September 6th 2013]], there's a Siamese cat and Grimm is looking for "the other one", a reference to Disney's ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' which featured a pair of sly and nasty Siamese cats.
** The strip for [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2013/MGG-2013-09-18.gif September 18th, 2013]] parodied a Geico commercial which had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA camel wandering around an office on Wednesday asking people what day it was so they would say "hump day"]].
* ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe''. In the [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/bc1aa880f729013013b2001dd8b71c47 strip for September 11th, 2013]] a cat is wrapped around a postman's face. Poncho says "Kitty drool. Great defense mechanism. You don't dare remove it or you get cat saliva all over yourself." This is a reference to the film ''Film/{{Alien}}'', in which Kane had an alien facehugger wrapped around his face. After Ash tried to cut it off with a laser, it dripped powerful acid and Parker said "It's got a wonderful defence mechanism. You don't dare kill it."
* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': To the whole SuperHero genre, starting with the main character and working down. In early stories, when Francisco Pérez Navarro -a much bigger fan of Superhero comics than Jan- did the writing, these were much more frequent.
* At some point, nearly every comic strip (and webcomic) has had a ShoutOut to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. See ReferencedBy.{{Peanuts}} for the list. [[http://www.chivian.com/chivian/PeanutsTribute.html Forty comic strips]] did a shout out to ''Peanuts'' in one day.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In "The Wax Museum", Iznogoud brings a wax statue of Marcus Junius Brutus to life to bump off the Caliph, but the famous assassin of Caesar falls afoul of a caveman whom Iznogoud previously brought to life. When Brutus begins arguing with Iznogoud, Wa'at Alahf turns to the readers and twirls his finger around his head while muttering, "These Romans are crazy!", the CatchPhrase of fellow Goscinny creation [[Franchise/{{Asterix}} Obelix the Gaul]].