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  • A reference to Watchmen in PKNA #4.
  • The Evronians' design has been inspired by the Xenomorphs. And one issue depicts a Predator Expy.
  • The final issue of the Ultimate-like reboot has a speech similar to that of Roy Batty.
  • In the Continuity Reboot, PK is a member of the Galaxy Guardians, a team of superheroes with a member for each planet. Sounds familiar?.
  • The cover for Pikappa #24 references one of Donald's other badass alter egos.
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  • One of the humorous back-up series of PKNA stars Trip, the Raider's son, attempting to draw a comic. The result? An Anti-Hero who constantly argues with the yellow boxes.
  • In PKNA #16 we are given an extensive look at the huge underground levels of Ducklair Tower and all the technology that's stored down there. At some point, even two Humongous Mecha are seen: one of them is very reminiscent of Getter Dragon.
    • And the elevator that goes down to them is definitely from AKIRA.
  • In #19 of the original series, while onboard the spaceship Lyla is dressed very similarly to Ripley in Aliens. In the same issue she, PK and Urk fight a very xenomorph-like robot.
  • In #20 Gorthan reveals that his job is to create superstrong soldiers and that he used the same treatments on himself. Paperinik the comments: "I get it! You fell in your own test tubes as a kid!".
  • Also in #20 there are several quotations from The Little Prince.
  • The special suit worn by Donald in "Fragments of Autumn" is reminiscent of Ultraman.
  • Issue #25 begins with PK fighting a Giant Mecha that vaguely resembles Galactus; soon after, we're introduced to the giant airship of a secret organization called The Ax, a nod to SHIELD.
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  • Almost impossible to catch for non-italian readers: Agenore Brazoff, a bizarre supercriminal, shares the surname with a character in a popular sketch from comedians Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo. The sketch is a classic in Italy so it's impossible for it to be a coincidence.
  • Colonel Neopard has a platoon of droids and a personal exoskeleton that resemble the Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000. After he loses them, he activates two more advanced battle droids whose design and color scheme resemble EVA Unit 02. More EVA-inspired exos and droids are seen in his second appearance in PK2 #16.
  • Also from Neopard's second appearance, the industrial planet he's fighting on, Grullop, looks very similar to Apokolips from outer space.
  • The back-up story of issue #29 features a doorman who's a fan of graphic novels. Some covers of his collection are visibile: among them Normalman (an Italian superhero spoof) and "Dixie Dilemma", a parody of Dylan Dog.
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  • Three Evronian squads in #30 have similar names to the Marx Brothers (Harpon, Grouchon and Chicon).
  • One of Zoster's Mercenaries in #46 is a cyborg who wears a blue armor that makes him look like Mega Man (Classic). He's also just lost one hand, so he looks like he has an Arm Cannon.
  • The alien of #47 is obviously a Predator. The writer also said that his name, Raznor, is a voluntary homage to Trent Reznor.
  • Newton is a shout out/parody of the Terminator T-800.
  • Issue #21 has Oberon quoting Henry Morton Stanley: "Doctor Fairfax, I presume...".
    • The same issue has the phantom (as in fake) submarine Titania. Now consider that the commander of the true submarine is named Oberon...
  • Birgit Q's design is inspired by Konoko from Oni: the purple, spiky hairdo is almost identical, and when she's seen with tactical vests, she looks even more similar to that character.
  • For most of PK2 #17, including the cover, Korinna looks like a duck version of Alita from Gunnm.
  • The Verifier in PK2 #1 is another Evangelion-inspired robot.
  • Two security guards in PK2 #2 have Anime Hair resembling SSJ Goku and Vegeta's.
  • At the end of PK2 #3 appears a family whose members look like a duck version of Homer, Lisa and Bart.
  • PK2 #5 is full of references to The Matrix and Blade Runner. See also the name of the featured character: Tyrrel Duckard (almost identical to "Deckard").
  • The vice-president of Ducklair Enterprises, who becomes part of a plan by Juniper and Korinna to backstab Everett, is named Gordon Bekko. Also a Punny Name because it's similar to "becco" ("beak in Italian").
  • Malice Sturling from PK2, a redhead and an agent of an FBI expy, is an obvious parody of Clarice Starling.
  • In PK2 #13, Korinna has a brief encounter with a couple of unsympathetic police officers. The entire scene is a reference to the beginning of First Blood.
  • In his first appearance in Pikappa #4, Vulnus Vendor is an Hannibal Lecter-like figure.
  • In the first series an Odd Couple of soldiers that appear in a few issue share the same surname of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. They are usually paired up as a nod to the time the two comic book creators worked together on Daredevil.
  • The rarely used Pk-Jet can turn invisible.
  • In the last page of PK Universe #6, Gyro asks Edi to hand him a sonic screwdriver.
  • The new battle suit donned by PK in Might and Power has a design reminiscent of both the TRON saga and Jaime Reyes's Blue Beetle, but its abilities also remind of Spider-Man's "Iron Spider" suit.
  • From the same story, PK's new multifunction vehicle looks like a cross between the Hover Pilder from Mazinger Z and the main character's bike from Kotetsushin Jeeg.
  • The third episode of Might and Power begins with PK testing the new suit's power, by holding the weight of the entire Ducklair Tower, a situation similar to what once happened to Spider-Man with he Daily Bugle's building.
  • Just one page later you can notice several symbols on the Omega Chamber's walls, and one is clearly Captain America's shield.
  • The fourth part of Might and Power opens with PK recharging his suit inside a special chamber. The sequence is reminiscent of the Tek-Set system from Tekkaman.
  • In PK New Era #2, we have our hero and Lyla being attacked by droids disguised as 00 Channel cameramen, where PK calls one of them "Ironduck".
  • PKNE #7, titled Droids, features the return of Tyrrel Duckard and puts him and Paperinik in the Duckburg of 2179, at a time where droids are being introduced but are still quite uncommon. Several decades before the bright 23rd century usually shown in PKNA, Duckburg is already technologically advanced but dingier and grittier, between old-style markets with neon lights and constant rain. From the premise of hunting some rogue droids, to even a reference to the origami, the story is an huge homage to Blade Runner.
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