Gabriel Cruz writes for http://www.comicsheatingup.net
While watching The Defenders several weeks ago, I came upon an Easter Egg that got me curious. I have noticed that Bleeding Cool, nor anyone else talking about The Defenders Easter Eggs has reported on it, yet. so CHU readers, this is an exclusive one just for you, along with a comic book speculation at the end.
During a scene of Episode 6, titled Ashes to Ashes, we all see the scene of Iron Fist tied up in a chair, while Luke Cage is reading a newspaper. It was in this scene there is blue graffiti on the wall that said “Squirrel.”
Later the camera cuts to a different view, and “Monkey” also done in blue paint. For those unfamiliar with tagging, in the style it was done, the N is also used for the K and the E.
Could Netflix MCU have been referencing “Squirrel Girl” and “Monkey Joe” who both 1st appeared in Marvel Super Heroes #8 Winter SpecialI don’t think it was a coincidence.
Now, a little bit of Squirrel Girl history some of you may not know about. She was once Nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle Cage, as seen in New Avengers #7 vol 2.
Whatever the case is, we all know that Squirrel Girl will lead “The New Warriors” which has been green-lit by ABC, to premiere 2018 on Freeform.
It may be time to start looking your own copy of Marvel Super Heroes #8 Winter Special before it’s too late.