In honor of SDCC, I decided to post about the Dukes of Hazzard in comic books.
In Marvel Tales #159, a Spider-Man story is reprinted that originally appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #21. In the original issue, it is mentioned that the Beverly Hillbillies is Aunt May's favorite TV show. The reprint was updated for an 80s audience:
Aunt May has good taste. Can't spell "Hazzard," but has good taste. I am looking for this particular issue to add to my collection.
Recently while Jeff was reading a back-issue of the Tick, he noticed this:
Good eye Jeff! I love that Ol' Crazy Cooter gets the mention in this. The panel comes from Tick: Big Blue Destiny #3.
Deadpool #22 includes a couple references to the Dukes:
Yep, even Deadpool loves them Dukes.
And finally we have an appearance by the General Lee in a comic called Jesus Hates Zombies:
I came across this book at Evil Genuis Comics in California, PA when Jeff was signing copies of Teddy and the Yeti. I was pretty stunned to see our favorite car on the cover of a zombie comic. Especially one starring Jesus. I read the book and basically Jesus and honest Abe drive the General to Las Vegas to kill some zombies. Not really any explanation of why they have the General. A little while later, Jeff ends up working with the creator of the book, Stephen Lindsay, on FUBAR. Weird how that worked out. Earlier this year, I asked Stephen why he included the General in his book. His answer: "I wanted my characters to drive the coolest car out there." Can't argue with that. There is currently a movie in pre-production for Jesus Hates Zombies. I asked Stephen if the General will make an appearance, and sadly he said no. But congratulations for making a book popular enough to get a movie deal. Maybe that luck will rub off on me and Jeff at SDCC. One can hope.