DC Comics is one of the major publishing companies producing comic book properties today. Founded in 1934, the company owns a number of popular characters whose stories have been translated to many media outlets including magazines, television and motion pictures. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are the company's flagship characters.
I've always been interested in comic books as an art form, and when I was younger I was addicted to them. I read Superman and Superboy, but Captain Marvel was probably my favorite of the super-heroes. The comic I loved best, though, was Pogo. After all, Kermit's beginnings were in a swamp, too.
1969 advertisement for Sesame Street found in the November issues of nearly every major title published by DC, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Jerry Lewis.
Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985), in which Jim Henson cites DC Comics characters as some of his favorites.
In Mister Miracle #7 (1989) art by Joe Philips, a Kermit the Frog poster appears behind Big Barda.
Justice League America #45 (1990) by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Russell Braun
Impulse #9 (1995) art by Humberto Ramos features the children's section of a book store decorated with Sesame Street bookends.
Superman/Toyman #1 (1996) illustrated by Stuart Immonen, features a Kermit and Cookie Monster doll in a toy store
Adventures in the DC Universe #13 (1998) by Steve Vance shows Impulse singing a familiar song.
Superman Villains: Secret Files and Origins (1998) by Evan Dorkin features a faux catalogue of devices sold by the Toyman that references Tickle Me Elmo.
Preacher #41 (1998) by Garth Ennis includes one of the more popular references to the way in which Muppet characters are performed.
JSA #13 (2000) by David Goyer and Geoff Johns
In Automatic Kafka #2 (2002) by Joe Casey, The Warning blackmails Agent Stahl by threatening to reveal his unique activities while watching Sesame Street, insulting Maria in the process.
Fables #34 (2005) by Bill Willingham shows Jack and his lawyer scouting a studio near "Jim Henson Studios", which also shares a distinct similarity to Charlie Chaplin Studios.
Birds of Prey #95 (2006) by Gail Simone depicts one character hacking into a villain's computer software, making it play the "Sesame Street Theme".
In Ex Machina #17 (2006) by Brian K. Vaughan, Commissioner Angotti laments the use of puppets in a political protest, calling those using them "Sesame Street rejects".
The All-New Atom #13 (2007) by Gail Simone shows the title character riding a toad and calling it Kermit the Frog.
In Detective Comics #834 (2007) by Paul Dini, the Joker leaves lyrics to "The Muppet Show Theme" as a possible clue for Batman and Zatanna.
In Nightwing #135 (2007) by Marv Wolfman, Vigilante refers to Nightwing as "Kermit" and references "The Rainbow Connection."
DC's Vertigo label published an autobiography of Percy Carey featuring references to his childhood on the set of Sesame Street.
In Booster Gold #8 (2008) by Geoff Johns, Blue Beetle compares Hawkman to another giant bird.
In DCU Holiday Special #1 (2008) by Alan Burnett, Red Arrow refers to Shaggyman as Cookie Monster.
The Brave and the Bold #25 (2009) by Adam Beechen
In Gotham City Sirens #9 (2010) by Paul Dini, Harley Quinn is seen to have a Kermit the Frog doll on her bed.
Tiny Titans #26 (2010) by Art Baltazar and Franco. A "green holiday" (St. Patrick's Day) themed issue features a green suited character (Gizmo) hiding in a trashcan and laughing Oscar the Grouch's trademark grumpy laugh, "Heh, heh."
Zatanna #8 (2011) cover art by Stephane Roux
In Zatanna #8 (2011) by Paul Dini, Zatanna recalls her disastrous appearance on Sesame Street.
Justice League of America 80-Page Giant 2011, segment written by Adam Glass
Jack of Fables #50 (2011) by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Fables #127 (2013) by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, in which Flycatcher sings "Rubber Duckie" before taking a bath.
Famed comic book illustrator Alex Ross, having been first exposed to the institution of a superhero by Super Grover in his childhood, painted a lavish cover for the box of Palisades Toys' Super Grover Action Figure which was later released commercially as a poster print.
The 1982 book and audio set, Justice League of America: The Lunar Invaders was directed and produced by Christopher Cerf. As such, a large number of Sesame Street employees are also featured as characters and worked as crew on the project.
Produced and Directed by Christopher Cerf
Engineering by Doug Epstein (engineer on the albums Born to Add and Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs
Guest Piano Soloist: Genevieve Cerf (Christopher Cerf's wife)