Sunday, 31 May 2009

Larfleeze stole the World Cup

Here's a panel from the latest issue of Green Lantern. It shows Orange Lantern Larfleeze and his gang on the run with a bag of intergalactic swag. Acearooney!

Check out that trophy they've nicked.
It's The Jules Rimet Trophy!

Heh! That one will have gone over the heads of most Americans.

For those who don't know, The Jules Rimet trophy was the original World Cup. It was retired in 1970 after Brazil won it for the third time and were allowed to keep it. Four years prior to that, it was nicked from a display cabinet during the build-up to the 1966 World Cup in England. Luckily it was recovered a few days later when a dog called Pickles found it in a garden hedge!


Neil said...

Good spot! So was it Parallax in the box, or Pele..?

Dom Sutton said...

I'm in an Easter egg hunting frenzy at the mo!