On page 1, panel 5, we see that even Mrs. Johnson's
biohazard suit has a name tag that simply says "Mrs.
On page 3, Perfect Tommy figures out that Happy Wiener is
really Blue Blaze Irregular #8539, Felix Frankfurter IV,
great grandson of the Supreme Court Justice and nephew of
the dean of the Orthodox Rabbinate of Denver. There really
was a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court named Felix
Frankfurter from 1939-1962. Young Felix IV has chosen his
nom de guerre of Happy Wiener as a synonym of Felix
Frankfurter: "wiener" is another name for Frankfurter and
"happy" is the English translation of the Latin word "felix".
Orthodox Rabbinate of Denver appears to be a fictional
On page 5, Tommy mentions Jimmy Page and Lady Gillette
mentions Joni Mitchell. Both are guitarists/songwriters,
Page most notably with Led Zeppelin.
The Idaho State Police vehicles on
page 11 look very much like the
actual ones used in Idaho.
The binoculars Whorfin pulls out of his trench coat on page
22 must be some kind of super-Lectroid binoculars to be able
to see the Mir space station in orbit while he's still
well within Earth's atmosphere!
On page 24, Tommy says to Lady Gillette, "...don't cry for
me, Argentina." This is from the song of the same name by
Andrew Lloyd Webber in the 1978 musical play Evita.
On page 25, Hen appears to be sitting in the same tub of
blood in which Hanoi Xan was sitting in
"Return of the Screw" Part 1,
and has the same gnarled, old hands and abnormally long
fingernails, lending weight to the supposition that Hanoi
Xan is able to change his appearance drastically to appear
as different people.
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