Comics’ little joys

December 28th, 2008 by

It’s little things like this that just make me grin when I read comics:

In The Punisher presents: Barracuda #2 (written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Goran Parlov), there’s a throwaway line when Barracuda sees a former fellow inmate on a first class flight to a banana republic.  Digby, the former inmate who is shaking in his boots at seeing Barracuda confesses that he now works for Hart Consolidated, who sent him on the trip to look into someone’s financials.  Barracuda says that Hart’s one of the biggest outfits in the country, why would they hire a fraud like Digby?

Anyone know what Hart Consolidated is a reference to?  And the name Digby?

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3 Responses to “Comics’ little joys”

  1. Susie Says:

    The only Digby I can think of is the back from the dead dog, on Pushing Daisies. I don’t think that would be it. I do know that the band Hart recorded a song called Barracuda.

  2. jason Says:

    It’s a reference to the movie “9 to 5”, and Dabney Coleman.

  3. Susie Says:

    Ah, I have seen that movie, but not enough times to recognize the names.