This page is devoted to “real life people” appearing in comics. Note: No skrulls, no imposters. Only the real thing.
Celebrity appearances in comics!
In FF#141 and 142, we learn that Ben loves to decorate by hanging photos of movie stars (1974)
NYC Mayor Abe Beame and three Presidents. Carter is eating peanuts, Gerry has a band-aid and Reagan mentions another actor. What is this, Mad Magazine? From F4 #178. (1975)
Uri Geller meets Daredevil, in DD #133 (1976)
Jimmy Carter in Justice League of America #150 (1978)
John Wayne, from Fantastic Four #196. (1979)
Steve Martin from Iron Man #138 (1980)
Teddy Roosevelt from Captain America #255 (1981)
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy from Avengers #218 (1982)
Charles Bronson and Marlon Brando meet Kingpin from Daredevil #188 (1982)
David Letterman and Paul Shaffer Avengers #239 (1984)
Ronald Reagan from Avengers 246 (1984)
Johnny Carson from West Coast Avengers #3 (1985)
Mikhail Gorbachev, from Justice League #2 (1985)
Ronald Reagan, from Uncanny X-Men #200 (1986)
Refrigerator Perry and Larry Hagman from Iron Man #222 (1987)
Ronald Reagan (reverting from being turned into a reptile) in Captain America #344 (1988)
Freddie Krueger from The Incredible Hulk #355 (1989).
Punisher as Charles Bronson, from War Zone #26 (1994)
Pogo and the Walt Kelley crew, from Dave Giffen’s “Maximum Security” event, issue #2 (2001)
Lance Ito from JLA #65, presiding over the case of Plastic Man’s kid.
Grommit! from Captain America: What Price Glory? (2003)
Illustrated by Frank Cho, of course.
Sideshow Bob? From Ms. Marvel #9 (2016)
Appearances by Comic Book Creators!
Stan, Jack and other Bullpenners from Fantastic Four #176. Check out the autographed Vision poster! (1975)
A statue of Jim Shooter, from Fantastic Four #229 (1981). I suspect this was part of Marvel’s effort to make Jim Shooter as much of a personality as Stan Lee, who himself had gone to Hollywood to try to sell and develop Marvel TV and movie properties.
Julius Schwartz, from Justice League #153 (1978). JLA had a whole alternate Earth where its creators existed, just like Marvel.
Ann Nocenti from Avengers #215 (1982). A cameo by one of Marvel’s first female writer/editors, and one of its most controversial.
Al Milgrom, the artist, draws himself into Avengers #237 (1983). I can’t find any relevant significance to the name “Sikorski.” Maybe Al was really Polish? Anyway, he became an ongoing character–but this was his first appearance.
John Byrne from Fantastic Four #262 (1984)
Mike Carlin Captain America #311 (1986)