Season Five of "Lost" went out with a bang (or lack thereof) last night, leaving many fans wondering where they're going to get their fix of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke and the rest of the mysterious island's inhabitants between now and the 2010 season. With a cast and filmmakers that have never shied away from projects close to comics fans' hearts (and in the case of Brian K. Vaughan, began their careers in comics), the series has carved out a niche for itself in the geek scene that will be sorely missed in the months until its sixth (and final) season kicks off.
But fear not, folks. Here's a breakdown of some other places you can find your favorite people from the island in and around the world of comics-related fare, from starring roles to blink-and-you-miss-it cameos.
TERRY O'QUINN (John Locke): Well before he was healed, returned from the dead and became the leader of The Others on "Lost," O'Quinn popped up in one of the better comic book movies made in the early '90s: "The Rocketeer." He played billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes in the retro-tastic superhero film, and with "Rocketeer" director Joe Johnston helming "The First Avenger: Captain America," maybe we can look forward another comics crossover for O'Quinn.
DOMINIC MONAGHAN (Charlie Pace): It probably goes without saying, but Charlie has been popping up in a lot of comics-friendly projects lately -- from Merry in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, to a recent role as Bolt, one of the Weapon X mutants in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
MATTHEW FOX (Jack Shephard): He got behind the wheel as Racer X in "Speed Racer," but his starring role in the upcoming adaptation Oni Press' "Billy Smoke" might make a trip to the comics shop worthwhile -- once the series is actually released, that is.
DANIEL DAE KIM (Jin Kwon): The resume of this "Lost" actor reads like a shopping list of comic book movies, with small roles in "Spider-Man 2" (playing a character named "Raymond") and "Hulk," as well as playing the voice of Metron in a 2006 episode of the "Justice League" cartoon, and General Fong in "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Kim also had a recurring role in the "Angel" television series (years after his "Lost" co-star Josh Holloway, who also had a cameo), playing Wolfram & Hart lawyer (and general bad guy) Gavin Park. (He also posed for this photo with me during New York Comic Con, which earns him bonus points.)
JOSH HOLLOWAY (James "Sawyer" Ford): Maybe it was a sign of things to come, but Sawyer's character in the second episode of "Angel" (titled "City Of") was simply called "Good Looking Guy."
HAROLD PERRINEAU (Michael Dawson): Michael's had an infrequent presence on "Lost" lately, but he can also be found in an episode of the 2003 "Spider-Man" cartoon as the voice of Louis Wyler, a.k.a. Turbo Jet.
EVANGELINE LILLY (Kate Austen): If you're really desperate for a quick fix, you could do worse than tracking down Lilly's uncredited cameos in 2003's "Freddy vs. Jason" or her 2002, single-episode "Smallville" appearance as a character's girlfriend (the episode is titled "Kinetic").
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE (Mr. Eko): Along with playing one of my favorite characters from "Lost," Akinnuoye-Agbaje will appear on the big screen as Heavy Duty in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" later this year.
NESTOR CARBONELL (Richard Alpert): You probably recognized him from his trademark eyeliner, but the never-aging Richard also appeared as Mayor Anthony Garcia in "The Dark Knight."
RODRIGO SANTORO (Paulo): One of the most beloved (*cough*) characters on "Lost" -- so much so that the show's creators famously devoted an entire episode to killing off him and his partner, Nikki -- Santoro made a more well-received bow as Xerxes, the Persian god king, in "300."
Have any other "Lost" cameos from around the comics world to add to the list? Let me know in the comment section!