Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You're gonna go blind!

There are some sound effect words, or onomatopoeias that just can't be used after something. Writers Bendis and Mack and/or letterer Joe Caramagna should know that (I'm sure someone as foulmouthed and internet-savvy as Bendis knows it) "fap" is used as a verb on the internet to refer to male masturbation. It's not a secret, and it's actually derived from the sound of the hand slapping the thigh, so it IS an SFX...

I have seen it before in a couple of books; but only once or twice... this double page spread is just... too much.


The hotel room exterior, the Jack and Matt Murdock murdock clippings, the nun picture (yeah, I know it's Matt's mom)... all that makes it even more disturbing. The last panel provides a clue, and the next page shows us it's just someone punching a sandbag:


Can we not use that SFX except for what it's intended?

(From Daredevil: End Of Days #8 of 8, by writers Brian Michael Bendis & David Mack, and/or letterer Joe Caramagna.)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

America... Fuck Yeah!

"I'm shooting cowboys and robots with an laser shotgun. I've never felt more.... AMERICAN!" Quentin Quire.


(From Wolverine And The X-Men #27, by writer Jason Aaron.)

Imp-eccable Paralelisim

Loki uses current pop culture to his advantage:


(From Young Avengers V2 #03, by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie.)

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Liberty To Move

Uuuh... I'm pretty sure the Statue Of Liberty is not on Ellis Island... But hey, you never know if Damage Control had to move after some superhero/villain battle on Liberty Island, right?


(From New Avengers V3 #04, writer Jonathan Hickman, most likely; but perhaps also artist Steve Epting.)