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.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Can A-knee-body Help Me?

When you've been just injured by a supervillain, it's good to have a knee that will call 911 for you.

(From Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #20, letterer Cory Petit.... or possibly the uncredited Marvel production team.)

Two Lantern Moments

Guy Gardner gets his ring back... awesome!

And then, the Manhunters come back to bite the Guardians in their blue rumps:

(From Green Lantern Corps Annual #1, by writer Peter Tomasi and artist Chrischross.)

Friday, February 08, 2013

Storm Sings The Blues

"Out of the blue"? Yes, out of the blue color of the ginormous tsunami that was dropped on Wakanda by Storm's ally, the Phoenix-possesed insane Namor!!! The same tsunami that killed a lot of the population and destroyed a lot of the country's infrastucture? Yeah, out of the blue indeed.

(From Uncanny X-Force #1, writer Sam Humphries.)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Bear Kryptonian

Is Superman suposed to look like Eli Roth?

(A Moment from Justice League #16, cover artist Langdon Foss.)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'd do the same.

Quentin Quire has his priorities straight:

(This Moment comes from "Wolverine & The X-Men #24.)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jurisdiction Issues

If those cops belong to the Philadelphia Police Department, why are they raiding a house in Brooklyn?

Oh yeah, because the previous 20 pages had transcurred in Philly... okay?

(From Venom #30, pencillers Thony Silas & Roger Robinson.)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Industrial Strength Mistake

Nate, Nate... "Ramstein" is the place in Germany and the name of the base, "Rammstein" is the band.

(From Ultimate Comics Iron Man #4, writer Nathan Edmonson.)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Broken Tail

Holy crap, three posts in one month?!?!? Yeah, what can I say. This is something that sometimes happens to us letterers (well, it happens to me sometimes), but it's usualy caught at some point before the book is printed or otherwise published. To this letterer's (and editors, etc) credit, the lost balloon tail is white on stormtrooper armor, so it's not that easy to spot.


(From Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's First 2 of 2, letterer Michael Heisler.)