Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Onomatopoeia: BZZ-ZZZ-ZZZ

BZZ-ZZZ-ZZZ: During the Golden Age of comics Jay Garrick, in spite of his astonishing super-speed powers, regularly found himself in some classic pulp scenarios, including this unfortunate incident involving the Three Dimwits and a buzz saw. Just imagine the humiliation of being killed by a cliffhanger cliche. Add this blaring bombilation to the list of distinctive noises that you don't want to hear just before you open your eyes in the morning!

Issue: All-Flash #5 (Summer 1942)


Anonymous said...

I like how they don't try to help him. "He's done for, let's get out of here!"

Dixon said...

Yes, Lia! That's what cracked me up about these panels. Oh, those Dimwits, always reliable!