Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Onomatopoeia: WAAAK, etc.

WAAAK, etc: WAAAK. WOK, WOK, WOK. THOOK. KRUNNCH. These are the brutal, stomach-churning noises of a life-or-death struggle taking place at inhuman speed. Given that no less than five speedsters are engaged in the attack, to an eyewitness of this battle pitting the Flash, Lady Flash, and the Kapitalist Kouriers against the Soviet super-soldier Proletariat, those grim sounds would likely be all that could be discerned of the event. This chaotic panel also goes to show that, despite the necessity for onomatopoeia in comic book storytelling and the inherent fun in such wordplay, you can definitely have too much of a good thing!

Issue: The Flash (v.2) #51 (June 1991)

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