Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Onomatopoeia: Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z

Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z: There are few real life heroes in our society more selfless than the firefighter. Even when tragic circumstances prompt Jay Garrick to step into the role of a volunteer firefighter, the fleet-footed hero displays undeniable respect for the helmeted heroes he's working alongside. Manning a fire hose in an effort to douse a deadly blaze, the fastest man alive fights fire with a shower of hyphenated zeds. This might not be the most imaginative or evocative of comic book onomatopoeia but, like the Keystone City Fire Department, it gets the job done!

Issue: All-Flash #6 (September-October 1942)

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