And now, an excellent example of dialogue-as-sound-effect…

§ July 26th, 2017 § Filed under scans § 2 Comments

…but it certainly took me a second to parse it out as I came across these panels while flipping through the comic:


from Defenders #126 (December 1983) by J. M. DeMatteis and Alan Kupperberg

2 Responses to “And now, an excellent example of dialogue-as-sound-effect…”

  • Thom H. says:

    I love The New Defenders! Alan Kupperberg was so good on that book, and Don Perlin was amazing once it got gritty and weird. So many fond memories…

    To your point, I assume “PUNK!” is just the sound of his head hitting the floor? Or maybe it’s the end of his sentence? Definitely difficult to parse.

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    So he tripped over Valkyrie’s Pegasus, which is really small for some reason? Or is that some sort of ice sculpture that Iceman had just whipped up?

    It is a nice sound effect! Sort of like a KER-PLUNK adapted for different circumstances.