Merlyn's
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: ofeliawang
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 823

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 23
Total: 24
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: td9993 > Community Forums
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Home
03: My Account
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Home
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Home
10: My Account
11: Home
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Home
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Stories Archive
19: Stories Archive
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: News

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Comic books › Marvel › Incredible Hercules, Incredible Onomatopoeia
Incredible Hercules, Incredible Onomatopoeia

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexMarvel
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
HZeraze
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 249

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Incredible Hercules, Incredible Onomatopoeia Reply with quote

I don't know how many of you here are reading Marvel's Incredible Hercules series. If you didn't already know, this series, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, has been getting stellar reviews since it first came out.

Don't just take my word for it:

iloverobliefeld.blogsp...vol-1.html

www.pakbuzz.com/entrie...1958.shtml

comicsworthreading.com...-hercules/

www.bigshinyrobot.com/...hives/1540

Instead of going on about that, though, I wanted to talk about the onomatopoeia that is so ridiculously good that it has become a trademark of this series.

In case you forgot, onomatopoeia are the whacky words that act as sound effects in the comics, like WHAM!, POW!, and BOOM! In this title, though, they have ones that are not only much more imaginative, much crazier-sounding, but occasionally they even act as commentary on the action.

Here are a list of some of them, just from the back issues we have available at Merlyn's:

#113:
GWAM!
SKRUNK!
SHBRCH! (Wonder Man getting hit with a telephone pole)

#119 (Secret Invasion crossover):
QUAKTASHTAKRAKSHTAFRAKWOYM!!!
PABWUMP
GWANOOOOOME

#120 (Secret Invasion crossover)
WAKACHAKABOOM!!!
NA-COSBOOM!!
QWFOOSH!
GA-BLOIK!

#121
SWOO-BAKOK!! (Namora flying through an Amazon aircraft)
SHTUUUUP! (Amazonian rocket hitting Hercules in the face while he was trying to make a speech)
GRRRLPWRRRRROOOOOOM

#123
KRAKKINAJAA!
KRRJJTA-KRAKOOM!

#127 (Dark Reign crossover)
MAKKAMESS! (Herc tipping over a table in a diner)
RMMBLTYM

#130
ORCA-POWWW (Herc getting punched by Orca in the Underworld)
ABOMMINA (Herc getting punched by guess who?)
PAPAKRAK (Herc getting punched by his own father!)

#132
CAPSMAK (Athena hitting a harpy with her shield)
KRACKAHUMMMMAA (Herc hitting a giant troll with a Humvee)
KALLIKANTZAPOW

#136 (HercThor vs Thorcules) I won't even begin to explain these ones...
SHOKKAKAAAAAN
WHATAMANNNN
SUKKKAPUNCH
NURP
GODDATHUNDAAA
THORRRRULZ
GOTCHAGAAAIN
BRRRRZZZZAAAAM
...and I left out the two best ones.

Now, these fun "sound effects" aren't what the comic is all about. There is great superhero action sprinkled with a solid chunk of humor in each issue. Mythology buffs can find stories that touch on elements rarely discussed even in Marvel comics.

We have a number of back issues available and for those who are interested you can subscribe to pick up each new issue as it comes out.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexMarvel All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

New items in the store
Last post by td9993 in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 24, 2014 at 00:35:31

Cool Stuff 04/22 has a comic that will make you feel old
Last post by td9993 in Other on Apr 23, 2014 at 01:41:32

Pax Romana
Last post by Sparksjavi in Independent on Apr 22, 2014 at 03:45:46

Shocks and Fetches and Foils!
Last post by sthar9 in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 21, 2014 at 18:03:01

MYTH ~ A game of MYTHic heroes and lots of miniatures.
Last post by td9993 in Board Game General on Apr 19, 2014 at 22:46:39

Last Night on Earth!!!
Last post by td9993 in Board Game General on Apr 19, 2014 at 22:38:00

DUNGEON RAIDERS! Different every time you play
Last post by td9993 in Other on Apr 18, 2014 at 02:49:38

Days of Destruction/Days of Revolt-Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco
Last post by td9993 in Graphic Novels on Apr 16, 2014 at 02:49:16

Cool Stuff 04/15 Hello, goodbyes, past and futures
Last post by td9993 in Other on Apr 16, 2014 at 02:15:41

New Spiderman Story from amazing writers Waid and Robinson
Last post by sthar9 in Marvel on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:45:50


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1085
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars