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March 28, 2010


FFF Results Post #203 -- Sounds

On Friday, CR readers were asked to, "Name Five Sound-Effects, Sounds or Noises From The Comics You'd Like To Hear In Person, Or That You Were Happy To Hear In A Movie." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Snikt
2. Bamf
3. Black Bolt whispers (from the next county)
4. Superman's scream as he punches his way through much of the Scrubb Armada
5. The cash register noise that accompanies anyone's eyes becoming dollar signs

*****

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Uriel A. Duran

1) Aquaman walking around in his wet costume
2) Thwip!
3) The voice of Dream of the Endless
4) The 'boom' of Boom Tubes
5) The engine of any vehicle designed by Jack Kirby

*****

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Eric Knisley

1. THOOOM!
2. The sound made when Don Blake's cane hits the ground.
3. The sound made when the Hulk's expanding feet blow out Bruce Banner's shoes.
4. The mechanical noises made MODOK.
5. The sound of Scrooge McDuck diving through his giant pile of money.

*****

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Don MacPherson

1) Thwip! (Web-shooters)
2) Thrakakoom! (Or any other Mjolnir effect)
3) Whatever sound Starfire's hair makes when she flies (just curious).
4) The sound that Arm Fall Of Boy's arms make when they fall off.
5) The Boom! of a Boom Tube opening.

*****

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Grant Goggans

1. The "SHFFF" of skysurfers on powerboards in Judge Dredd
2. The "BOOM" of a Boom Tube from New Gods
3. The "DOOM" of Surtur forging his sword in Thor
4. Black Canary's "canary cry"
5. The Hyper-Historic Headbang, from an old Alan Moore Future Shock.

*****

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Russell Lissau

1. snikt
2. bamf
3. pfaff (Batman's grapnel firing)
4. The Batcycle's rumbling in Dark Knight
5. yoink

*****

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Justin Colussy-Estes

1. The boomtube "BOOM"
2. Buddy Bradley vomiting
3. Maggie's jeans ripping
4. Any sound effect lettered by John Workman, particularly his run on Walt Simonson's Thor (I was always impressed by his Klang!s and KRAKOW!s)
5. Any or all of the sound effects from Far Arden ("Punch!" is a good start)

*****

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Michael Grabowski

1. Jack Mercer's Popeye mutterings in the Fleischer theatrical cartoons
2. Robin Williams' Popeye Mutterings
3. BLOIT! (Popeye's Muscle Popping Up)
4. floof floofiTy flif flif flof da-flaf! (Many Smoke Signals Rising Quickly)
5. Poit! (Cerebus popping in and out of existence)

Brought to you in part (#3 and 4) by the Don Martin Dictionary of Sound Effects.

*****

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Lou Copeland

1. Opus Tuba Solo
2. Thwip
3. The cluck of the Whiffle Hen
4. Wuffa Wuffa Wuffa
5. Plexus Ranger's Buzz-Knucksā„¢

*****

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Bill Matheny

1) SHKLURCH! -- A hippie wringing out juice from his beard. The great Don Martin from MAD #139
2) CHOK! -- From Master of Kung Fu, as I recall.
3) SHLIK SKLUSH SHLAKLE SPLAK -- Hanging wallpaper. One more (of dozens) from the mind of Martin, Mad #112
4) SCROITCH! -- Tubby playing the violin from issue #4.
5) Those little hearts floating above a charter's head when they're lovestruck.

*****

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Douglas Wolk

1) "K-POW" in the Scott Pilgrim movie trailer
2) Venus's siren song from Agents of Atlas
3) "HWWWWEDGIE," the sound of Thor giving Hercules a wedgie in Incredible Hercules
4) Scrooge McDuck diving into the coins in his money bin
5) Whatever it was Superman sang in Final Crisis

*****

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Adam Casey

1. An Invincible "Cha-THOOM!" punch
2. A Boom Tube opening
3. The inimitable "BA-THROOM!"
4. A M.O.D.O.K. brain blast
5. Anything for which Todd Klein had to develop a new typeface

*****

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Justin J. Major

1. The Batmobile accelerating (any version)
2. Surtur forging "Twilight", the gigantic "Sword of Doom" (Walt Simonson's Thor)
3. Ape Sex (Love and Rockets)
4. Thwip! (Spider-Man)
5. The Infinity Horn (Dreadstar)

*****

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Des Devlin

* The wind blowing through Tintin's Tibetan cave: WIUUUUW
* Mr. Natural being fellated in the desert by Big Baby: MMPGH MPGH MPGH SMURCH GORP SLUP *BLORP*
* Cerebus walking hip deep in snow to find out the deciding vote: WUFFAWUFFAWUFFAWUFFAWUFFAWUFFA
* Captain America hitting a robot with his shield: WANK!
* A Don Martin supermarket collapsing, in MAD #115: FAGROON KLUBBLE KLUBBLE

*****

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Whatever Superman was singing at the end of Final Crisis
2. Krakkaboom (or any John Workman lettered sound effects from Simonson's Thor run - from a distance)
3. Snap Ploobadoof
4. Ktang (from Capt. Marvel's nega bands)
5. Nurp

*****

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Matthew Craig

1. Superman's Song To Save The Multiverse (Final Crisis)
2. The Boom Tube (New Gods)
3. Mary Jane Watson's Laugh (Spider-Man)
4. Doop's Doop-Speak (X-Force/X-Statix)
5. The chime of the F-Sharp Bell (Green Lantern)

*****

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Christopher Brown

1. Woodstock's dialogue
2. Jimmy Olsen's signal watch: "zee zee zee..."
3. Starfire's starbolts: "SKREEEEE"
4. The Boom Tube
5. The "ZIP-POW" of Ignatz' brick to Krazy's head

*****

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Mark Coale

1. Ka-pow!
2. Thoom!
3. The guns from american flagg
4. The boing from male excitedness made by tex avery wolves
5. The klang of cap's shield when it bounces off a room full of AIM henchmen

*****

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Sean Kleefeld

1. ZIT-ZIT-ZIT-ZIF-ZAT-ZAT-SWIZAP!
2. PFFFT-FRACK! POP ---SPROiNG-GING
3. FLUK GROON GROON GROON GROON SPLAZITCH SPLAZATCH
4. GLADINK BZZZT KLADWAK SPROINK FWAK KAZIK
5. Any other sound effect conceived of by Don Martin

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. That satisfying "SKREEEeeeee!" sound when Magnus, Robot Fighter decapitates a robot with his bare hands
2. The equally satisfying "Gunch!" of a Bode' lizard getting his head and/or 'nads crushed
3. "Gnnyaarrrggghhh!" as someone dies in a CREEPY or EERIE comic
4. "Toot! Tweet! Bonk!" as the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. get stoned
5. ... and as Don Martin so eloquently put it: "Oot Gackle! Oot Geek!"

*****

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Robert Martin

1. Jesse Custer's "Voice of God" from Preacher
2. The "Papa Ooo Mow Mow" of the Somnambutol Snowballs in American Flagg!
3. Batroc the Leaper's alleged French accent
4. Banshee's scream
5. Also from Preacher: Arseface's voice

*****

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J.M. Shiveley

1. "Thwip"
2. The whirring of a batarang through the air
3. "BLAM BLAM BLAM"
4. The click of Morpheus turning the key to the gates of Hell
5. The sound of a banana peel slip

*****
*****
 
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