Friday, November 14, 2008


It's a whole new day at Friday Night Fights; the mighty Bahlactus has passed the torch to the somewhat curiously-named Spacebooger, and after a short break we're back and in effect. The theme this time is onomatopoeia, defined by Mr. Webster as "the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it " or "the use of words whose sound suggests the sense". I think the fifth panel, and its attendant visual sound effect, qualifies in the case of the second definition- unless you're fond of Kevin Smith Green Arrow comics, you won't find too many examples of people shouting out "BAM" or "POW" as the slug someone. Anyway, I found this page at CSBG this morning; it's from Hulk #142, and it's one of those "you gotta see it to believe it" type stories (click on the CSBG link to read the pertinent pages) that only could have been conceived at the dawn of the 1970's, featuring a cameo from Tom Wolfe and the use of his "Radical Chic" stories as the springboard for a superhero slugfest. Weird.

Anyhoo, script by (who else?) Roy Thomas, pencil art by Herb Trimpe, inks by John Severin.

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