The sound of exploding fairies

From the pages of “Elfquest” comes this profoundly disturbing image of a fairy splooging herself into a troll’s face, in what I think I can safely say is the first example I have ever seen in a mainstream comic of a reverse facial:

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As artists, we’re often asked to come up with odd sound effect visuals, but I am pretty sure this one takes the cake. The next panel, where the troll has to wipe the sticky white goo off his face (I am not making this up) is almost as good, but doesn’t qualify as onomontoPOWia because there’s no actual sound effect. Still, in the interest of completeness for the historical record, here it is:

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Hats off to the Pinis for breaking the prudery barrier with this bold gender reversal.

(image ©1988 WaRP Graphics., Elfquest, Vol. 2, No. 30.)

4 Responses to The sound of exploding fairies

  1. “Spoot”? An exploding elf goes “Spoot”? I woulda figured “Boom!” or maybe “Ka-BLAM!” but “Spoot”? “Spoot” is the sound ketchup makes when it comes out of the bottle.

  2. Maybe she’s a ketchup fairy? No, then the Spoot would be red … mayo fairy?

  3. “Spoot!” sounds like the name of one of those sleazy, lower quality men’s magazines from the 70’s (Spoot! gives “Confessions of an Erotic Rent Collector” three and a half stains!).

  4. lmao @ Danny