Cities ain’t sounds

I don’t know what in the heck Jim Starlin was thinking with this sound effect:

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I believe I’m on record as being opposed to onomontoPOWia that are nothing more than common English words used as sounds, but this is easily the most egregious and least effective example I’ve seen to date. Come on, The Bronx isn’t even a city, it’s just a borough, you know? If you’re going to hack your way out of coming up with an actual effect, at least go for something incorporated.

Plus, it’s a crappy sound effect. When a guy with metal fists hits a giant hairy gay ape-man/galactic vampire from outer space wearing a sporty blue cloth tunic, the sound you’d get would be nothing like “BRONXX”. Off-hand, I can’t think of anything that would make that noise, to be honest. If you’re going to lame out with a city-based word, right here in Texas we could offer him “meXIa!” or “BANGs!” or “FROGNOT!”

I have to be honest with you, I’d love to see a comic book use “FROGNOT” in some way. Villain name, onomontoPOWia, the call sign for Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, I don’t care, just give me some Frognot!

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Jeff is a 44 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

9 Responses to Cities ain’t sounds

  1. I’ve always preferred “Troy” for reverberation effects– like if a butler drops a tray– plus it’s Michigan’s 12th largest city and Helen Of’s home. :)

  2. MEXIA! I live in Waco! I drive through Mexia any time I go to Florida and used to drive out to the lake that is out there to swim when I was little.

  3. Wow. I cheked the link of the list of cities. Wow. I cannot believe there is a city called Fucking.

  4. I didn’t realize you were that close, DJ, I’m just up NW of Austin. We’ll have to have a Texas HM People gathering some time.

    Collex, the human ability to name things stupidly never ceases to amaze me.

  5. Yeah. That would be awesome! Unfortunately I won’t be in Texas long. I have about another month or so before I fly to Poland. My dad got a job over there that last about 2 years.

  6. Jeff,
    I’m in Cedar Hill, which is south of Dallas, but I go through Austin on my may to San Antonio all the time.
    I’m in for a Texas HM get together.

  7. Hey, it coulda been worse. He could’ve said “Queens!” :)

  8. William Brust

    Ask and you shall receive. I’ll try my best to get you some Frognot.