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Category Archives: OnomontoPOWia
I’d say that giant space-going chimp blimps that spit lasers — literally — accompanied by the following onomontoPOWia effects are right up there at the top of the Awesome List: I don’t know about you, but I can never get … Continue reading
And lo, the faithful shall reach enlightenment through the sound of bullets firing from the breasts of the Skull God: Apparently one of the world’s largest religions was formed not when Siddhartha sat under a tree until he gained enlightenment, … Continue reading
Like a great Zen koan, “What is the sound of a three-toed hyper-strong blond-wig-wearing green-skinned Abominatrix jumping?” tickles your brain and sprains your consciousness into a higher plane of existence. Because let’s face it, the fact is that there is … Continue reading
I never found the “Power Pack” comics appealing and I think part of the reason is the slightly creepy idea of skin-tight spandex uniforms on little kids. A (not so) subtle sexual component is absolutely part of the super-hero genre, … Continue reading
Note to all comics creators: If you have a female protagonist who is getting head-butted in a sensitive region, never ever ever use the following onomontoPOWia: That is all.
Good onomontoPOWia should be like a strong spice in a main course — present, but not overpowering, punchy without being dominating. In other words, the complete opposite of this panel from “Silver Star”: On one hand, you definitely get the … Continue reading
When a lithe, muscular, bald-pated outer-space super-powered individual goes through a pane of glass, it sounds like this: But when a fat guy goes through an almost identical pane of glass in the very same comic, it sounds like this: … Continue reading
Despite the fact that I live on a small ranch with lots of animals around, I had no idea that if you combined a sheep with a cow the resultant hybrid would transform from a placid, cud-chewing “moo cow” to … Continue reading
For this week’s installment of onomontoPOWia, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at an actual published comic page with sound effects, and then without. “Showcase ’93″, issue 9 (©DC Comics) features a fight in a convention … Continue reading