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Graphically Novel

March 21st, 2007

With both DC and Marvel regularly releasing large collections of their old comics, there’s fun to be had in taking panels out of context:

Hawkman and Hawkgirl receive a dubious honor from the leaders of an unfortunately-named planet.

From Hawkman #11, 1965


And here’s a nice piece of purple prose, courtesy Marvel writer Gerry Conway.

Or, as we call them, air conditioners.

From Marvel Team-Up #5, 1972


The following may be my all-time favorite comic-book caption.

I also relish a rock ’em, sock ’em rhubarb. ‘Specially if it’s in a pie.

From Justice League of America #47, 1966


Not really from a comic book, but here’s Superman providing his own sound effects.

Little known fact about the Man of Steel:
He’s also known to shout “Kapow!,” “Phoom!” or even “Zort!” in the heat of battle.

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