Friday, September 28, 2007


Not every sound effect in mid-seventies FFs was "FOOM!", however. Here's one of the other...more unusual...sound effects in Fantastic Four #137:
Panel from Fantastic Four #137 (August 1973), written by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, art by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Glynis Wein, lettering by Artie Simek

Only a few months before this issue, actor, tough guy, and shag rug Burt Reynolds appeared nude in Cosmopolitan magazine. So let's put that Artie Simek-designed sound effect to good use, shall we?:


Artie Simek: saving us from Burt Reynolds since 1973.


Anonymous said...

"BURT" is a sound my five-month-old daughter makes. A lot. "SPLAK" not so much.

I wonder if Thomas & Conway got Simek on a conference call to work out the sound effects, or if they gave him free rein. Or maybe I just like the idea of a bunch of grown men on a conference call, making nonsensical sounds at each other.

J.R. Jenks said...

If FOOM is Friends of Ol' Marvel, then BURT is?

J.R. Jenks said...

Bouncin' Uncle Roy Thomas

J.R. Jenks said...

Bully's Underwater Rescue Team

Bully said...

I'd so buy that comic book!

Matthew E said...

Back Up Right There.

Bring Us Roast Terrapin.

Beat Up Red Tornado.

Gloria said...