Comics Ate My Brain

August 22, 2008

Friday Night Fights

Filed under: friday night fights, meme, star wars — Tom Bondurant @ 11:59 pm
For someone who described her home planet as “peaceful” and “hav[ing] no weapons,” Leia Organa sure is good in a scrap.

Of course, she also famously declared that “someone has to save our skins!”

Bahlactus decrees Ladies’ Night, even in a galaxy far, far away!

[From “To Take The Tarkin!” in Star Wars #52, October 1981. Written by David Michelinie, pencilled by Walter Simonson, inked by Tom Palmer, lettered by John Morelli, colored by David Warfield. Scan from the reprint in Star Wars: A Long Time Ago … Volume 3.]

What voice goes well with "Imperius Rex?"

Filed under: defenders — Tom Bondurant @ 1:25 am
Somewhere along the way I picked up the impression that reading to one’s newborn helps her development, regardless of what one reads.

Since I’ve been re-reading the Essential Defenders books, naturally I tried dramatizing a couple of issues (#s 5 and 6) for Olivia’s benefit. Issue #5 featured Namor, Doctor Strange, and the newly-minted Valkyrie against Omegatron/Yandroth; and #6 pitted the non-team (this time adding the Silver Surfer) against Cyrus Black.

My question is, what can I do to make the voices distinct? Omegatron/Yandroth was easy, because the context indicates how … slowly … he … should … speak. The Doctor Orpheus voice didn’t really fit for Doctor Strange. A Boris Karloff voice worked a little better for the Silver Surfer, but it became harder to sustain. I don’t know what kind of accent Namor would have, and I didn’t do anything special for Valkyrie.

(Thank goodness Olivia was asleep while I read the Avengers/Defenders crossover!)

I’m into the Steve Gerber issues now, with not so much Namor and Surfer but more Hulk and guest-stars. Any suggestions?

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