Saturday, February 02, 2008
The Redundant Dialogue Files: "Yeow! I slipped on the floor!"
The wise Bill Reed reminded me of an amusing panel from The Mighty Thor #432 that I just had to scan.
This seems like a perfect time to start off a new recurring feature here at Dave's Long Box: The Redundant Dialogue Files, a celebration of comic book dialogue that needlessly explains what is made painfully obvious in the comic art itself.
During a battle with monstrous living statues, one of the stalwart cops from NYPD's Code: Blue anti-supervillain team slips on the floor. Perhaps the creative team felt that the art in the panel was ambiguous and needed further explanation - we may never know. But for whatever reason, the fallen trooper says: "Yeow! I slipped on the floor!" Thanks for the update, guy. Good thing he's wearing a helmet.
I'm not sure why, but I find this hilarious.