I wanted to get something posted today and although I’m not quite finished (have most of the last issue to read) here’s what I learned from reading Crisis of Infinite Earths:
1) You have at least five volume levels for screaming in print. The simple exclamation point Pariah, page 63 “Where am I? I need to know!” There is the ALL CAPS SCREAM! like The Spectre on page 293 “I DARE, CRUEL ONE!” There is the ALL CAPS yet stylized scream usually reserved for a vowel sound but also used for general screaming. See Green Arrow on page 344 his “AGHH!” is stylized. Then there is the ALL CAPS stylized scream in colour. This type of scream is also meant to be your general sound effect but you can also use it for names like Mera on page 343 “LORI!” and negativity like Wally West on page 341 “NO!”. There’s also the more sound effecty version on page 34 where Flower shouts “YAAGGH” in a magenta sort of red colour. But you know the most important yelling is done by the Barry Allen Flash because it’s in blue. P. 233 “NEVER AGAIN!”
2) Animal Man has my favorite line “Well, cut my calories and call me skinny.” I really need to pick up those Animal Man trades now.
3) I have a photocopier that doubles as a scanner so I have a terrible image here. But who is this guy riding a giraffe? He is now officially the lamest hero/villain I know. A giraffe? Sure they’re endangered and all but technically isn’t the giraffe saving him? Okay, I guess the giraffe can’t point with a finger like that, but c’mon! (I'll post a better image if I find one).
Otherwise I’ve been enjoying it (more or less) but I think The Absorbascon and The Low Road are already saying most things I want to. If only I had a few extra hours in my days…