by @JoBrodie, soundnoticeboard.wordpress.com
Obviously comic books have to write out sound effects, and illustrators and writers have created a huge and flexible vocabulary for calling certain sounds to mind. It’s pretty clear from this forum thread that the posters are rather enjoying gathering up their favourite comic book sound effects:
” I tend to love odd ‘sound effects’. Read a comic (don’t remember the name) and the sound effect for a ripping shirt was indeed ‘shirt.'”
“X-Men fan here, so SNIKT and BAMF have always been a few of my favorites.
I also really like the little mechanical sound effects like~
ZKT and ZMMMM for electrical clicks and hummings”
You might also like the ‘dogs edition‘ of “The Hotspur“, a parish church magazine, which “includes a glossary of barking as a foreign language, listing woef (Afrikaans), bup, bup (Catalan), boj (Esperanto), guau guau (Spanish), baf-baf (Ukrainian) and wau wau (Vietnamese).” (Source: The Journal, 2009).