“Like, organs and stuff.” (X-Force #18)
Not the worst illustration of why I find Chris Eliopoulos’s use of large colored letters for what’s clearly meant to be normal voice stress a little weird. It reads as if Warren suddenly yelps out one word: “…any more than I need to kill you, Apocalypse, to find out what’s ALIVE!!! inside me.”
Obviously, this then forces Eliopoulos to find something even bigger and with added color on the edges of the balloon for Apocalypse’s second “No!” but that’s OK. Imagine how much better it would have been if it were the only such effect in the panel, though.
I realize that I should just get used to this, like the Silver Age convention that one exclamation mark substituted for a full stop and three exclamation marks substituted for an exclamation mark. But somehow, I can’t seem to let it go.
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