August 12, 2013
After much debate with myself, I've decided to include music notes in the database. So I've gone back through the comics I've entered and found 11 new entries. I've also included cases where characters speak in pictograms.
Unlike the other entries that I spell out exactly, all musical notes will be under a simple "♫" for two reasons One, there are only limited types of notes I can enter as symbols, and two, many of these are unique scores and they could take up hundreds of spots on the FX list, and I didn't want that. Pictograms will be written out in [brackets].
Doing this added one more comic to the database that had previously been devoid of effects:
Meanwhile, I decided against including hearts floating around people. This database focuses on sound effects, and I think hearts are visual effects, so I don't think they have a place here. The same policy will go for the following visual effects that seem to surround characters' heads: steam, sweat, stars, and birds.
July 7, 2013
Here are the rest of the Marvel books from December 1961. Amazing Adult Fantasy #7 did not contain any sound effects. I've made a page listing books I've checked but which provided nothing to add to the database.
There are 30 new entries, and I've also reached a landmark 100th sound effect, the CLICK CLICK to the right.
This doesn't have a sound effect, but I found it notable... a Martian named Jonn in a Marvel comic! From Strange Tales #91:
July 4, 2013
I've added about half of the Marvel books from December 1961. It took a little while to research the supporting characters names in the teen books so I could tag them. 26 new entries!
I noticed a fun little crossover between Marvel's teen humor books this month. Back in the day, Marvel asked readers to send in their fashion designs for their girly books. Then Marvel would print the readers' names next to their designs.
In Kathy #14, Kathy and her rival Liz are competing to have their fashions appear in Marvel's other magazines. In the story, Kathy gets hers published in Patsy and Hedy #79, while Liz's fashion is printed in Patsy Walker #98. And sure enough, in the actual comics printed this month, both P&H #79 and PW #98 contain fashions "submitted" by "Kathy Carter" and "Liz Hilton!"
In the same month, Kathy also met Millie the Model in Life with Millie #14. A very neat piece of synergy before there was any concept of a cohesive Marvel universe!