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Splish Splash 6

posted on August 26, 2021

The touching splash. I chose this one to show that drama comes in lots of sizes.

Splish Slash 5

posted on August 11, 2021

The shocker splash (again, house rules, my designation) is obviously trying to grab your attention with a horrific and totally unexpected scene. I’d say that the above scene qualifies on many levels. First with the act of a murder being committed which probably had Dr. Fredric Wertham of Seduction of the Innocent fame spinning in his grave, and, second, with the murder being committed by a hero which would send Wertham spinning counter clockwise. But, for better or worse, this is the sort of pandering you need to do these days if you want to arrest the eyeballs of a Dark Age comics reader.

Splish Splash 4

posted on July 8, 2021

Okay, this is just me here invoking house rules when I refer to this as a deflecto-grabber splash. I’m sure you won’t hear anyone else calling it that, but it’s the kind of thing that Stan would quite often do. It’s where you open a Daredevil book only to find Dr. Strange, Thor and Captain America and are thrown for just a nano second by Stan’s artful deflection of your thoughts in a different direction. Then you bounce back as you realize that Foggy Nelson is in a costume shop. It’s a deft touch that grabs your attention while also billboarding other titles without you even feeling it.