comic book lingo

I’m sure this is the place where I can finally have a discussion on words frequently used in comics since the

golden age. Which ones have u noticed? I’ll start off with a few. Luddite, Prattle, Dolt, the phrase “so much” as in

he got hit with so much slag. Harpie, criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot. Which ones have u noticed?

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Most recently…
YJ has: aster, whelmed, moded, and crash the mode.
Flash CWVERSE:Shway (maybe it appeared in print first)

Bronze Age: “man” as in “look, man, I didn’t steal that stuff.”

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Yes the Bronze Age “man” was widely used

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I will give this thread no quarter. Not that you asked for quarter.

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Golden age: Chum
Silver: Fantastical

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AlexnderKnox

I’m hip to usage of quarter that’s a good find.

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Msgtv

Great ones

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Wanton is a big one. It was wanton violence.

golden Age: chap (used by any British character)
Silver Age: Astonishing

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@DeSade i believe “shway” first appeared in Batman Beyond (animated).

Teen Titans (1966) had “check” which was used an affirmation on whatever was being said. Agreement on a thought or following through on battle orders.

I’ve always been a fan of “nuff said”, but i believe that’s strictly Marvel.

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I find that characters in comics use “whom” and “whomever” in dialogue, which I know is grammatically correct (i.e. “to whom?”), but it feels really unnatural and clunky.

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Silver and Bronze Ages (mostly Marvel): "Senses shattering!’

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Late 60s, early 70s to be more relatable:
Cat
Hip
Farout

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Another from the 60’s that got co-opted

“Tune in” also “turn on”.

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“That tears it”

“Great Guns!!”
From almost every Superman comic in the silver age.

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“Great Guns!!”
From almost every Superman comic in the silver age.

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From the silver age…

“Look pal”

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@AntLeon
You are correct. “Shway” appears in Batman Beyond episode 3. (I need to go back and re-watch episodes 1 & 2, just to confirm that it was episode 3 for the first instance of its use.

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@Desade i liked its use in this most recent season of The Flash

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