Created By: Grandy on May 31, 2011 Last Edited By: Grandy on June 4, 2011

Comic Book Exclamation

In comic books, all sentences end with an exclamation mark!

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In some comic books, it is hard to find any sentence ending in a full stop! Rather, it seems all sentences either end on exlamation marks or reticences!

Yes, I am trying to be self-demonstrative here!

Is This Tropeable?!

Needs a Better Title!
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  • May 31, 2011
    Aielyn
    Ubiquitous Exclamation?

    Comic books may be the most common place to see it, but I can imagine a few other places, including advertisements.

    The question in this case, I think, is... are there that many examples of it actually happening? That is, where comic books really have few, if any, full stops? Or is it more "hey, there are a lot of exclamation marks in some of the comic books I read"? If it's the latter, then it's not tropeable, in my opinion.
  • May 31, 2011
    Lysythe
    This was more common when printing wasn't as good. Sometimes the full stops didn't always get printed properly, so they used exclamation marks instead as there was a higher chance that it would print.
  • May 31, 2011
    PaulA
    Currently covered under Emphasize Everything, but might be worth splitting off.
  • May 31, 2011
    JonnyB
    Especially Mary Worth and Apartment 3G!
  • May 31, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Secret Wars: Only 14 sentences end with a period. All other sentences end with either exclamation points or question marks.
  • May 31, 2011
    Rolf
    ) How did we miss this?
    P
  • June 1, 2011
    SKJAM
    It was so ubiquitous that the creator credits used to use exclamation points for middle initials. (Eliot S! Maggin, Scott S! Shaw, etc.)
  • June 1, 2011
    Grandy
    @Aielyn

    Pick any Disney comic, then pick any Monicas Gang comic!

    None of them will have full stops!
  • June 1, 2011
    Schitzo
    The Pokemon games are notorious for this.
  • June 1, 2011
    NESBoy
  • June 1, 2011
    jaytee
    Needs A Better Title. I Thought It Meant a joke that you're really excited about!
  • June 3, 2011
    doubleyouteeeff
    Comic Bangs? Excited Speech Bubble? Full Stop Bang?

    I feel better about Ubiquitous Exclamation than I do about those three I just made up.
  • June 3, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
  • June 3, 2011
    Aielyn
    I suspect people have overlooked my suggestion, since it's concise, descriptive, and covers more than just Comic Books.

    Ubiquitous Exclamation.
  • June 4, 2011
    Grandy
    But Aielyn, problem is, this is a comic book trope.
  • June 4, 2011
    Aielyn
    It's a trope that is common in comic books. But what happens if and when non-comic-book examples appear? Heck, what about examples from advertising? It's not uncommon for advertisers to put exclamation marks on everything in advertising campaigns, because it makes claims "pop", makes them seem more assertive.

    It's better to have the trope name be a little more general, rather than restricting it to one category only. Unless it's only possible for one specific medium to fit a trope (like, say, a trope about videogame design, which would only apply to video games), the trope name should be able to cover all possible instances.
  • June 4, 2011
    Infophile
    The problem might just be that people don't all know what "Ubiquitous" means. Perhaps something like Everpresent Exclamation, which comes with a bit of Added Alliterative Appeal.
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