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Quick Action Panels


(permanent link) added: 2012-11-14 18:32:59 sponsor: Prfnoff (last reply: 2012-12-27 18:44:52)

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A series of panels in a comic book or strip depicting rapid motion over a very short timeframe. These panels often stand out for unusual narrowness.

The opposite of Splash Panel. See also Decompressed Comic.

  • Calvin And Hobbes, in an entirely wordless new-format Sunday strip, had a row of eight panels showing Calvin trying to run away from one of Hobbes's surprise pounces.
  • In the final page of the EC Comics story "Master Race!", the first row of panels show the former Nazi concentration camp guard falling off the subway platform towards the oncoming train, and the second row shows various perspectives of the train rushing down the tracks towards him and entering the station. This entire sequence is wordless, unusually for EC.

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