Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sivana sounds off!
How many times has this happened to you? You're driving home from work; your mind is on what's for dinner, is there a game on TV tonight...you pull up to a stop light. Suddenly you feel a tremor. You think, earthquake! But you realize it's a sound, a pulsing, loud sound that is shaking the windows of your car, causing the road to buckle, cars to levitate inches off the blacktop, and your whole head to vibrate. Then you recognize it...it's some jerk with his stereo system turned up so it can be heard on the moon. His sub-woofer is really woofin', man...the bass is so loud the fillings are dropping from your teeth. You turn to look at this person. He's a cool dude, sunglasses, cigarette dangling from his lower lip, gold chains around his neck, and when he sees you looking he gives you a sneer and actually turns up his stereo another notch, making sure the noise level approaches the decibel level for a 747 takeoff!
By the time you get home your ears are ringing like the bells of St. Mary's. It doesn't matter how loud you turn up the TV. You won't hear the game tonight. Better just turn on the closed captioning.
Anyway, here's our story today: "Sivana's Sound Plague" from Captain Marvel Adventures #118, 1951. Wear your earplugs while you read.