Who or what wields or represents the ultimate in sonics/hypersonics/antisonics and/or sound related devices in comicdom?
I'm looking either for instances of remarkable sound feats or beings thought of traditionally as sonic masters.
Here's a preliminary list of some major contenders for the title:
Banshee, Sean Cassidy (Marvel Comics)
Shocker (Marvel Comics)
Silver Banshee (DC)
I'll start with the instance foremost in my mind and the individual I think most likely destined to win this contest, at least in modern times.
Note, however, you can choose a character or feat from any era that you think deserves honorable mention here:
That's not a showing of personal power so much as uncanny skill and, IIRC, Braniac 5's extraordinary intelligence.
Mother Boxes are well known for doing amazing things in any era, including allowing Batman to legitimately survive a pounding from Darkseid, and, arguably, turning a yellow sun into a red sun (Supergirl Volume 5 #17 or thereabouts).
It's certainly a credit to Superman that he could remember the specs to building something like that
(he had to construct the machine from one look at a unit Braniac 5 had tucked safely away),
but it's more the equivalent of a speaker or singer doing their work over an intercom or megaphone system, IF we're talking purely sound wise.
Also, that's not DCnU Superman but the so-called "pre-boot" version.
If I recall correctly, that scene was the resolution of Final Crisis, the series that took place just before the company wide "Flashpoint" event.
Definitely earns a place in this thread just the same.
Likewise, the "wish machine" Superman constructed will be given extra consideration for best sound device.
I think, to find a "Black Bolt" style showing from the supers, you'd have to go back a few years. For starters, that sort of thing is generally viewed today as destructive, and thus not the sort of thing our Kryptonian heroes would be wont to do if they had better alternatives. In fact, the only BB style episode in the DCnU that I know of is an unfocused cry of pain that comes when Superman's cousin Supergirl is assaulted by mech bots. It's not directly the mech bots themselves that cause the distress -- Supergirl is experiencing the influx of worldwide sound that comes as her superpowers activate for the first time -- but they certainly compound it ... AND begin to suffer for unwittingly doing so ...