Blackest Night in 60 Seconds



It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but today at ComicsAlliance, I’ve got the entire Blackest Night saga recapped in just one minute, complete with prologue and epilogue!

Long-time ISB readers might notice that with this one, I’ve rechristened them as 60-Second recaps rather than 30-second ones, which was prompted by a) the fact that I probably should’ve called them that all along, and b) doing it at ComicsAlliance, where I didn’t have to stick to my own precedent, which presented a good opportunity to change. But that doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that I have now been paid to draw the KGBeast, which means I can check yet another mark off on my list of Career Goals.

18 thoughts on “Blackest Night in 60 Seconds

  1. Every notice how the more comics Geoff Johns writes, the handsomer he gets? It’s like Warren Ellis is reverse!

  2. I can’t tell whether I love this because, or in spite, of my hunch that it started with Chris just straight up doing crayon doodles of the KGBeast at his desk. But either way, I love it.

  3. “Handsome” Geoff? Not “Jazzy” Geoff? Didio would, of course, be the Fresh Prince.

  4. It’s called a 60-second recap because Blackest Night was just that long. Only Geoff Johns could make a Night last longer than a Siege.

  5. Is it just me or do Hal and Geoff look eerily similar. They’re nearly in the same pose too!

  6. Only thing that keeps this from being perfect is no mention of the Anti-Monitor being beaten by being headshot with a person wrapped in a green bullet fired from a space roach’s sniper rifle.

  7. I got three of the Blackest Night rings free by flirting with the guy at the comic book store this weekend. I’ve got the ’emotions’ of green, blue and yellow.

    I now just pretty much wear them and point them at my collegues under my desk hoping they’ll go poof! and turn into a chair.

    A blue chair.

    Excellent work Mr Sims.

  8. Hey, I’m turning into an attractive chair and pouffe set – what the fu….

  9. Mwah ha ha.

    My ring is all powerful. Wait, does that sound as weird to you as it does to me?

    Oh who cares – you’re a chair! A blue chair of hope!

  10. Wonderful stuff! Thanks for describing how awesome Blackest Night was in crayons. Sure, the whole emotional spectrum stuff is silly but so are superhero comicbooks generally.

  11. You do realise that people LIKE your doodles, don’t you?
    I still get the giggles thinking about your Punisher page from the Civil War in 30 seconds recap.

    Publish a book of the stuff, dammit! I’ve already bought your t-shirt!

  12. But, there was a price to pay for the events Blackest Night: Judd Winnick became DC’s Editor-In-Chief.

    Well, it’ll keep him off the streets.