Chris Sims, proprietor of the hilarious Invincible Super-Blog, has thrown down the 30 Second Recap challenge, in which a noted comic book story is summarized using only a few panels and super-fast drawing. Since I'm a professional cartoonist, I tried to go as fast as I could without putzing over the details...while still trying to make it look like a sucky drawing. My entry for the 30 Second Recap goes back a ways to the classic early-70's shocker The Death of Gwen Stacy, one of the most dramatic comic book stories I've ever read (or ever expect to read). Click on the thumbnail image of the recap for a full-size view.
I'll have to admit, there's something charming about knocking a story down to its barest essentials....even a dark storyline like this one. Enjoy!
P.S.: Hey Chris...do I get extra credit for that kick to the face in panel seven?
As both DC and Marvel Comics transition from one cosmos-shaking Mega-Event to another, it's important for comics fans everywhere to watch for the warning signs of Mega-Event Derangement Syndrome (or MEDS for short). MEDS symptoms include intense confusion, chronic hyperbole fatigue and a rapidly deflating wallet!
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, put the comic book down and call your doctor!
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