‘Secret Wars II’ in one panel

So if anyone checked into my Twitter feed the last few days (or the updated Utopian blog today), you may be aware that I was struck down by some sort of evil stomach bug upon my return from Santa Barbara this weekend. Which has put me behind by a few days. This timing is pretty terrible, not the least of which is because Chris Sims, he of the Invincible Super-Blog, put out the challenge for his annual “30 Second Recap Contest” last week, and the due date is today.

Between my mini-vacation and my stomach-churning ailment, I was not able to create my epic retelling of a godlike entity’s arrival on Earth to seek the source of desire and blah blah blah. So instead, I have been forced to boil down the essence of Marvel Comics’ classic 1980s maxi-series Secret Wars II into one panel, one single image that distills the epic themes so well-represented by Jim Shooter’s nine-issue visionary masterpiece:

Secret Wars II in one panel


So, sorry Chris, I know it’s not the outstanding piece of workmanship that earned notice last year as an Honorable Mention. But it’s the best I could do, given the circumstances.



  1. Tim C January 5, 2010 6:42 pm 

    You magnificent bastard.

  2. Pj Perez January 5, 2010 6:47 pm 

    It’s the Beyonder’s magnificent Jheri Curl. It’s hard to deny. 🙂

    Loved your Nick Fury piece. If it doesn’t at least earn awesome notices by Sims, then he’s a damn fool. I mean, fool-er than usual.

  3. Fred Kocaj January 31, 2010 12:28 pm 

    is this updated often?

  4. Pj Perez February 1, 2010 9:06 am