Speed Reading: Blackest Night in 60 Seconds, Comics According to Geoff, Movie Thoughts & More

Some weekend linkblogging.


Comics Alliance presents (in comic book form): Blackest Night in 60 Seconds….and on a more serious note, spotlights Comic Book Cartography — maps of various fictional worlds, buildings, and more. Edit: Here’s a direct link to the Comic Book Cartography blog.

Frank Ziegler draws a Cartoony Jay Garrick.


Multiversity Comics looks at The DCU According to Geoff Johns, covering the entirety of the writer’s DC work to date.

Grumpy Old Fan considers The Gospel According to Geoff, looking at what made Blackest Night work as more than merely a “process story.”

It’s Just Movies’ Ben Fowler discusses, If I Was Making … ‘The Flash’.

Cool-Mo-De starts a Goofy villains series with the Rainbow Raider and Flash vol.2 Annual #10 (Pulp Heroes), with art by the late Dick Giordano.

Comics Daily asks, How do you solve a problem like Wally West?


A Comic Book Blog interviews Ethan Van Sciver.


5 thoughts on “Speed Reading: Blackest Night in 60 Seconds, Comics According to Geoff, Movie Thoughts & More

  1. papa zero

    I say the guy that plays Green Arrow on Smallville – Justin Hartley for the role of Flash in a flick. He has the whole square jaw hero blonde look down. 😛

  2. Bandito

    Fowler doesn’t think Flash’s rogues gallery is all that strong? Flash has the second best/most colorful rogues after Batman. And don’t pit Flash against Zoom in the first movie because then you lose the spectacle of seeing two speedsters fight at super-speed. You want to draw that feeling out for a later film.

  3. Seb Patrick

    >I think its fair to say that Comics Daily aren’t big Wally West fans.

    Ha. I’d honestly not really thought about it that much before writing the piece, but yeah, I guess I’ve never really warmed to him. Maybe I haven’t read enough ’90s-2000s era stuff with him in, though (aside from Morrison’s JLA) – my perception of him is largely based on his time in the New Teen Titans (where he was… a bit annoying and whiny) and his time immediately after taking over as the Flash (where he was… a bit annoying and whiny).

    But really, the piece was meant to be less about my personal opinion of him (besides, although I prefer Barry, I was staunchly against the idea of bringing him back), and more about the problem DC have found themselves with having brought back someone to take his name and costume without a clear plan of what to do with him. Hence the light-hearted and, probably from the perspective of hardcore Flash Family fans such as yourselves ill-researched, look at what they might want to do instead


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