Dynamite Entertainment has announced it has hired Jeff Parker and Jesse Hamm to take on a new Flash Gordon storyline beginning in November.
“You know what’s cool? Eternally and universally fun characters like Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, and two (count ‘em, two) Phantoms,” says Nate Cosby, editor. “What’s even cooler than that? Our heroes banding together to save a broken Earth from a terraforming threat. Our heroes aren’t just punching villains. They’re battling continents. And what’s the coolest thing of all? Getting the perfect creative team to tell the story. Co-writer/artist Jesse Hamm is gonna blow your friggin’ minds with his ridiculous visuals. Grace Allison’s bringing bright bulging hues that’ll melt your eye-finders. Simon Bowland’s gonna letter the ever-living heck out of the entire affair. And Jeff Parker’s back writing Flash Gordon, the goofy grinning gladiator he was born to script. This baby’s an bounding bravura barnstormer bereft of boredom and brimming with bounties of ballistic brilliance!”
Of course if the tale is about Flash Gordon, you can expect Ming the Merciless to appear, so we have that going for us.
Co-writer Jeff Parker said, “It feels great to be adventuring with Flash again! Co-writer/artist Jesse Hamm and I, plus colorist Grace Allison, have got a pretty great story to tell… Mongo on Earth!”
Flash Gordon #1 is set to arrive in stores in November.