Dr. Hans Zarkov is scouring through Ming’s technology to help himself and a stranded Flash Gordon find a way back to Earth. Meanwhile, the Merciless one has set in motion a plan of revenge. Read on in this Major Spoilers review.
Or – “Dipping A Toe Back Into The Pool…”
It’s been some time since I regularly read the adventures of The Flash, mostly because the post-Final Crisis tales didn’t really make much use of Barry Allen as a character. There was very little in the Brightest Day-era Flash stories that justified the character’s resurrection, as little to nothing about the tales being told required that the Flash starring in them be Barry Allen. Has DC finally fixed this problem? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
The iconic legend Flash Gordon made his dynamic splash back into comics with Dynamite Entertainment with Flash Gordon – Zeitgeist! Spinning off from that series is the prequel comic book series, Merciless – The Rise of Ming #1, which is written by Scott Beatty and drawn by Ron Adrian, with an incredible cover from Alex Ross and is in stores April 2012! In issue #1, Prince Ming begins his rise to dominion over the entirety of Mongo! But who (or what) was Ming before he was ‘Merciless’? Find out here as the origin of one of science fiction’s preeminent villains is presented in all its diabolical details! Be sure to get Merciless – The Rise of Ming #1 in April 2012!
In our darkest hour, he could save every one of us. FLASH!
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for an early look at The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross, Warlord of Mars: fall of Barsoom #4, Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #3, Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1, Queen Sonja #25, and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones #3.
He’s for everyone of us, stand for everyone of us! He’ll save with a mighty hand, every man, every woman, every child, with a mighty FLASH! Dynamite Entertainment takes readers back, back, back, waaaay back, to tell the tale of Flash Gordon taking on Ming the Merciless.
FLASH! AAAAHHHHH! He’ll save every one of us! There’s a new Flash Gordon series that lands in stores this week, and Francesco Francavilla is showing off the cover to issue #4.
The iconic legend Flash Gordon is making his dynamic splash back into comics with Dynamite Entertainment this November! Flash Gordon – Zeitgeist #1 is written by Eric Trautmann (Vampirella, Red Sonja), from a story and designs by Alex Ross (Project: Superpowers, Kingdom Come, Marvels), and illustrated by Daniel Lindro!
Titan Books has announced the publication of The Complete Flash Gordon Library. Compiling every strip and every story, this series of restored full-color hardcover volumes will showcase the action and artistry that thrilled audiences for decades.
Here’s a great commercial using the Flash Gordon theme song to promote the Innocent Smoothies (with Fruit! AH-AAA!). And if that voice at the end sounds familiar, it should – it’s Brian Blessed!
IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, today announced the Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection: The Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, offering two timeless series together for the first time. The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim will include every Sunday by Raymond from both classic strips, remastered, restored, and presented in the oversized, 12” x 16” “champagne” edition format.
In addition to the Green Hornet, and the Phantom, Dynamite Entertainment has announced it has licensed Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician from King Features Syndicate.
“Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician are two great additions to the iconic characters we currently publish: Green Hornet, The Phantom, Buck Rogers, Zorro, Project Superpowers, The Black Terror, Death Defying ‘Devil, Masquarade, The Lone Ranger and all of the titles we are proud to publish,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “We promise to devote the same passion to these King Features properties as we have done so consistently throughout our publishing history, beginning with The Last Phantom”.
Personally, I’m pretty excited about this news, as the company has been breathing new life into old characters like Zorro, The Lone Ranger, and Buck Rogers. While Moonstone Books still have its version of The Phantom, The Last Phantom story looks really interesting.