He’s going to save everyone of us, and in June, Archie and company are going to meet one of the oldest pulp heroes in comics and books – FLASH GORDON!
Flash Gordon is alive!?
Written by Jeff Parker (Flash Gordon, ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66) with art by Archie veterans Dan Parent (ARCHIE MEETS THE B52s) and Rich Koslowski, the action-packed crossover kicks off when classic Flash Gordon nemesis Ming the Merciless attempts a full-scale invasion of Earth via Riverdale. Flash is on the scene, but he’ll need help from Archie and the gang to set things right!
“I’m now a pretty big believer that the Riverdale gang can fit with practically any other characters and genres,” Parker said in a press release from Archie Comics, “but it’s best when they get to really flex and go way outside their zone like say, the planet Mongo with Flash Gordon, King of the Impossible. This of course coincides with the sad passing of cinema great Max Von Sydow who was the most memorable Ming the Merciless, and wait until you see our take on the Emperor of Mongo.”
“Flash Gordon is an iconic, sci-fi/pulp hero, and in the long tradition of great, off-the-wall Archie crossovers, this seemed like a perfect next step,” said Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura. “When we were thinking of creative for this, Jeff Parker, who did a bang-up job on ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66, was atop our list. And no one is better equipped to give this one-shot the classic, retro-but-modern vibe that it demands than Archie legend Dan Parent. This book will be fun, accessible, and just what people are looking for.”
Archie Meets Flash Gordon arrives on June 3, 2020.