April 2014 marks Flash Gordon's 80th anniversary. To celebrate this (along with their own ten year anniversary), Dynamite Entertainment is releasing a new FLASH GORDON ongoing series. The new series will be written by Jeff Parker and follows his KINGS WATCH miniseries. It will be illustrated by Evan "Doc" Shaner with colors by Jordie Bellaire.
"Dynamite and editor Nate Cosby have put together the dream team for Flash Gordon, and I'm the lucky writer who gets to work with them," says Jeff Parker. "We're bringing Flash back for a new audience. It's over-the-planet high action and adventure where Flash's spirit and optimism are as powerful as anything the forces of Ming the Merciless can dish out. We also have some of my favorite artists contributing covers - make no mistake, this book is going to absolutely kill!"
The new Flash Gordon series places the ultimate sci-fi hero on the bizarre planet Mongo, where his thirst for thrills and danger makes him the perfect weapon against world-breaking Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror. Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving worlds, or will the universe fall to Ming?
Along with the cover by Stephen Mooney, there will be a wide selection of covers by Jonathan Case, Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming and Declan Shalvey. There will also be a "cute" subscription-only variant by Ken Haeser and a blank cover.
Dynamite will also have a "Death to Ming" propaganda-style cover available as a retailer exclusive variant. Retailers can order through Diamond (Item Code FEB141156). The cover can be personalized to the individual store.
FLASH GORDON #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' February PREVIEWS catalog and is on sale April 9, 2014. It will also be available for purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.