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Celebrate 80 Years of FLASH GORDON with a New Series by Jeff Parker & Evan Shaner

Following the events from KINGS WATCH, get ready for some new adventures

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.

80th Anniversary Cover by Stephen Mooney

"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.

Retailers can contact Marketing Manager Keith Davidsen (keith.davidsen@dynamite.com, 856-312-1040 x114) for more information.

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.

18 Comments
Edited by longbowhunter

Wow! Great covers, great creative team. So glad to see Flash getting the treatment he deserves.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

FLASH! Ahaaaaaa he's gonna save everyone of us!

I'll be all over this book

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Posted by bladewolf

That Ming poster is amazing!

Posted by 2cool4fun

Wow, he's one old mother--

Posted by CrazyScarecrow
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Posted by Scantenii

I am still hoping for a monthly Kings Watch, but I will happily get this in the meantime. Those covers are sweet.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

DEATH! TO! MING!

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Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! HE'S A MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! KING OF THE IMPOSSIBLE!!!

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!

HE'S FOR EVERYONE OF US!!!!!!! STAND FOR EVERYONE OF US!!!!! HE SAVED WITH A MIGHTY HAND, EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN, EVERY CHILD IN A MIGHTY FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by NightFang

@longbowhunter said:

Wow! Great covers, great creative team. So glad to see Flash getting the treatment he deserves.

Pretty much this.

Posted by Rez_Ward

Awesome! I've been waiting for this since the first issue of Kings Watch. Now let's do the same with The Phantom!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I want....

Posted by jwalser3

Dynamite needs to publish more books.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! HE'S A MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! KING OF THE IMPOSSIBLE!!!

FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!

HE'S FOR EVERYONE OF US!!!!!!! STAND FOR EVERYONE OF US!!!!! HE SAVED WITH A MIGHTY HAND, EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN, EVERY CHILD IN A MIGHTY FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH!