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Mad Cave Studios partners with King Features Syndicate for a New Official Flash Gordon Publishing Line

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King Features Syndicate has announced a master publishing partnership with Mad Cave Studios to develop a full line of new narratives, comics reprints and graphic novels starring its iconic hero Flash Gordon. The initial Flash Gordon stories are slated to be released in 2024.

Flash Gordon, an iconic American comic strip created and originally drawn by Alex Raymond, has become a timeless symbol of thrilling space adventures and heroic exploits. Since its debut in 1934, Flash Gordon has captured the imagination of readers worldwide with its dynamic storytelling, captivating artwork, and memorable characters.

Under this partnership, expect thrilling escapades, imaginative worlds, and epic storytelling as Flash Gordon once again takes center stage in the world of comics and graphic novels.

King Features and Mad Cave Studios will not only bring new and original Flash Gordon content to eager fans but will also ensure the preservation and availability of timeless classics. 

Additionally, Mad Cave Studios, through their middle-grade imprint, Papercutz, will look to introduce Flash Gordon to the next generation through a young readers program. This collaboration presents a unique opportunity to unite fans of all ages in their love for Flash Gordon.

Preview: Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

(W) Don Moore, Dan Barry (A/CA) Austin Briggs
In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
SRP: $49.99

Collecting together, for the first time ever, over two-year’s worth of strips from the golden age of newspaper comic strips. Harken back to a bygone era of swashbuckling heroes, science fiction high-adventure, with ray guns, rocket ships, strange monsters, damsels in distress and unbridled heroism!

Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

Preview: Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

(W) Don Moore, Dan Barry (A/CA) Austin Briggs
In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
SRP: $49.99

Collecting together, for the first time ever, over two-year’s worth of strips from the golden age of newspaper comic strips. Harken back to a bygone era of swashbuckling heroes, science fiction high-adventure, with ray guns, rocket ships, strange monsters, damsels in distress and unbridled heroism!

Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 8 Radium Mines of Electra

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Sabrina: Something Wicked #1

It’s new comic book day! Yes, there are new comics… they’re just digital! What comics are you getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you contemplate that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl is being adapted into a manga series – Nice!

The Inquisitr News – Netflix Cancels ‘V Wars’ & ‘October Faction,’ Renews ‘Locke & Key’ – Two IDW properties down and one continues.

Newsarama – Original Art for Flash Gordon’s First Appearance Sells for Record-Setting Price – Ooooo. Want.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Social Distancing is required – Free comics!

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Newsarama – Sabrina: Something Wicked #1

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Jeff Parker to Write New Flash Gordon Series

Dynamite Entertainment again brings together the Earth’s defenders – Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, and The Phantom – in the all-new five-issue storyline, beginning in November with Flash Gordon #1. Co-written by superstar Jeff Parker alongside the astounding team of co-writer/artist Jesse Hamm and colorist Grace AllisonFlash Gordon will feature the greatest heroes of science fiction and action/adventure in a deadly confrontation with the greatest villain of all time: Ming the Merciless!

Flash Gordon #1 is slated for release in November.

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Gen Con 2015: Pinnacle Announces Fear Agent, Goon, and Flash Gordon RPGs

Pinnacle Entertainment Group Gen ConAt Gen Con 2015, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the makers of Savage Worlds, Deadlands, and many other games, previewed its upcoming releases for 2015 and beyond.

Pinnacle previewed previously announced properties such as Deadlands Lost Colony, Necessary Evil 2, and Weird War I, as well as several new surprise licenses.

The first announcement was for Fear Agent, a comic series by Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opeña. Fear Agent was published by Dark Horse Comics, and tells the tale of Heath Huston, a cynical Texan who ventures into space to battle the aliens who destroyed the Earth. Fear Agent is a high-action, thrill-filled race through space and time.

Pinnacle’s second announcement was for another Dark Horse Comic series, Eric Powell’s The Goon. This long-running, award-winning, tongue in cheek pulp crime series is laced with horror and humor.

Pinnacle’s most unexpected announcement was for the Flash Gordon roleplaying game. The design team played the iconic music by Queen and then displayed the well-known Flash Gordon logo to massive fanfare from the assembled crowd. No other information was released about the project, but Pinnacle handed out buttons to the attendees and afterward sold retro-style Flash Gordon t-shirts at their booth.

Review: King: Jungle Jim #1

KingJim01-Cov-A-CookeColTo know of Jungle Jim in the modern age is to be truly a fan of comics, not only of every genre but from every era.  With his introduction way back in 1934, the character maintained a following for a number of years.  He was first linked with Flash Gordon, appearing as a topper in their original introduction, but the character while popular did not manage to find the same following, even though attempts to publish him continued up until Charlton last tried in the late 1960s.  While tied to Flash Gordon in a creative and editorial sense, the characters could not have been further apart in the settings for their stories, Flash Gordon in a futuristic outer space and Jungle Jim as the Allan Quatermain of India.

The reintroduction of the character by Dynamite does something which has never been done before with the character, nor with any other jungle character buried deep in the past.  Instead of an homage by way of republishing old issues, the character is instead rebooted, but not in the original setting but rather into space and alongside Flash Gordon himself.  The character maintains some ties to the past , namely in his inspiration, but the story is different.  The denizens of a jungle planet have long heard the legends of Jungle Jim, a man capable of feats, one that can engage an army and walk away unscathed with the help of the jungle behind him.  His help is sought to aid the resistance against the Merciless Ming, and a search party goes to the wilderness to find him, hopefully before Ming’s men find either.

While this is an interesting concept it is the execution that fails.  Too much is introduced at once for the reader.  Instead of a gradual revelation of who is who, and what their motivations are, the story piles a lot of information about characters that are brand new, except for the titular character, who is retooled beyond recognition, even for those that might recognize him.  The end result is a bit of a misfire, though inspired at times.  It deserves credit for trying something really new with something really old, but is failed in the end by its basic storytelling.

Story: Paul Tobin Art: Sandy Jarrell
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

Preview: King: Flash Gordon #1

King: Flash Gordon #1

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (w)
Lee Ferguson (a)
Darwyn Cooke (c)
FC • 34 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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