Kings Watch is not something out of a George R. R. Martin novel or a gift given for outstanding service to the Royal Family. It's a Dynamite series written by Jeff Parker and art by Marc Laming and combines the classic characters of Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. (Marvel published it as the Defenders of the Earth years ago.) The first five issues of the series have been collected in a trade and it comes out on Wednesday. Dynamite has sent us the full first issue/part of the story to share with out BC readers.
KINGS WATCH TPB
Cover: Marc Laming Writer: Jeff Parker Art: Marc Laming
Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are together again… for the first time! When strange phenomena fill the skies and all humanity shares the same nightmarish vision, three iconic heroes rush headlong into danger to save us all! While playboy adventurer Flash Gordon uncovers an alien menace, the ghostly jungle champion known as
The Phantom faces murderous creatures in the African wild. But it's only Mandrake, a stage performer in touch with the mystic realms, who knows how these horrors are related… and how they threaten to shatter Earth. Brought together through the efforts of reporter Dale Arden, the eccentric Professor Zarkov, and man-of-action Lothar, the heroes must overcome the Cult of the Cobra and their otherworldly allies!
Collects issues 1-5 along with Jeff Parker's original script to issue #1, character sketches, a complete cover gallery and more