Interestingly enough with this weeks exclusive extended previews we have both the end and the beginning for a character. The Jeff Parker / Evan Shaner Flash Gordon series wraps up with #8 while the King: Flash Gordon series by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker and Lee Ferguson kicks off. We also have the start of the King: The Phantom series and Purgatori #5.
Flash Gordon #8
Jeff Parker (w) Evan Shaner (a) Marc Laming (c)
This is the end. The final issue by super-team Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire! Flash, Dale, and Zarkov may have finally figured out a way back to Earth! But will Ming's forces follow? Are their adventures over? Find out in the astounding final issue of Flash Gordon!
King: Flash Gordon #1
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (w) Lee Ferguson (a) Darwyn Cooke (c)
"He's nothing but a man!" Welcome to the KING, full of UNCANNY PLANETS and ENORMOUS EXPLOSIONS and FURIOUS HOLOGRAMS and IMPOSSIBLE BRAVERY and GALACTIC HEISTS and SAVAGE GUERILLAS and MYSTERIOUS FLOBOTANIM and MASSIVE HANGOVERS and GRINNING IMPOSSIBILITY!
GET PUMPED for ASTOUNDING FUN by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and LEE FERGUSON (G.I. Joe) with a connecting KING cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!
King: The Phantom #1
Brian Clevinger (w) Brent Schoonover (a) Darwyn Cooke (c)
"What IS The Phantom?" Welcome to the KING, full of TWO-FISTED SCRAPPING and RUGGED COURAGE and UNSTOPPABLE PURPOSE and DARING
INFILTRATION and BREAKNECK COMBAT and INDESTRUCTIBLE LEGACY and GHOSTS…WHO…WALK!
Prepare yourself for BULLETPROOF BRAWLING by BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo) and BRENT SCHOONOVER (Adventures of Superman) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!
Aaron Gillespie (w) Javier Garcia Miranda (a) Nei Ruffino, Joyce Chin, Tony Fleecs (c)
Back in hell, Purgatori must find Lucifer and force him to return her powers. But she's going to have to take a number because there are other denizens of hell with designs on killing the Lord of Lies. If the vampire goddess can overcome these obstacles, how will she ever get Lucifer to return her powers?