This April, just in time for the characters 80th anniversary, Dynamite Entertainment is launching a new Flash Gordon series by Batman '66 writer Jeff Parker, Deadpool artist Evan "Doc" Shaner and Pretty Deadly colorist Jordie Bellaire.
The series follows Parker's Kings Watch miniseries and includes Dale Arden, Dr. Hans Zarkov and Ming the Merciless and takes the cocky Earth-man to the planet Mongo.
"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!"
Flash Gordon #1 will feature cover variants by: Gabriel Hardman, Jonathan Case, Declan Shalvey, and Marc Laming. Also there will be a Stephen Mooney 80th Anniversary Cover, a Ken Haeser Subscription-Only Variant Cover of "Li'l Flash", and a blank Authentix Cover.
Comic shop retailers are invited to create store-specific cover editions, as well:
- Dynamite has designed a "Death to Ming" propaganda-style cover as a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics (Item Code FEB141156). Numerous retailers can share the "Death to Ming" artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover design.
- Dynamite also welcomes the opportunity to develop unique Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else. Stores may contact Marketing Manager Keith Davidsen (email@example.com, 856-312-1040 x114) for more information.
Flash Gordon #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' February Previews catalog, slated for release on April 9, 2014. Flash Gordon will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.