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ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR DYNAMITE’S FLASH GORDON!
12/05/11 @ 5:11 pm EST
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By Comicbookjesus

I was a tad cautious about this new acquisition by Dynamite after several other classic heroes (Lone Ranger, Green Hornet,etc), as there’s already a Flash Gordon series from publisher Ardden, and has been for a while. However, this debut issue (at only $1!) is awesomely rousing with a great focus on action and drama.

Setting the story in 1934 (the year of the adventurer’s debut, courtesy of Alex Raymond) was a bold, but wise move. Not only does it set it apart from Ardden’s modernised take, it also gives Flash Gordon a unique flair for adventure, much like The Rocketeeer or Indiana Jones tales set roughly in the same era, do.

We first see Flash when he’s jumping from a burning plane, with cartographer Dale Arden in his arms. Handy captions introduce us to all the main players and Flash is instantly likeable due to that charming ’30s style and the fact that he’s a polo player once more. Flash and Dale are on a mission to find reclusive scientist Hans Zarkov. They do and he’s wonderfully crazy (well, at least a little bit). Zarkov believes there’s a way from our universe to others, and that inhabitants of said outer worlds have been visiting Earth for recruitment purposes. One dangerous space shuttle journey later and Flash and Dale see his point. On the last few pages three rebellious Mongo citizens visit Germany to hunt down Ming ally, Hitler. This was a pleasant surprise, adding one more layer to this daring tale.

Artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) has long been a fan of the character and an interview with him even shows up on the DVD of the 1980 film. His love is evident here in his character designs and art direction, a role (as well as variant cover artist) that has kept him busy with numerous series over the last few years at Dynamite. Not as outlandish as his designs for the Jack Kirby inspired titles, they evoke classic sci-fi trappings much like the rockets and alien thrones do. Throwing Ming’s snivelly right hand man Klytus from the film was a nice surprise too, and Ming really lives up to his Merciless title, with his disdain for pretty much everyone, including his slave girls and the entirety of the human race it would seem. More of a nuanced character and not at all a stereotype, Ming is like Darth Vader in Episode IV. We don’t see much of him, but we see enough to know that he’s a calculating despot.

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A NEW SCARLET WITCH #1 FROM JAMES ROBINSON
06/29/15 @ 8:15 pm EST
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We’ve already had a Vision series. Might as well get Scarlet Witch one too. Though none for Quicksilver… We know the writer is James Robinson and the covers are by Kevin Wada but no word on the internal artist yet.The tagline? “Seeing red…”
SILK GOES SUPERVILLAIN WITH ROBBIE THOMPSON AND STACEY LEE
06/29/15 @ 8:12 pm EST
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It's the relaunch of Silk #1 by Robbie Thompson and Stacy Lee in October.

And just as Ant-Man is going bad guy, apparently, so it seems is Silk.

What's up with nthat?

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A NEW CARNAGE SERIES FROM GERRY CONWAY AND MIKE PERKINS
06/29/15 @ 8:07 pm EST
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Surprise! Gerry Conway, former writer on Spider-Man, FF and Thor -- once called the Big 3 of Marvel titles -- is back ithis fall.

And with one I really wasn’t expecting. A new Carnage series by Conway and Mike Perkins. featuring the serial killer-turned supervillain.

Conway has already given us The Punisher, his journeys with a immoral character as protagonist. is a strong one.

The tagline? “Descent into madness.”
A VERY PREGNANT SPIDER-WOMAN BY DENNIS HOPELESS AND JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
06/29/15 @ 8:03 pm EST
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Spider-Woman by Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez is back for October.

And she appears to be in the family way.

Marvel’s conceit of Eight Months Later for the relaunch seems to most visibly affect her.

The tagline? “Parent by day. Hero by night.” I’d be worried about babysitters.

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THE ILLUMINATI (?) FROM JOSH WILLIAMSON AND SHAWN CRYSTAL
06/29/15 @ 7:59 pm EST
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Josh Williamson and Shawn Crystal are on a new Illuminati series, starting in October.

The book features what looks like The Hood, Absorbing Man, Titania, Mr Hyde, Black Ant (Eric O’Grady) and more.

Josh Williamson’s last outing for Marvel was the villainous Secret Wars Red Skull book. Could some of those team members carry over to this?And why is this the Illuminati rather than the Cabal?

The tagline? “Forever Evil”.
SPIDER-GWEN STARS IN WEB WARRIORS LAUNCHED BY MIKE COSTA AND DAVID BALDEON
06/29/15 @ 7:55 pm EST
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Web_Warriors_Assemble!

You can’t have a cartoon series without stealing the name for the comic books.

So we have Web Warriors launched by Mike Costa and David Baldeon starting in October.

Starring Spider-Gwen, with a bunch of other Spider-Men from various realities, including Spider-Man UK, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir and Indian Spider-Man

The tagline? “Defending the spider-verse…”

While the relaunched Spider-Gwen #1 title from Latour and Rodriguez has the tagline “The secret history of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker.”
MARC GUGGENHEIM AND MIKE NORTON RELAUNCH AGENTS OF SHIELD
06/29/15 @ 7:50 pm EST
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We have a very different looking Agents Of SHIELD relaunching in October with Marc Guggenheim taking over from Mark Waid and Battlepug‘s Mike Norton with the suggestion that SHIELD and Hydra will be getting into bed with each other…

What with Ant Man and Silk, there must be something in the water…

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AL EWING AND GERARDO SANDOVAL BRINGS YOU ... AIM??
06/29/15 @ 7:46 pm EST
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Young Avengers relaunches in October by Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval.

The cast features Hulkling, Songbird, Hawkeye, Squirrel Girl and Wiccan – as Avengers Idea Mechanics.

Not the usual think tank you might usually associate with AIM.

Does Songbird appearing here mean no Thunderbolts and a different role for Citizen V?

The tagline? “Avengers Idea Mechanics. We AIM to help.”
SAM WILSON, CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 FROM NICK SPENCER AND DANIEL ACUNA
06/29/15 @ 7:39 pm EST
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Today, Bleeding Cool is repoirting a lot of Marvel news coming through about their All-New All-Different Marvel relaunch in October.Such as the relaunch of All-New Captain America as Sam Wilson, Captain America #1 by Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna with Sam Wilson still in the red white and blue wings…

But his relationship with Steve Rogers seems severely damaged.

In fact we have a bit of a Civil War going on here.

The tagline reads “Who do you stand with?”

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AN... ALL-OLD HAWKEYE FROM JEFF LEMIRE AND RAMON PEREZ?
06/29/15 @ 7:35 pm EST
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Bleeding Cool is reporting that Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez will be relaunching their already recently relaunched All-New Hawkeye as, simply, Hawkeye #1 in October.

The noticeable difference being the prominence of an almost 1602-era Kate Bishop Hawkeye with what looks to be Old Man Barton from Mark Millar‘s Wolverine run.

Interesting, as a much younger version of Hawkeye appears in New Avengers.
 
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Updated: 06/29/15 @ 8:15 pm

1. A NEW SCARLET WITCH #1 FROM JAMES ROBINSON

2. SILK GOES SUPERVILLAIN WITH ROBBIE THOMPSON AND STACEY LEE

3. A NEW CARNAGE SERIES FROM GERRY CONWAY AND MIKE PERKINS

4. A VERY PREGNANT SPIDER-WOMAN BY DENNIS HOPELESS AND JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

5. THE ILLUMINATI (?) FROM JOSH WILLIAMSON AND SHAWN CRYSTAL

 

Latest News
Updated: 06/29/15 @ 8:15 pm

1. A NEW SCARLET WITCH #1 FROM JAMES ROBINSON

2. SILK GOES SUPERVILLAIN WITH ROBBIE THOMPSON AND STACEY LEE

3. A NEW CARNAGE SERIES FROM GERRY CONWAY AND MIKE PERKINS

4. A VERY PREGNANT SPIDER-WOMAN BY DENNIS HOPELESS AND JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

5. THE ILLUMINATI (?) FROM JOSH WILLIAMSON AND SHAWN CRYSTAL



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