January, 28, 2003, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamic
Forces is giving all comic fans a special gift this year –
a definitive collection of Howard Chaykin’s America
Flagg, long out of print, and never before fully-collected!
know that this is a dream come true for all comic book fans,
myself included,” said Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic
Forces. “We are so pleased to be working with Howard
[Chaykin] on this project, that for once, words truly fail
Flagg! Creator Howard Chaykin added, “I
can't convey how happy I am to have AMERICAN FLAGG! back in
print. This stuff was watershed work for me, and for my place
in the industry. And as for the content, don't say I didn't
warn you--or, as it says in AMERICAN FLAGG! ‘The future
is just like the present, only later, of course--and more
In the world of Flagg!, earth has survived
nuclear combat, the black plague, food riots, a banking-system
meltdown, and more. In what had been the United States the
year 2031, things are worse than ever: gang wars, political
rivalries settled by shooting matches, the populace drugged
by both media overload and exotic drugs, economic depression,
and much, much more.
The U.S. government, along with the executive
boards of most major corporations, had moved to Mars decades
before, and on Mars, the Government couldn't care less.
Reuben Flagg, an out-of-work actor raised
on Mars, transforms his screen personality into real life
as he takes over the job of representing the government and
enforcing the law in 21st-century Chicago. This is American
Originally published in 1983 by First Comics,
and running through the early 1990’s, Chaykin’s
Flagg helped set the tone for more mature comics work, and
remains a vital part of comics’ history.
This new, definitive edition is currently
planned for a late June or early July release (“We’re
hoping for the 4th of July,” added Barrucci.) and will
include the first six issues of the series, as well as new
art and materials from the creator.
Look for more information on the release of
American Flagg – including pre-order information –
in the weeks to come!
For more information on Dynamic Forces specialty
merchandise, product art, exclusive creator interviews and
upcoming releases, please visit the Dynamic Forces website