Flash Gordon Holiday Special 2014 #1

Flash Gordon Holiday Special 2014 #1

Writer: Elliott Kalan Artist: Joseph Cooper Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Deck the galactic halls! You're getting three titanic tales for the price of one, by the triple-team of Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington from The Daily Show and the hit podcast, The Flop House! Flash and Zarkov head back to Arboria to teach their alien friends about Christmas, only to find that Arboria...already knows what Christmas is? Then a tale on Earth, featuring an abandoned Beast-Man helped by a Jewish family during Hanukkah! And finally, Dale Arden rings in the New Year on the violent and horrifically frigid Frigia!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower Dec 23, 2014

    The truth is, it's a fast, fun read, and for any of us who are fans of Flash Gordon mythos (if you can call it mythos), this contemporary spin on our ace athlete, Flash, and the good Doctor, and Dale Arden, is a perfect, bite-size example of how slick sure-handled genre pieces can be when written in a modern tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 20, 2014

    What could have been a mismatch in terms of context, content and concept ends up being a nice enough issue dealing with the holiday season. While at times it does feel like a bit of a reach to make this relevant, it fits in nicely. Flash Gordon is after all a pulp character from another time, and so some of the anachronistic Christmas practices also don't really feel out of place here. Those looking for a nice and quaint holiday themed issue will find it here, but those liking neither science fiction nor the holidays might find this a bit taxing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 22, 2014

    The cover boasts 40 pages, but my math checks "Flash Gordon Holiday Special" #1 out at 30. The bottom line is that this is a holiday special delivered at a time holiday special comic books are exceptionally scarce. This is a fun diversion from the regular adventures, easing off continuity and giving the characters a chance to stretch out a bit. Readers of the regular "Flash Gordon" series will certainly enjoy this, as the creative teams pack in the fun. Read Full Review

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