Flash Gordon: Kings Cross #1

Flash Gordon: Kings Cross #1

Writer: Jeff Parker, Jesse Hamm Artist: Jesse Hamm Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON! Flash, Mandrake The Magician & The Phantoms struggle to bring peace to a broken Earth...but a FAR-too-familiar foe from beyond threatens to destroy everything they hold dear!

  • 8.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 27, 2016

    Overall though this is an enjoyable start to another Adventure for Flash Gordon and his friends and I look forward to reading the next issue with great anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 2, 2016

    After having a storyline that had no Ming, I'm definitely curious to see how I feel going into this one more since I've not read anything with him in an age. At this stage, the big win for me is Jen as the Phantom and her kind of snarky attitude about nobody asking how she's doing besides Flash. The book is a familiar setup kind of piece with what it is it has to do but Parker and Hamm put it together solidly and with ease, showing a real polish and love of the characters and just the vibe that they have. Each has a distinctive enough voice without being overdone and Hamm's artwork combined with spot on coloring from Grace Allison simply makes this a pleasure to read while making me curious to see what's yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Nov 3, 2016

    You're going to have fun with this book. Even if you are not a fan of the series, you won't regret picking this one up. It is shaping up to be a classic adventure story with grand schemes and daring heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 3, 2016

    Despite a bit of exposition heavy at the start Flash Gordon: Kings Cross #1 is a fast-paced throwback to the pulps of yesteryear. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 25, 2016

    One area which modern comics has difficulty embracing is how much fun a kind of silly and openly pulpy adventure can be. Flash Gordon - Kings Cross #1 has no such difficulty.It's not going to smash convention or break any molds, but it is a lot of fun, even if it isn't the most original issue you'll read this year. It's self-aware and deliberate in its aims, and those aims are to give you an old fashioned adventure in the pulp tradition, and that's no bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 5, 2016

    This issue set ups the return of the Defenders of the Earth teaming up to explore the cause of the earthquakes that are occurring around the world. For new readers, you may feel lost with the subtle references regarding the previous storyline. But there is enough in this first issue that may intrigue you to continue this new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Nov 7, 2016

    A Silver Age energy makes the experience fun and engaging, even if you'll remember nothing about it 10 minutes later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 14, 2016

    Since I didn't read the previous series, there were a few lingering questions I have that weren't completely covered here. Who is the new female Phantom trainee? Did Dale actually marry Ming? While there were nagging questions like this, the first issue of the new mini-series did set-up the world, characters, and conflict enough for me to follow the new series without too much difficulty. For fans. Read Full Review

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