Flash Gordon #2

Flash Gordon #2

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Holllllllllllld on tight, cuz Jeff parKer (Batman '66, Aquaman), Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) are coming right at you with Flash Gordon, the man from Earth! As Flash's heroic reputation grows across the cosmos, his fantastic talents are tested by the Beast Men of the Outer Lands of Arboria!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez May 23, 2014

    Overall, I highly recommend reading Flash Gordon #2 even if you haven't read the first one, the issue does a great job of getting you up to speed, and it also moves the story along and the book is real fun. I truly regret not getting issue one when I had the chance. Now I got to hunt down issue one. This book has quickly jumped up in my pull list. Get Flash Gordon #2 it's a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 2, 2014

    This is a superior book that is a welcome breath of bright science fiction to a modern world drowning in dystopias. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 22, 2014

    So yeah, another delightfully awesome issue that rocked. Do get it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 20, 2014

    I'm so sorry if you didn't pick this up when it came out, but head to your LCBS and get issue #1 and #2 and start following this. I'm more than happy to have added it to my collection. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 23, 2014

    This issue really shows the potential for the book " zany adventures, smartly written and brilliantly drawn, inhabiting infinite worlds. This is one of the more exciting books to be released this month and, perhaps, this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 20, 2014

    Flash Gordon #2 is a high adventure book that embraces its heritage while forging its own ground. The explanation for the Beast Men in particular was rock solid, as new layers to the evil of Ming the Merciless come into focus. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier May 20, 2014

    Parkers respect for the source material as well as his unique tweaks to the characters are the ingredients that makes this book both fun and exciting. Shaner and Bellaire are perfect synch with the script and pace. Based on the classic story, this new Flash Gordon title is a fun filled book that is sure to please all fans of adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido May 20, 2014

    All of this isn't quite perfect of course, the extreme darkness of what we're seeing feels a little jarring and out of place in the broader narrative, Flash's character comes off like a spastic competitive jock with little to no control of his own actions, Arden is the stick in the mud with no persona, and there's overall quite a bit of padding that's just "Flash and pals screw around in the Arborian capitol." Despite all that I still have to recommend this comic with just how incredibly risky and impressive a maneuver that ending twist is, it's the kind of harsh, realistic, dark cruelty that feels almost refreshing if it weren't so deeply horrifying. Here's hoping Flash Gordon can keep defying my expectations with issue 3. Read Full Review

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