Kings Watch #2

Kings Watch #2

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The adventures of FLASH GORDON, THE PHANTOM, and MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN continue, by JEFF PARKER (Agents Of Atlas, Dark Avengers) and MARC LAMING (Planet Of The Apes)! The nightmares from space keep coming, Flash Gordon sees an alien hell, and now people are being murdered over the mystery behind The Kings Watch. Reporter Dale Arden tracks down the secret of Professor Zarkov's scientific triumph, exposing him to the Cult of The Cobra. Only The Magician knows what horror is really coming for the world, and that humanity hangs on what The Phantom will do...

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Oct 16, 2013

    Kings Watch is a thrilling read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 16, 2013

    The art by Marc Laming continues to be a solid rock in this work, always well rendered and grounded. There's a lot of talking in this comic, but you won't even notice because he has a way of giving us a good balance of mid level-shots and closeups to keep us focused on the emotions and events as they transpire. Books like this require a deft hand in that regard or they'll become less comic and more novel, which kills the pace and creates a boring vacuum you can't escape. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 17, 2013

    Kings Watch #2 is without a doubt a great comic book that continues to prove the strength of this burgeoning property. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 17, 2013

    Laming's Phantom sections are the best, from his Batman-like first appearance to the subtle mark of the Phantom's sigil on a tribal guard's face. Parker takes full advantage, writing lines that tie directly into the visuals while also keeping his usual banter fresh and meaningful as the pair leave the reader on a cliffhanger that looks bad for the good guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Oct 16, 2013

    Cobra is making his move, our heroes are putting things together and we now know what the Kings Watch is, sort of. With only three issues left it will be fascinating to see when all three of our heroes will team up to fight off the determined and vile Cobra and his plans for the Kings Watch. Being a miniseries, Kings Watch does an excellent job of making each issue fun and engaging to read and keep the pages flowing smoothly for a great story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 18, 2013

    This mini seems to be a launch pad for these characters to have solo adventures, which is an interesting idea, especially considering Dynamite's relaunch of the Gold Key characters coming next year. This issue doesn't quite have the bombast of the first, but it is still a solid comic with a lot to enjoy within. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 18, 2013

    Packed with quickly paced suspense and dramatic art, fun is exactly what this book is. It's still too soon to see if Cobra is a formidable arch enemy, but this title is off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 20, 2013

    Despite a rather slow burn in the plot department along with some missed opportunity here and there, this issue still mostly delivers thanks to its level of craft in its pacing, art and colorization. A nice read, yet one that could get better considering the talent of the creative team. Read Full Review

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