King: Flash Gordon #1

King: Flash Gordon #1

Writer: Ben Blacker, Ben Acker Artist: Lee Ferguson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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"He's nothing but a man!" Welcome to the KING, full of UNCANNY PLANETS and ENORMOUS EXPLOSIONS and FURIOUS HOLOGRAMS and IMPOSSIBLE BRAVERY and GALACTIC HEISTS and SAVAGE GUERILLAS and MYSTERIOUS FLOBOTANIM and MASSIVE HANGOVERS and GRINNING IMPOSSIBILITY! GET PUMPED for ASTOUNDING FUN by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and LEE FERGUSON (G.I. Joe) with a connecting KING cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Jan 29, 2015

    Pick it up if you're a fan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jan 28, 2015

    Overall despite some issues of this story not being as user friendly as it should be, King: Flash Gordon worked for me overall. King: Flash Gordon was a lot of fun, that is a fact. It might breeze over a lot of introductions, but there's so much to enjoy that I can't help but ease up on that. Why I'm scoring it as high as I am because when you have a good time with a comic you can ease up on some of the minor issues that are there. Acker and Blacker did a good job and the art is on fire. If you like Flash Gordon or are just curious in exploring the King Features world, take a chance on King: Flash Gordon #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jan 27, 2015

    Gordon, like many of the King Features Syndicate books being rolled out this year by Dynamite Entertainment, pays homage to what made them so fun and engaging while making them contemporary and accessible. Flash Gordon #1 is as fresh and entertaining as it's ever been with a modern sensibility. Here's hoping issue two will have a little more coherence in the story, but it's really worth checking out as the positives outweigh the negatives. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 22, 2015

    Looking at the issue from the broad strokes, the story is not bad, I just wish the pacing wasn't rushed and choppy and the dialogue flowed a little better. The art is really fun and fluid, and there is a lot of energy on the page. I'm hoping everything calms down in future issues improving readability. I have a lot of respect for Acker and Blacker as creators, but this issue simply wasn't the joyous experience I was hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Jan 30, 2015

    What we have in the co-written story from Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Almost impossible to say quickly) is a fairly traditional tale but told with a modern twist. As always, Ming is on the rampage, furious that Flash and his companions Dale Arden and Dr Zarkov are undermining his rule and causing the galaxy to consider the notion of independent thought. Luckily for us though the writers are not susceptible to the word of Ming and have created a fun heist story within the world of Flash Gordon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Gary Kane Jan 28, 2015

    This series definitely has potential, but let's see how the rest of Dynamite's King imprint fares before making any bold predictions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 28, 2015

    "King: Flash Gordon" #1 does not feel as complete as the recently-wrapped series from Parker, Shaner and Bellaire, but it also isn't impenetrable. This is a fun story, like an early episode of a "Thrilling Adventure Hour" storyline, so that readers can formulate their own understanding of the characters and the world those characters inhabit, but it hints to readers that the best is yet to come following a fun, mostly-solid start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jan 28, 2015

    I could have stood to see this slow burn a little more is what I'm saying. It feels rushed and I don't like that feeling. Read Full Review

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