Kings Quest #1

Writer: Ben Acker, Heath Corson Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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THE PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Join Flash Gordon, TWO Phantoms, Mandrake the Magician, and Prince Valiant on a disastrous intergalactic rescue mission! All they have to do is defeat a limitless alien armada and NOT get eaten by a space jungle. Brought to you by the innumerable talents of Ben Acker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Bizarro), and Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd)!

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez May 4, 2016

    The writing is the big winner here, as Ben Acker (Deadpool) and Heath Corson (Bizarro) have scripted an amazing first issue that was both funny and full of action. The story is narrated by Jen Harris (new Phantom) as she provides some comic relief along the way while never leading readers to believe that the situation is not dire. There is an unsuspecting twist at the end, which seriously complicates the quest that our heroes have embarked on. From Kings Watch in 2013, to the King Crossover event last year, that has led us to Kings Quest. It's these types of stories that have made the King Feature Syndicate series some of the most enjoyable comics I've read over the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2016

    With a four issue run there isn't going to be a lot of truly grand and intricate plans here but rather just the fun of watching this group together moving through the storyline. And I think this team is going to pull it off pretty well because it is fun in all the right ways that a serial-ish kind of property like this should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje May 9, 2016

    A soapy, pulpy, space opera that swings just the right side of ridiculous. Give it a go if only to read the phrase 'Gordon's Alive' and grin to yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton May 6, 2016

    In, Kings Quest #1, writers Ben Acker and Heath Corson craft a relatable POV character in the "other Phantom" Karen, keep a winking sense of humor throughout the story, and let Dan McDaid and Omi Remalante draw and color plenty of punching, kicking, sword slicing, and mysticism from the various members of Team Supreme. It's a fun introduction to these classic characters for the summer superhero blockbuster generation. (Which includes me.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 20, 2016

    Can't say I'm a fan of this new Phantom, who is supposed to provide comedic relief, but spends most of the time complaining. Other than that, a fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza May 4, 2016

    Kings Quest does a nice job of setting up the story and identifying the characters, even if none of them are overly developed. Acker and Corson provide the characters with sparks of personality through the action in the story, which establishes a clear-cut threat for the upcoming issues of Kings Quest. Clocking in at twenty pages, Kings Quest #1 seems to just be hitting its stride when the cliffhanger is dropped on the readers, who most likely are sharing the same expressions as Jen Harris and Flash Gordon. As someone who has enjoyed most of the King Features series from Dynamite, I'm definitely looking forward to what happens next to this crew and where this creative team takes readers, as the threat to the universe stands fully revealed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 9, 2016

    All told, "Kings Quest" #1 is a fine first issue with some excellent moments. Once Jen has some more time to develop as a narrator, this could grow into a rewarding -- not just entertaining -- series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm May 10, 2016

    I believe that there is a time and a place for this book to make a big impact on readers. This just isn't that time and that place. Read Full Review

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