Kings Quest #2

Writer: Ben Acker, Heath Corson Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Bazillions of light years from Earth, our heroes split up! Mandrake the Magician and Prince Valiant face a barren planet of undead soldiers, as Flash Gordon, The Phantoms, and Jungle Jim plunge into the heart of Mongo to save damsel-in-distress Dale Arden! ...Or, at least they think that's what they're doing!

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Kevin Given Jun 8, 2016

    In Conclusion:By the end of this issue our heroeshave broken through Ming's defenses and have approached his palace. Will they finally confront the merciless one? Will they hook up with Dale Arden or is it to late? Has She become Mrs. Ming? Is she even still alive? The Male Phantom has a little surprise for the ruler of Arboriabut will he be able to spring it on him? King's Quest #2 brings high energy fun in the spirit of the old movie serialsfrom the 1930'sthrough the '40's, which all of our hero's have been featured in at one time or another. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Jun 7, 2016

    The second issue brings more of the same remarkable writing we saw in the first issue, delivering a perfect mix of humor and drama to go along with all the action packed sequences. Acker and Corson are capturing the spirit of the classic Kings Syndicate comic strip characters and keeping them alive with spectacular new adventures. Even if you are not a fan or have never read any of the old comics that features these characters, Kings Quest is something all comic fans should enjoy and a book that needs to be added to your pull list immediately. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 8, 2016

    With a range of character types in the mix, Dan McDaid continues to do a solid job of trying to make them all feel like they exist in the same world. Some are easier than others, with Mandrake always looking a touch out of place and Valiant being, well, Valiant. But McDaid is bringing the book to life well here and I really like the flow of action we get in several of the panels and some of the larger shots, especially the work with Coralia in its before and after side of it. There is a largely straightforward story push here to be sure but the characters are giving it some nice little twists and nudges to update it without, for the most part, going too radical. A Jen & Dale spin-off would be divine, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Trevor Brown Jun 4, 2016

    The story line for Kings Quest is good, it has its twists and turns. For some, the modernization of the some of the characters may be not what they expect from an old time comic series. The one problem I really have is from the cover of the issue that I saw. It shows a man in a space suit battling a creature in space. Behind them, if you look very hard, you can see The Phantom in a spaceship. On the cover, the symbols of the heroes are there. However, if you did not know them or if you missed The Phantom, you probably will miss this series as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jun 8, 2016

    For a team-up book, the chemistry of the team members feels so weak. In stead of the teamwork motivated action of an Avengers book or the uneasy alliance of a Batman/Superman team up, we have some characters that feel like they are forced to work together with no interest in wanting to be there or not wanting to be there. Instead, the characters feel indifferent, lukewarm, and bland. Read Full Review

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