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Buy This Book: ‘Flash Gordon Annual 2014′ Redeems The Annual, Makes Case For A Dale Arden Series

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Annuals get a bad rap. I'm pretty sure it's because they formed the core of some truly terrible crossovers starting in the '90s -- lookin' at you here, Bloodlines -- but there's nothing congenitally wrong with them. In their purest form, annuals are just extra comics, and since we all like comics, that ought to be something to get excited about. And in the case of Dynamite's Flash Gordon Annual 2014, we've got something worth getting excited about.

Flash Gordon is already one of my favorite books on the stands, and this week's Annual continues that trend by providing a fantastic roster of great stories -- including a solo tale for Dale Arden that needs to be made into an ongoing series yesterday.

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Buy This Book: Jeff Parker, Doc Shaner And Jordie Bellaire’s ‘Flash Gordon’

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I consider myself to be a pretty big Flash Gordon fan, but when you get right down to it, I only really like one very specific version of that character: The one from the amazing 1980 movie where he takes down Ming the Merciless while rocking out to Queen. I love that movie to pieces, but it's a very specific kind of love that doesn't necessarily transfer to other version of the franchise. Every time Flash, Dale and Dr. Zarkov make their perennial return to the comics page, it always leaves me pretty cold, and even though I'm the biggest possible fan of Jeff Parker, Doc Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire, there was a part of me that expected that the new series from Dynamite would end up doing the same thing.

And then I read the issue where Ming orders Flash to fight to the death in a gladiatorial battle against an army of beast-men, and Flash straight up gets in front of a space camera to cut a Stone Cold Steve Austin promo about how he's going to tear their horns off and choke them out with their own tails, and I realized things were going to be just fine.

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War Rocket Ajax Early Edition: Batman Eternal, Flash Gordon, All-New Doop [Podcast]

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Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about. ComicsAlliance is offering clips of the comics-specific segments of the show several days before the full podcast goes up at WarRocketAjax.c

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the Writer Behind the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV Series, Dies at 91

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Lorenzo Semple Jr. arguably did more to popularize Batman than anyone else in the character's 75-year history. The man who created the beloved 1960s Batman TV show died Friday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Parker, Shaner And Bellaire Team For ‘Flash Gordon’ #1 At Dynamite

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Ever since Dynamite Entertainment picked up the rights to Flash Gordon from King Features in 2010, the publisher's been rolling out bigger and bigger plans for the Earthling's adventures on the planet Mongo. Following his tenure on the Kings Watch crossover between Flash (ah-ahhhhh), The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, Jeff Parker is returning to the King of the Impossible for Flash Gordon #1 with artist Evan "Doc" Shaner (Adventures of Superman, Deadpool) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly).

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Jeff Parker On Reuniting The Phantom, Flash Gordon And Mandrake For ‘Kings Watch’ [Interview]

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Today, Dynamite announced that they were bringing The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Flash Gordon back to comic books with the team of Jeff Parker and Marc Laming. The big return is set to take place in an all-new series called King's Watch, in which the Ghost Who Walks, the Savior of the Universe and... uh... Mandrake find themselves battling against forces that threaten the entire world.

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‘John Carter’ Brings Thrilling Adventure Back to Mars [Review]

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Much like Tintin, Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter stories have always been one of my pop cultural blind spots. I've got a lot of friends that swear by them, and I've always been vaguely aware that there were characters named "Dejah Thoris" and "Tars Tarkas," but beyond that, I'm a pretty blank slate. As a re

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Superman’s 1942 Crossover With ‘Flash Gordon,’ ‘Dick Tracy’ and More

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If you've been keeping up with Superman lately, then you've seen writer Chris Roberson make a few references to the idea that Superman himself is a comic book reader. To be fair, I don't think we've ever seen Clark Kent duck out of the Daily Planet on Wednesday to get the new books, but the idea of Superman as a fan of sequential art isn't a new one. In fact, it goes all the way back

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Dynamite Picks Up Flash Gordon, Mandrake From King Features Syndicate

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An inter-planetary swashbuckler and a telepathic magician are headed to Dynamite Entertainment and that, for many fans, is how it should be. As part of a deal with King Features, Dynamite's bringing Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician into its broader line of adventure comics, uniting franchises that haven't shared a common publisher in decades

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Enormous 7-Foot ‘Phantom’ and ‘Flash Gordon’ Wall Art For Sale

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LTL Prints has just launched a comics wall art series, featuring panels from classic comics like "Flash Gordon" and "The Phantom" -- at up to 7 tall. Made of "self-adhesive fabric paper," the prints can be removed and reapplied from surfaces up to 100 times, and the site

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