The weekend is here! Put down your paperwork, throw your stationery out of the window, and do a victory spin in your office chair, because it’s time to catch up on that greatest of all media: comics! What’s been going on this week? There’s so much comics that there’s no way anybody can keep up with all of it — so Weekender is here to catch you up on some of the stories you may have missed, and some of the best writing about comics from the past few days.
King Features Syndicate
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King Features Syndicate, the company behind getting pretty much half of the comic strips you've ever heard of into newspapers and elsewhere, has launched a new portal for reading its content. Dubbed Comics Kingdom, the newly launched portal hosts King Features Syndicate's more than 80 titles. And yes, that includes Chris Sims favorites Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk.
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...