Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we’re asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we’ll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.
For our seventh day of polls, we're looking at the designs of some of the most celebrated pulp heroes ever to grace the comics page. They don't have to have originated in comics, or to have originated in the pulp era, and they don't have to wear a domino mask or a red scarf or a gun belt. But it does look pretty cool when they do. Or does it?
This week marks the release of Prince Valiant #1, and with it, the final building block in the foundation of Dynamite's increasingly weird "King" universe. Built around the King Features characters that are best known as newspaper strips --- and in the case of The Phantom, a Billy Zane movie that invited viewers to 'slam evil!' --- the line got its start in the Kings Watch crossover in 2013. While Flash Gordon has stuck around and been pretty fantastic, it's only in the last month that the rest of the characters have rolled out into their own books to flesh out the world.
Now, with everything in place, the King line has pulpy sci-fi, mystic adventure, superhero action and swords and sorcery from the days of King Arthur all jockeying for position and trying to come together as a cohesive unit. And to be honest, it's actually pretty awesome to see.
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.
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
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
Moonstone Books offers one of a kind, hardcover prose collections for preorder!
With the ever-growing success of their new prose line (featuring Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Spider and more), Moonstone Books has decided to create limited hardcover editions for their two newest collections, ThePHANTOM CHRONICLES and DOC SAVAGE: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent!
"We haven't tried to produce this kind of product before," stated Moonstone Editor-in-Chief Joe Gentile, "but what better way to start than with these two iconic characters? There is a big demand for this kind of high end product, and we just want to be sure that our devoted fans have the opportunity to guarantee themselves a copy. In addition, to commemorate the publishing of the first new Doc Savage book
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