In 1980, science fiction adventure fans all fell in love with Flash Gordon all over again, thanks to the much-loved, larger than life big screen screen outing starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, and, others, including, of course, Brian Blessed.
Now, some 40 years later, you can enjoy Flash Forward, a comic strip anthology project featuring 40 talented artists, each telling the story of Flash Gordon, the comic strip character created by Alex Raymond back in late 1933, through their own unique lens.
From your favourite funny page cartoonists to top comic book artists such as The Phantom artist Marco Gamberi, animators, graphic novelists, web cartoonists, illustrators, and more, this collection of Flash Gordon-inspired comics will ignite your love for the original space opera hero.
Launched by King Featured as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the film, every artist brings their own style and sensibility, from high drama to high humour, including, the brilliant latest episode offering paper doll cut outs of the space hero created by Sina Grace, (also known for work on Iceman, The Walking Dead and Ghosted in L.A.) making Flash Forward a celebration for everyone who loves the Saviour of the Universe!
Talent on the strip also includes June Brigman (Mary Worth, Supergirl, The Power Pack), Tana Ford (LaGuardia, Livewire, Black Panther), Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man and political cartoons), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead), Jim Keefe (Flash Gordon, Sally Forth), Denis Kitchen (Masterful Marks, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Liniers (Macanudo), Khary Randolph (Mosaic, Black, Excellence) (David Reddick (Intelligent Life), Joanne Starer (Marvel Knights), Mx Struble (Getting it Together) and many others.
• Check out Flash Forward here on Comics Kingdom – you’ll need to subscribe to read the full series, with a monthly fee of $1.99 or $19.99, which gives access to hundreds of other strips
A feature documentary that not only celebrates the 1980 classic Flash Gordon, but explores the life of star Sam J Jones since that iconic role, and the aftermath of when he went up against one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers