A Hero Rises! Flash Gordon Returns For A New Era With Mad Cave Studios!

Legends never die.

Since its debut in 1934, Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon has captured the imagination of readers worldwide with its dynamic storytelling, captivating artwork, and memorable characters. Now, Mad Cave Studios, in partnership with brand-owner King Features, is thrilled to bring this iconic American comic strip back to its origin in pages and panels, featuring an all-star creative team and a fantastic new sci-fi adventure!

The all-new FLASH GORDON series, written by the critically acclaimed animation screenwriter, Jeremy Adams (Green Lantern, Flashpoint Beyond), features illustrations by top DC and Marvel artist Will Conrad (Black Panther, Wolverine, X-Men, Batman, Justice League), with colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Taylor Esposito and amazing cover art by comics legend, Dan Panosian (Savage Red Sonja, John Tiffany). The kick-off for issue #1 includes connecting variant covers by National Comics Award winning artist Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), Cover C by Reilly Brown (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point), and D blank sketch cover. Retailer incentive covers by Joe Chiodo (Fantastic Four) and Dan Panosian.

Writer: Jeremy Adams – Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Lee Loughridge – Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artist: Will Conrad
Release Date: June 19th, 2024

Synopsis: Flash awakes on a secret prison planet somewhere in the galaxy. Upon learning that Dale Arden is the subject of an assassination plot, he’s forced to break out and make his way across the galaxy to save her. Along the way, he encounters old friends, new threats, and a greater mystery surrounding WHO is pulling the strings of this universe. The first exciting issue in an all-new ongoing series!

To celebrate the release of our ongoing Flash Gordon series, we’ve created a series of variant covers by celebrated comic artists, including Frazer Irving, Reilly Brown, Joe Chiodo, Dan Panosian, and more! Click through for a peek!


Writer, Jeremy Adams
Hailing from the small town of Prescott, Jeremy graduated from the University of Arizona and promptly moved to Los Angeles to pursue his entertainment industry dream. After working as a writer and producer on several animated shows, Jeremy rose to notoriety with his high-concept ideas and intense love of action and comedy. He was the brainchild of the much-lauded Scooby-Doo / Supernatural crossover that is still considered one of the best episodes of this long-running CW series. “Scoobynatural” premiered to thousands of fans at the Kodak Theatre during PaleyFest to huge acclaim.

After writing several very successful films for LEGO and DC, LEGO also asked Jeremy to produce, write, and story edit their new original show called “Monkie Kid.” The cultural partnership took Adams to China to develop the show and participate in a documentary about its making with their international partners.

Abroad, Monkie Kid has been a massive success, with the first “special” reaching over fifty million viewers within the first week of release.

Adams quickly began to apply his craft to the delight of adult animation fans, writing the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, which is currently the highest-grossing DTV for Warner Bros. Working closely with artist and legend Bruce Timm, Adams also wrote Batman: Soul of the Dragon and went on to write movies such as Batman and Superman, Battle of the Supersons, Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match, as well as co-writing both Justice League Warworld and Justice Society: World War II.

Though his free time is limited, Adams also enjoys fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing comics, first with a beloved 30 plus run of issues on the Flash, and now as the writer for the ongoing Green Lantern. Coming up, he’ll be taking the reigns of Mad Cave’s relaunch of FLASH GORDON!

With many other animated movies and shows on the horizon, Jeremy is always writing and creating new projects, all of which possess unbeatable action and plenty of heart.

Artist, Will Conrad
Will Conrad began his comics career as an inker, most notably a long run on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Honing his craft as a penciler, Will became a top DC and Marvel artist, working on Black Panther, Dark Avengers, Wolverine, X-Men, Batman, Justice League, Odyssey, Superman, The Flash, Nightwing, and more. He resides in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with his wife Bella and their two daughters.

Expect thrilling escapades, imaginative worlds, and epic storytelling as Flash Gordon once again takes center stage! Mad Cave Studios invites fans and new audiences to embark on this journey and honor the legacy of Flash Gordon that will surely captivate readers around the globe.

The exciting series begins with Flash Gordon #0, available at participating retailers worldwide on Free Comic Book Day 2024, dovetailed by the legendary cult classic mini-series, Defenders of The Earth collected edition (Stan Lee, Bob Harras, Michael Higgins, Alex Saviuk, Fred Fredericks) on June 19th. The saga continues with Flash Gordon #1 on July 24th. Preorders are open at your local LCS and on the Mad Cave Studios website.

About King Features: King Features is a premier producer and distributor of the world’s most iconic intellectual properties and a leader in classic character licensing and franchise development. With one of the longest-running consumer products programs in the industry, King Features’ portfolio includes world-renowned pop culture brands such as Popeye®, Cuphead, Flash Gordon™, The Phantom™, Hägar the Horrible, Moomin, Prince Valiant® and Mandrake the Magician. King Features produced the Emmy nominated series The Cuphead Show! with Netflix Animation which debuted in 2022. As content syndication specialists, the company distributes beloved comics such as Blondie, Beetle Bailey®, Mutts™ and dozens of others as well as columns, editorial cartoons and puzzles across multiple platforms and content providers around the globe. King Features is part of Hearst Newspapers, which publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Times Union (Albany, New York), and operates local digital marketing services and directories.

About Flash Gordon:
Few comic strips have captured readers’ imaginations like Flash Gordon. Originated in 1934 by legendary comic-strip artist Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon has set the standard for science-fiction adventure, even inspiring such modern-day classics as Star Wars. For more than seven decades, loyal fans have explored the stars with the comics\’ most famous intergalactic adventurer, his female companion Dale Arden, and scientist, Dr. Hans Zarkov. In addition to the comic strip, Flash has also starred in a live-action serial, a radio show, novels, comic books, and animated cartoons, and he even appeared on his own U.S. postage stamp.


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