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Flash Gordon

By Dan Schkade

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  • May 21, 2024

    Alex Garcia

    Congratulations, Class of 2024!

    We’re celebrating “Graduation Season” at Comics Kingdom and are proud to welcome our latest lineup of outstanding new comics. These new comics are packed with unique stories and incredible artistry that are sure to entertain and captivate. Let’s dive into the latest members of our prestigious lineup! Flash Gordon Returning with a bang, Flash Gordon is back to dazzle new audiences with his epic space adventures. Initially created in 1934 by Alex Raymond, this legendary hero has inspired generations of comic fans and creators alike. The latest iteration by Dan Schkade brings fresh life to this iconic character, continuing his legacy with thrilling new escapades. Flash Gordon’s revival has even been featured in the Washington Post, highlighting its cultural impact and timeless appeal. Never Been Deader Tommy Devoid brings us the hilarious afterlife comedy Never Been Deader. Follow Lifeless Carl as he navigates the quirky world of the undead office. This comic adds a humorous twist to everyday workplace antics, making the afterlife seem oddly relatable and uproariously funny. Rosebuds Rosebuds by Supr Dee (Deon Parson) tells the heartwarming and lively tales of the Gonzalez sisters. Originally popular on social […]
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  • October 21, 2023

    The Royal Herald

    Flash Gordon’s Grand Revival: A Legendary Tale Reborn

    Get Ready for an Epic Comeback: Flash Gordon, Reimagined by the Amazing Dan Schkade! This Sunday, gear up for a dazzling space adventure like never before! Flash Gordon, the timeless space hero, is making a grand comeback, reimagined by the super-talented Dan Schkade. Get ready to be blown away by a universe brimming with fresh colors, astonishing details, and imagination. Meet the Artist: Dan Schkade, a True Game-Changer Taking the helm of our beloved Flash Gordon is Dan Schkade, an Eisner Award nominee and famed for his stellar work on iconic comics like “Will Eisner’s The Spirit Returns,” “Lavender Jack,” and “Saint John,”. Dan isn’t just an artist; he’s a visionary about to take Flash Gordon on a spectacular, never-seen-before adventure. Want a sneak peek of his genius? Check out his awe-inspiring portfolio. A Fresh Take on the Universe Dan’s magical touch is here to sprinkle some modern vibes into our beloved saga, ensuring Flash Gordon isn’t just back but better, brighter, and bolder. Get ready to meet your favorite heroes like: Flash Gordon: The ultimate space hero, reborn! Dale Arden: Journey with her through realms filled with mystery and […]
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  • December 9, 2020

    Edgar Ortiz

    AN INTERVIEW WITH FLASH GORDON ARTIST JIM KEEFE

    As we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and our new Flash Forward anthology strip, we decided to get together with one of the participating artists and former writer Jim Keefe! As you may know, Keefe drew and wrote original stories for Flash Gordon from 1996 to 2003 for King Features, so what better person to debut Flash Forward than him??   This week we sat down with him to discuss all things Flash Gordon, as well as some behind-the-scenes stories from when he worked on the strip back in the day (did you know that he was initially rejected from taking over Flash??). Continue reading below for the full scoop!     Thanks for joining us, Jim! We’re here celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie (not to mention almost 86 years of Flash comics!). It’s incredible to see the character still alive in stories and media today after so many years. Isn’t it crazy?! “Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon set the standard for action and adventure right out of the gate, so no surprise there!”   So tell us a […]
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  • November 16, 2020

    Tea Fougner

    Welcome to Flash Forward: A Celebration of the FUTURE of Flash Gordon– AND MORE!!!

    Wow! Flash Gordon– the cinematic masterpiece that adapted our own beloved Alex Raymond adventure comic– premiered nearly 40 years ago, on December 5, 1980!  To celebrate, we decided that instead of looking back on the past, we’d invite 40 amazing cartoonists to share their take on the FUTURE of Flash Gordon!  Once a week, you’ll be able to visit FLASH FORWARD and see amazing Sunday comics from all kinds of talented artists: comic strip cartoonists, comic book artists, indie cartoonists, political cartoonists, webcartoonists, animators, illustrators, graphic designers, and more! Each one is sharing their take on what the future of Flash Gordon might be– from a peek into an imagined Flash Gordon story to their thoughts on the history of one of the most influential comics of the past century!  Here’s the first strip, by Jim Keefe, who wrote and drew Flash Gordon from 1996 until 2003.  But that’s not all!  David Reddick of Intelligent Life has also created a series of short Flash Gordon motion comics called Flash Gordon: A Minute to Save the World!  You can check out the first one below and see more on the Comics Kingdom […]
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  • August 13, 2020

    Jim Keefe

    #FaceYourArt Flash Gordon edition

    #FaceYourArt Flash Gordon EditionArtwork by Jim Keefe
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  • June 14, 2020

    Jim Keefe

    Flash Gordon by George Evans

    Today’s Flash Gordon page (June 14, 2020) was drawn by none other than Secret Agent Corrigan Writer/Artist George Evans. Fore more on George Evans check out Artist Spotlight: George Evans.
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  • May 31, 2020

    Jim Keefe

    Flash Gordon – Pencils and Inks

    Today’s Flash Gordon Sunday page running on Comics Kingdom (5/31/2002) was penciled by Mark McMurray. Here is Mark’s pencils followed by my inks.  
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  • April 2, 2020

    Jim Keefe

    Flash Gordon – Princess Tyree

    With the March 29, 2020 Sunday page, the storyline Peace Offering comes to a close.  For those interested, a little background on this story… Sometimes to flesh out a character you’re creating you use a model or picture reference for inspiration. For King Vultan’s headstrong daughter Princess Tyree I needed a character who just radiated strength and self-confidence. I went with Tionne Watkins – or T-Boz from the 1990s R&B group TLC. It’s amazing how much easier a character is to write and draw once you have a clear image of them in your head, it ends up changing your story in ways you hadn’t even imagined. What came out of using T-Boz for inspiration was that when Princess Tyree first meets Flash Gordon she’s not all that impressed… In Writing 101 you learn to avoid cliches. One of the cliches for Flash Gordon stories is that the female characters all swoon over him. In this respect I thought Tyree would be a welcome change. It’s said that strong characters write themselves, it’s not entirely the case, but it sure gives you more tools in your toolbox to work with.  Side note: […]
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  • March 18, 2020

    Edgar Ortiz

    ARCHIE GOES TO SPACE WITH FLASH GORDON

    In a partnership between Archie Comics and King Features, the Riverdale gang is heading out to Planet Mongo to face off against Ming the Merciless alongside our very own space hero Flash Gordon! Written by Jeff Parker (who previously wrote Flash Gordon’s run with Dynamite Entertainment) with art by Archie’s very own Dan Parent, this 48-page aims to unite these two well-beloved properties this upcoming June 3.   Read the full story by The Hollywood Reporter here!
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  • April 13, 2018

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Full Flash Gordon… and a personal note!

    The full drawing of F?l?e?s?h? ?G?a?r?d?e?n?  (1000 points, nay, 10,000 points to whomever can tell me from whence this striked-out reference hails (No Googling!). Flash Gordon that appeared in yesterday’s IL! If you haven’t figured it out, I LOVE to DRAW. I mean, I just want to draw EVERYTHING, all the time. I often actually draw way more than what appears in the daily Intelligent Life comic, just for the fun and personal enjoyment of it (Flash, here, is an example of this). Also… I read every single one of your comments, even when I’m late responding. Thank you infinitely for them, as they inspire me, keep me going and keep me interactively excited with you, every single day. If you don’t comment, but read my blog (and/or comic), I invite you to do so, that I may have the pleasure of making your digital acquaintance here in our own little corner of the galaxy as we search ever assiduously for that rare and elusive ingredient to this mortal coil… Intelligent Life! (And if you read through to the end of this post (I always wonder who reads my more verbose […]
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