By PS Hayes
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 9:28 am
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #2 Plot & Script by Eric Trautman
Plot & Art Direction by Alex Ross
Art by Daniel Indro
Colors by Slamet Mujiono
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Alex Ross, Paul Renaud, and Francesco Francavilla Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: January 4th, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
Wow. I didn’t think it was possible that Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #2 could get any better or more exciting than the first issue. Yet, the creative team proved me wrong. I think it’s a secret plot by them and Dynamite to get us all to wet our pants with excitement. And, it’s working.
If licensed comics got the respect they deserved, writer Eric Trautman would be a superstar. The writing on this book is unbelievable. The action starts inside the front cover and doesn’t stop until the last page. Just like last issue, Trautman packs SO MUCH into each page and panel that you’re going to want to read this issue a couple of times just to make sure you’ve gotten everything there is to get.
And, in a brilliant change of pace, Trautman throws a last page shocker in — ON THE SECOND PAGE!!! Honestly, the pacing in this book is incredible and not something I’ve seen in a long time. There’s barely a chance to catch your breath. Superb writing here.
Daniel Indro can draw, folks. And that is the understatement of the year. It’s only two issues old, and I’m scared that there might come a day when Indro gets sick or goes on vacation and Dynamite has to come up with a fill-in artist. Hopefully, that time is in the very, very far future. Lavish in about the only way I can describe the art here. It’s very modern, yet fits the style of the time that the book is set in perfectly. While the comic takes place on two drastically different worlds, both seem to be easy for Indro to pull off, as he does so very well. A treat for the eyes, indeed.
Grab your phone, plug in your headphones, crank up the Queen soundtrack and GO GET THIS BOOK. I can’t remember when a title was as much all-out pure FUN as this one is. Oh wait, it was last week when I read The Bionic Man. Seriously, this book is worth a trip to the comic store in January weather.