Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9
Plot & Script by Eric Trautmann
Plot & Art Direction by Alex Ross
Art by Ron Adrian
Colors by Slamet Mujiono
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Alex Ross
Release Date: January 30, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
In Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9, things really start to change as far as the dynamic of the story goes. At this point, Ming is defeated and everyone on Mongo is at peace…or so we think. This issue is FULL of twists and turns and cliffhangers. Just like a Flash Gordon comic should be.
Eric Trautmann continues to do a fantastic job of keeping us on the edge of our seats. Just when we think that the next two issues of this series are going to have a nice, quiet wrap-up, he takes us on a WHOLE different adventure for Flash & company. This issue is mostly political in nature, but it’s not without its share of action scenes, which are pretty spectacular. We also check back in with the Mongoan task force that’s fighting the war on Earth. All in all, things are kind of starting to wrap up, and this issue was a great penultimate chapter. VERY strange alliances are made, secrets are discovered, new events are set in motion, and you won’t believe who the new Emperor of Mongo turns out to be. All in all, an issue full of surprises and high adventure!
Ron Adrian does a killer job on the art this issue. It’s so great to see him go from far-out off-planet sci-fi stuff to 1930s Earth with the flip of a page. Everything looks like it belongs in the same UNIVERSE, not just the same world, and saying that each page is lavish would be an understatement. Beyond that, there are some REALLY creepy facial expressions here, that will make your skin crawl. Another great issue art wise!
If you aren’t reading this book at this point, you just might have an aversion to great comics. THIS is where comics came from, folks. Action, fantasy, sci-fi, edge of your seat storytelling, it’s all here! Go out and grab yourself a copy RIGHT NOW!