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Comic Review: Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1
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Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 1Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1
Plot and Script by Eric Trautmann
Plot and Art Direction by Alex Ross
Art by Daniel Indro
Colors by Slamet Mujiono
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Alex Ross, Paul Renaud, Francesco Francavilla, and Wagner Reis
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: November 30th, 2011
Cover Price: $1.00

Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 is really the perfect first issue. It introduces the characters and the world and gives you a sense of where the book is, and at the same time, will have you very anxious for the next issue.

With a plot by Alex Ross and Eric Trautmann, the issue is perfectly scripted by Trautmann. There’s a number of nods to previous incarnations of Flash Gordon, from the 1980 live-action movie to the incredibly done animated movie Flash Gordon The Greatest Adventure Of All produced by Filmation in 1982. And while this issue is sort of a love letter to these other Flash Gordon medias, it’s never distracting and it won’t take anything away from readers who haven’t seen them. It only provides cool Easter eggs for those of us that have.

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Comic Review: Captain Victory #1
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Captain Victory #1Captain Victory #1
Story & Script by Sterling Gates
Art Direction & Story by Alex Ross
Art by Wagner Reis
Colors by Inlight Studios
Letters by Simon Bowland
Featuring the concepts & characters of Jack Kirby
Covers by Alex Ross, Michael Avon Oeming, Sean Chen, and Wagner Reis
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: November 16th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

I have to admit, I’ve fallen a little behind in the Kirby: Genesis universe, but Captain Victory #1 really intrigued me when it was announced a few months ago, and I’m happy to report, it is exactly what I’d hoped that it would be. A good old-fashioned sci-fi action comic, with a few twists and turns thrown in to make things interesting.

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