SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Sunday, November 29, 2009
DOING THE MONGO HUSTLE
In my role as editor-in-chief of upstart publisher Ardden Entertainment, I feel it is my sworn duty to alert you to the fact that Flash Gordon: The Mercy Wars—which collects the acclaimed (and not just by me!) six-issue mini-series by Brendan Deneen and Paul Green—will soon be available. It was a delight to edit the series and to watch Brendan and Paul breathe new life into Alex Raymond’s classic characters. Also coming your way is Flash Gordon: The Secret History of Mongo. This is an anthology of all-new adventures, exploring the rich mythology of Raymond’s universe, with stories provided by yours truly and Shawn McManus, Tom DeFalco and Joe Staton, Joe Casey and Omaha Perez, Denny O’Neil and Mike Cavallaro, Len Wein and Shanth Enjeti, Jim Kreuger and Pedro Delgado and the aforementioned team of Deneen and Green. If you’re a fan of character-driven space opera, I think you’ll enjoy both these collections.
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 3:44 PM
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If this doesn't find its way under the tree on Christmas morning, it will be a New Year's gift from me to me.ReplyDelete
I bought the last two issues about a month ago, and this is a really fun series. My first experience with Flash was the "Savior of the Universe" movie, and then I followed his adventures in cartoons.
I love the look and feel of the new series. I believe it was Ezra Pound who talked about "making it fresh again"--and that's exactly what "Mercy Wars" does. It feels very much like coming home and finding something strange and new and wonderful all at the same time.
Glad you've been enjoying FLASH, David. We're just getting started on our follow-up mini-series and we're hoping it will top the first one. And, if you're so inclined, check out THE SECRET HISTORY OF MONGO. It's a terrific collection -- and I have to say I had a great time reuniting with my old friend Shawn McManus to tell a story about Ming's childhood.ReplyDelete
I am so inclined!ReplyDelete
Then by all means, incline away!ReplyDelete