Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword #1

The long overdue sequel to Ardden Entertainment's Flash Gordon: The Mercy Wars finally hit shelves (only four months late). The first issue of this second series finds Ming the Merciless presumed dead, an unsteady peace between the rival princes of Mongo (Barin, Vultan, Thun), and Flash, Dale, and Zarchov still without a way home.

The uneasy alliance is further strained when Mongo's global translator begins to malfunction and the different species of Mongo can no longer communicate. Sounds like it's time for a hero!

Flash, Barin and a small group of soldiers climb the largest mountain in Mongo to discover what has happened to the translator as Dale and Vultan come under attack from Agent Brand and soldiers from Earth intent on saving Earth from the "animals" of Mongo.

Despite the long delay this is a fairly good re-introduction to the characters and launching point for a new mini-series. It's been awhile since I looked at The Mercy Wars but was still able to easily follow the characters and events of this series. Worth a look.

[Ardden $3.99]

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