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Source: newsarama | Categories: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist
Review by Edward Kaye
‘Rama Rating: 9 out of 10

‘Zeitgeist’ is a new Flash Gordon series, co-plotted by Eric Trautmann & Alex Ross, which reimagines Flash’s origin, and reboots the series to add the character to Dynamite’s ever-growing list of classic and pulp properties.

Thankfully Ross & Trautmann decided not to go contemporary with their reimagining, which could have been tacky (though I don’t include the 1980 movie in this category, which is all kinds of awesome). Instead they decide to keep the story in the 1930s, and set it against the backdrop of the burgeoning Second World War. Ming the Merciless has an agent on Earth, who has rebelled, and decided to claim the planet for himself, and so Ming decides to punish the Earth by triggering a multitude of “natural” disasters. The US government sends Flash to Switzerland, to enlist the help of fringe scientist Hans Zarkov, and on the way he bumps into DoS researcher Dale Arden. When the pair meet Zarkov their adventure really begins.

In terms of plotting, I really like the approach that the pair took, and think that it was a nice touch mixing it in with WWII. It’s pretty obvious that Hitler is Ming’s agent, but it still works, nonetheless. Inevitably, the plot involves a bit of comic book science, but they don’t try to get overly technical with it, and keep it feeling quite pulpy. I also like the fact that, as is shown at the end of the book, this is not just a story about Flash and co. going to Mongo, but also of some infamous residents of Mongo coming to Earth.

The script for the series is written by Eric Trautmann who does a wonderful job of contemporizing the storytelling, while staying true to the story’s pulp origins. By this, I mean that he takes the more modern approach of telling the story without the use of heavy exposition and extensive monologue, and instead allows the artwork to speak for itself, and keep his script to mostly dialog, with some light exposition imparted through Television broadcasts. At the same time, he keeps the language used feeling very authentic, with characters speaking in a very 1930s fashion, and using many sayings and slang words native to the period.

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08/13/14 @ 4:10 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Legends of Red Sonja

“We Were Part Of An Email Tree, So I Always Knew Who Was Writing What” – Nancy A Collins On Collaborating For Legends Of Red Sonja

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Dan Wickline

With this week’s release of Legends Of Red Sonja trade, we get to see the She-Devil with a Sword written by some of the top talent in the industry. Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella) had a story in the first issue of the series and she talks to Kevin Pearl about her involvement in the project.

KEVIN PEARL: What about the Red Sonja character most appeals to you?

NANCY A COLLINS: That she’s a no-nonsense kind of gal who knows how to get things done, and ...

08/12/14 @ 2:27 pm EST
Source: Comic Vine | Categories: Jennifer Blood

Huge JENNIFER BLOOD Sale on Comixology

by Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring on August 11, 2014

Catch up on the Dynamite Entertainment series before the sale is over

Currently on Comixology, there's a huge sale running on the Dynamite Entertainment's bookJENNIFER BLOOD. As of right now, volumes 1-3 of this series are on sale for $4.99 and for $5.99, you can get JENNIFER BLOOD: FIRST BLOOD mini-series.

Jennifer Blood is a suburban wife and mom by day - and a ruthless vigilante by night! Every day she makes breakfast, takes the kids to school, cleans the house, naps for an hour or two, makes dinner, puts the kids to bed, and kisses her husband goodnight. This suburban punisher is ready to be unleashed in a story that can only be told by the legendary Garth Ennis.

If buying the trades is a bit much, then the single issues of every book offered in the collections is also on sale for 99 cents a piece. In addition, the sale extends up to issue #36 of the series and the first annual issue. It's a big discount from the cover price, so this is the time to jump on if you've been interested in the series in the past.

However, the sale on these books comes to an end on 8/11 at 11PM EST, so there isn't much time left to catch up on the series. Head here to check it out for yourself!

08/12/14 @ 2:24 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Legends of Red Sonja

Free On Bleeding Cool – Legends Of Red Sonja Vol I Part I

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Dan Wickline

Hitting comic shops this month is the Legends of Red Sonja Volume One trade that collects the five-issue series written by Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson, Meljean Brook,Tamora Pierce, Leah Moore, Nicola Scott, Rhianna Pratchett, Mercedes Lackey, Marjorie M. Liu, Read More Here

08/12/14 @ 2:18 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Chaos%21

Artist Spotlight – Mirka Andolfo Of Chaos

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Dan Wickline

Mirka Andolfo has not been in the comic industry long, but she has already done work for Aspen,Dynamite, Top Cow and Zenescope… yes, she’s done the publishing A to Z… her work is opening the eyes of fans and editors across the board. We turn the spotlight on Mirka and find out a little more about her.

BLEEDING COOL: How did you get started drawing?

MIRKA ANDOLFO: As a hobby, I started when I was a child. As a pro, I was born a colorist: during the first two years of my career (in Italy), I illustrated a couple of covers and two issue of a comic book series, but I started drawing “seriously” and with continuity more or less one and an half years ago. “Chaos,” at Dynamite, is one of my first comics as artist, and I think it’s my first comic book drawn in a “realistic” way. Well, not so realistic, but more than usual for me…

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08/11/14 @ 4:45 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Jennifer Blood

Free On Bleeding Cool – Jennifer Blood #7 / Last Day For Comixology Sale

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Dan Wickline

To go with the release of Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1 by Steven Grant, Dynamite is having a big sale on Comixology and giving us the original first issue by Al Ewing and Marcos Marz.

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