King Features Syndicate has confirmed a master publishing partnership with Mad Cave Studios to develop a full line of new narratives, comics reprints and graphic novels starring Flash Gordon.
The initial Flash Gordon stories are slated to be released in 2024.
The iconic American comic strip was created and originally drawn by Alex Raymond, debuting in 1934.
King Features and Mad Cave Studios will not only bring new and original Flash Gordon content to eager fans, but are also promising to ensure the preservation and availability of timeless classics.
In addition, through its middle-grade imprint, Papercutz, Mad Cave Studios will look to introduce Flash Gordon to the next generation through a young readers programme.
“As one of the first action heroes Flash Gordon has always been powerhouse in the comics universe,” commented Christina Nix Lynch, licensing director at King Features. “We’re delighted to have a partner like Mad Cave Studios on board who are true Flash fans as well as publishing experts. This programme will bring a long-awaited, regular stream of new and legacy content to generations of readers.”
Mark Irwin, svp at Mad Cave Studios, continued: “From the incredible art of Alex Raymond to the adventures of the Defenders of the Earth, and on to the cult classic Sam Jones-led film, Flash Gordon is an integral part of both the history of comics and the actual DNA of storytelling. Mad Cave and King Features are not only happy to be working together to bring Flash to our readers but also to grow the Flash Gordon legacy.”
Allison Pond, cmo at Mad Cave Studios, concluded: “We are thrilled to announce the official partnership between Mad Cave Studios and King Features in publishing Flash Gordon comics and graphic novels. We are honored to collaborate with King Features to continue the legacy of this iconic series and deliver exciting adventures to readers of all ages.”