Uh-oh. Them’s fightin’ words.
So for those of you who saw the breaking news of Dynamite Entertainment acquiring the rights to Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician, the alleged prior owner of the sci-fi franchise says they’re loading for bear with another installment of their Flash Gordon tales.
“Like everyone else, I’ve heard about Dynamite’s plans to launch their own Flash Gordon series,” Ardden Entertainment’s co-publisher (and series writer) Brendan Deneen said in a press statement on Broken Frontier. “I look forward to some healthy competition. I hope they’re ready, too.”
Part of me is a little confused by all this — isn’t the whole point of Dynamite buying the rights is that, well, nobody else CAN print a Flash Gordon comic? Either which way, Ardden had already written four six-issue arcs for their take on the series, and their upcoming Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword is scheduled for a Fall 2011 release.