Have ray gun, will travel...
...around the internets.
Response to Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist has been very positive, for which I am profoundly greatful. It's a true labor of love, and it's a genuine pleasure seeing the response.
Here's a quick'n'dirty round-up of reviews of Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 [Updated].
- USA Today's Brian Truitt interviewed me, posted an extended preview, and gave the issue high marks, calling it "retro cool."
- Major Spoilers also had some kind words in a sneak-peek advance review.
- Comic Book Resources kicked the book around a bit, but offered here in the interests of diluting my admitted bias.
- Newsarama's Ed Kaye calls Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 "a brilliant reimagining of the classic character, which revitalizes the property while staying true to its pulp roots."
- Weekly Comic Book Review weighed in, too.
- Comic Attack says "This is one series that I’m hoping stays this good for a long time, and I can’t wait for the second issue!"
- IGN says the book is "well-written and featuring finely tuned dialogue that toes the line between serious drama and pulp."
- Broken Frontier says: "...Flash Gordon [Zeitgeist] is an outstanding period piece with enough space rockets, paranoid scientists, alternate histories, and parallel universes to make any science fiction fan happy."
- "TRSTrick" on iFanboy says "setting the story in WWII is simply delicious..."
- Comicvine offered a staff review, as well: "With a feeling of a grand adventure set in the 1930s, this is what a Flash Gordon story should be like."
- Word of the Nerd claims "This kind of book is what made comic books great in the first place."
- Comic Book Jesus (which may now be my favorite blog name ever) says "It’s a fast ride and there are no dull moments..." (and, would Comic Book Jesus lie? I think not...).
- Paradox Comics Group says "the art is solid with some flashes (sorry!) of visual invention...and the script is tight and propulsive..."
In the ramp up to the series, I also did a bunch of interviews and podcasts, including my friends William and Dane at Between the Panels, Joe Dilworth at Pop Culture Zoo, Steve Sunu at Comic Book Resources, "Decapitated" Dan Royer, and Greg Hyatt for the Radio Free Nerdery podcast.