The creative team behind Archie Meets Flash Gordon is writer Jeff Parker (who tackled the latter character in a recent ongoing series for Dynamite) and Dan Parent, the Archie vet who created the Kevin Keller character. The pair previously worked together on the Archie Meets Batman ‘66 crossover, and there’s no reason that this latest partnership won’t be as joyful as that work.
“I wanted to write more Archie and more Flash Gordon, so this really clicked for me,” said Parker in a press release. “I tried to laser in on tailoring this to be a story Dan Parent would enjoy drawing. He hasn’t yelled at me yet, so fingers crossed!”
“I was more than thrilled to work with Jeff again,” added Parent. “And what could be better than working with a classic character like Flash Gordon? The story has so much action and fun, it really jumps off every page! As a fan of the classic comics and movie serials (and the 1980 movie which I happened to watch again before I was approached with this project), I was excited to take part in another monumental Archie team up. I’m happy to work with my pal Rich Koslowski on this, too!”
While Archie has yet to dip their feet into the sci-fi waters on a full-time basis as of yet (hope springs eternal that the company will revive their late-70s Starship Rivda concept for an ongoing title), Archie Meets Flash Gordon aims to satisfy fans of both franchises. Something tells us they’ll do just that, making this cosmic comic a must read in the process.