A rejuvenated Flash Gordon comes twenty years after the last new Flash Gordon comics appeared in newspapers and 90 years after the comic strip first appeared in newspapers. The new daily and Sunday adventures will continue with, and be faithful to, the characters of Flash, Dale, and Zarkov … and Ming.
From the King Features Press Kit:
The new Flash Gordon series picks up where the original comic strip left off, the overthrow of Ming the Merciless. Returning to Flash Gordon’s basics … The world will be populated by both new and familiar characters, while the central theme of fighting against fascism and tyranny remains at the comic’s core.
Is it possible that King Features Syndicate has put together plans to distribute a daily and Sunday Flash Gordon adventure comic strip to newspapers in the future? That King Features created a press kit is what leads us to hope the new strip might be syndicated to newspapers around the world, they don’t issue press kits for webcomics.
(Okay, it happened one time in the past few years, and Flash Gordon is a major and iconic brand for the syndicate – so, yeah, it’s probably online only) See George Gant’s comment below.
Picked to write and draw the new Flash Gordon series is cartoonist Dan Schkade. His entry in the 2021 Flash Forward online series along with his other comics impressed KFS editors enough to warrant entrusting Dan to revitalize the characters in a new Flash Gordon comic strip.
And yes, it will be a daily and Sunday adventure strip.
The Daily Cartoonist thinks Sunday, January 7, 2024, the 90th anniversary of Flash Gordon’s debut, would be the perfect time to launch this new production, though the recent release of a press kit indicates an earlier timeline. Efforts by The Daily Cartoonist to reach the syndicate and the cartoonist to get more details, including when the strip will be released and if it will be available to newspapers, have proven unsuccessful at post time.