Last July, Mad Cave Studio announced its launch plans as part of its publishing deal for the Flash Gordon property with King Features Syndicate which included an additional younger readers publishing line via Mad Cave Studio’s middle-grade imprint Papercutz. Today the publisher unveiled details for Flash Gordon Adventures, an all-ages graphic novel from fan-favorite team of Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani.

Check out official press release below:

Flash Gordon Adventures is an all-ages series by the award-winning creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco! Perfect for fans of Tiny Titans and Itty Bitty Hellboy!

Join Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Zarkov and their allies from the planet Lexray as they battle the evil tyrant, Ming the Merciless. Readers will be thrilled by Flash Gordon and his friend’s zany adventures, while enjoying valuable, but humorous life lessons  about friendship, teamwork, how alien-world gravity affects the digestive system, why a lizard machine is important for making new lizards, and why Zarkov develops a way to make fake beards for Ming.

Creator Art Baltazar said, “When I was a kid, I watched the Flash Gordon serials every weekend with my dad. Then! I played with the action figures and watched the cartoons! The cartoon had all these cool aliens and colorful characters. Flash is cool space adventuring swashbuckling hero and he did it  first!  When Papercutz announced FLASH GORDON, I was like, dang i know that guy. I can make some cool comics with him. So they asked and I said YES!”

Co-creator Franco Aureliani said, “I am beyond thrilled to be working with Papercutz! I’ve heard such good things and am excited to get the chance to show them what I can do with Flash Gordon Adventures! I remember the comics, cartoon and movie from when I was a kid, but now I get the chance to put my own creative effort into telling some truly unique and funny stories that I don’t think have ever really been done with Flash, Dale and the rest of the cast of characters! It’s going to be a fun ride and I hope everyone comes along and gets their funny bone tickled!”

The book’s editor, Adam Wallenta, said, “Flash Gordon Adventures! is the perfect introduction to the legendary hero for a new generation of kids and young readers. Lifelong fans and older readers will also enjoy the humorous spin on Flash, Dale, Dr. Zarkov, Ming and the entire cast of colorful characters. When I first took the job as an editor at Papercutz, I knew I wanted to work with Art and Franco on a project because they are both brilliant cartoonists. When Mad Cave acquired the license to Flash Gordon, I immediately went to Art and Franco and proposed the idea of Flash Gordon Adventures! In no time at all, they were off and running, creating an incredible story that will have kids of all ages laughing, smiling and dreaming about faraway worlds and adventurous heroic deeds. This is a dream project to edit and I can’t wait to share it with the world. You’re going to love it!”

Flash Gordon AdventuresMore info on FLASH GORDON ADVENTURES

Creator: Art Baltazar & Franco Aureliani

ISBN for Hardcover: 9781545812945

On-sale Date: November 26, 2024

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Art is a super-cartoonist machine from the heart of Chicago! Artie is a creative force behind the Eisner Award winning Itty Bitty Hellboy and The NYT Best Selling, Eisner Award, Harvey Award Winning DC Comics’ Tiny Titans, and Artist of The Dc Super-Pets children’s book series! Artie also Co-Wrote DC’s Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Young Justice, Green Lantern Animated (comic) and is the Artist/Co-Writer for the epics Superman Family Adventures Superman Family Adventures and the new Super Powers! Series from DC comics.

Recently, he became co-Founder of the AW YEAH COMICS comic shop and co-Creator of the AW YEAH COMICS comic book series starring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUG!


Franco is the co-creator of Patrick the Wolf Boy and AW YEAH COMICS! Franco created the DINO-MIKE book series and worked for various Comic properties including the critically acclaimed SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, YOUNG JUSTICE, BILLY BATSON and  the MAGIC of SHAZAM, SUPERPOWERS, ARKHAMANIACS and the New York Times  bestseller, multi-Eisner award and Harvey award winning series TINY TITANS for DC Comics! GRIMISS ISLAND and Eisner Award winning ITTY BITTY HELLBOY with Dark Horse  Comics and Little ARCHIE for Archie Comics. His latest work include DEADMAN TELLS THE SPOOKY TALES (DC Comics) and his original  graphic novels THE GHOST, THE OWL (Ringo Award Nominated) and FAE AND THE  MOON (Little Bee) His new book TEEN TITANS GO to the LIBRARY is out now! Having previously taught high school for 24 years, Franco is now one of the principal owners of AW YEAH COMICS retail stores.