When Ming the Merciless returns to wreak havoc, he immediately hunts down the man who caused him to lose his throne in the first place, Flash Gordon. In the process, Ming captures and kills Dale Arden Gordon, but not before she transfers her essence into a special crystal. Flash then gathers together a force made up of The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and his assistant Lothar. Also joining the heroes are Flashs son Rick, The Phantoms daughter Jedda, Lothars son L.J. and Madrakes adopted son Kshin. Rick then invents a super computer using the crystal with his mothers essence. Joining Ming is his son Crotan.