Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo: The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1937-41

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Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. 

Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ...

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Overview

Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. 

Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. 

The Tyrant of Mongo offers readers a series of new, swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures, including: 
The Fall of Ming
Ice Kingdom of Mongo
Beast Men of Mongo 

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“Thanks to the top-notch presentation and restoration, Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo feels more like a collection of art than a simple comic strip. The faithful reprinting can be appreciated by longtime fans and newcomers alike.” – Horror News

“I would really recommend this book for the serious or casual fan of Flash Gordon.” – 8 Days a Geek
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857683793
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 468,106
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Raymond is one of the most famous artists in the history of comic strips. He created Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9, Rip Kirby and Jungle Jim

George Lucas has cited Flash Gordon as an inspiration for the Star Wars movies, and Raymond's work has inspired decades of writers, artists and filmmakers. 

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

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    Looks Futuristic Even Today

    Flash Gor­don: The Tyrant of Mongo: The Com­plete Flash Gor­don Library 1937–1941 by Alex Ray­mond and Don Moore is a cof­fee table book fea­tur­ing Sun­day strips of the famous hero. This hard cover book col­lects 4 years of comic strip to bring an excit­ing story to a new audience.

    Flash Gor­don: The Tyrant of Mongo: The Com­plete Flash Gor­don Library 1937–1941 by Alex Ray­mond and Don Moore is an out­stand­ing book which will intro­duce new read­ers to the won­der­ful art of Alex Ray­mond, drawn to the excit­ing story of Don Moore. For those who are famil­iar with the art and story, the for­mat would make the book eas­ier to read and the clear and clean pages make the images jump up much bet­ter than the cheap Sun­day newspaper.

    Ray­mond and Moore cre­ated worlds which even today look unique and futur­is­tic. The build­ings and out­fits are fun, out­ra­geous and cre­ative – they scream sci­ence fic­tion in every panel and adven­ture on every page. Before being immersed in sto­ries of future escapades, comic book writer Doug Mur­ray (who is also a Flash Gor­don his­to­rian) writes an infor­ma­tive essay

    Flash Gor­don is one of the most influ­en­tial char­ac­ters in the hero genre, the comics inspired movies, TV shows and other shows, like Star Trek, which would become influ­en­tial in their own right.

    The char­ac­ters are the old famil­iar friends, Flash Gor­don, Dale Arden and of course Hans Zarkov and are fleshed out fairly well. The story takes place mostly on the planet Mongo, com­plete with light filled cities to tree towns, ice caves to under­ground tun­nels – sounds famil­iar?
    You’ve prob­a­bly seen those on cur­rent shows and / or movies but keep in mind the dates these strips were writ­ten in and you can see why this is con­sid­ered an influ­en­tial work.

    While for me the art­work is the star of this book, Moore’s sto­ries (5 in all) cer­tainly dis­play the grandeur and epic for which he was going for. It is amaz­ing that Moore and Ray­mond could tell such mag­nif­i­cent space soap-operas in short strips pub­lished in the Sun­day fun­nies over months (if not years). I can spend hours on each page, dissecting the pan­els and find­ing some­thing new each time.

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