Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming: The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1941-44

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

Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless.

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Overview

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

Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless.

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"This lavish full-color volume impeccably presents Raymond’s last three-and-a-half years on the strip." – Booklist 

"This was my first experience with Flash Gordon, but it has left me hungry for more. I NEED to get the other volumes in this series.  And frankly, so does everyone else who works in or loves comics. This is a true masterpiece." - Comics Bulletin

"Alex Raymond’s work is as exciting today as it was in the 30’s and 40’s, or even my childhood. The pages are lovingly produced. Titan respects these pages as much as the fans and presents them as fresh and alive as if inked yesterday." - Greg Manchess

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857686886
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 460,714
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (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 June 11, 2013

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    Alex Raymond in his book, "Flash Gordon: The Fall Of Ming¿

    Alex Raymond in his book, "Flash Gordon: The Fall Of Ming” Book Four in the Flash Gordon series published by Titan Books brings us The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1941-1946.

    From the Back Cover: Science Fiction’s most enduring icon Flash Gordon returns in newly restored editions, collecting his ongoing adventures on the mysterious planet Mongo. In this volume, the battle between Flash and the devious Ming the Merciless reaches its thrilling climax–but can Earth’s fearless hero bring everlasting peace to a chaotic planet?

    “The Fall Of Ming” reprints all of Alec Raymond’s Sunday strips from January 19, 1941 to August 13, 1944 and includes an extensive essay examining his final years on the series by writer Doug Murray.

    Alex Raymond created Flash Gordon and his first adventure began on January 7, 1934. In this volume, ”Flash Gordon: The Fall Of Ming” Flash’s adventures had already been running for quite a while and had given birth to three movie serials with Flash portrayed by Buster Crabbe. This series made such an impression that when Producer George Lucas wanted to do a Science Fiction film he originally wanted to do a new Flash Gordon but could not acquire the rights so he created Star Wars instead. “Flash Gordon: The Fall Of Ming” gives us Flash’s adventures on the planet, Mongo, from 1941 until 1944 and they are action-packed adventures. This is the way I like my science fiction: flying spaceships, death rays, a completely evil despotic ruler, a wonderfully brave hero and romance–the ever faithful Dale Arden. With six panels every week Alex Raymond managed to get Flash out of the jam from the week before, progress the story and get him into a jam for the next week. And what jams Flash got into. Some of these death traps are so incredible you can hardly wait until you can get to the next page to see how he does survive. Alex Raymond’s artwork is impressive. Combined the art propels the story and the story is contained in the art. “Flash Gordon: The Fall Of Ming” is a book that is to be savored, take your time, read the words, enjoy the art, you will be glad you did. This is a wild ride read and I recommend it highly. This is a high-octane series and I am so glad that Titan Books is bringing the whole series back. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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