The third volume of the Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim includes every Alex Raymond Sunday from March 12, 1939 through the end of 1941.
Flash, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov have a lengthy adventure with Fria, the stunning Snow Queen of Frigia; Dale is captured by Ming's secret service, culminating in a fight to the finish between Flash and the merciless tyrant. Meanwhile, when radio signals from Earth find their way to Mongo, Flash and company must decide—do they stay on Mongo or return home to help overthrow "The Dictator"?!
In the topper strip, Jim, Lil, and Kolu ward off moon worshippers on the Malay Peninsula, protect the Panama Canal from sabotage, and, in the midst of an expanding world war, are enlisted to keep a Caribbean island free of hostile foreign influences.
In the introduction by Bruce Canwell, Joe Kubert tells of being a 12-year-old making his first-ever trip out of Brooklyn to visit Alex Raymond at his Connecticut home! Plus, Howard Chaykin discusses the influence of the Matt and Benton Clark on Raymond's drawing style.
Edited by Dean Mullaney, designed by Lorraine Turner, Introduction by Bruce Canwell.
|Product dimensions:||12.30(w) x 16.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Alex Raymond (1909-1956) is regarded, with Milton Caniff and Hal Foster, as one of the three giants of newspaper adventure strip artists. Raymond apprenticed with Chic Young on Blondie and Lyman Young on Tim Tyler's Luck. The year 1934 was a major turning point in his career: he illustrated Secret Agent X-9, a new detective comic strip written by Dashiell Hammett, and then created Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim. He left X-9 after a couple of years and continued drawing Flash and Jim, with a writing assist from Don Moore, until 1944, when he enlisted in the Marines. In 1946 Raymond created the ultimate post-War cool detective series, Rip Kirby, which is also available from the Library of American Comics.