Beginning the complete library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time.
Volume One will spotlight the work of Alex Raymond, legendary for some of the finest storytelling of the 20th century. Raymond illustrated the Sunday strips until 1944; with his clear and much-imitated style forming the original aesthetic of the most popular and easily recognised science fiction hero for decades to come.
Introducing Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Hans Zarkov, and Ming the Merciless, this volume will catapult readers to the deadly planet Mongo.
These are the strips that influenced George Lucas to create Star Wars, and which illustrator Al Williamson said were "the reason I became an artist."
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About 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 indicated that Flash Gordon was the inspiration for the Star Wars movies, and Raymond's work has inspired decades of writers, artist, and filmmakers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's very good. Some of the things the characters do are a little whacky, but that's because this is from the 1930's (comics were still new at the time). The event boxes are a little annoying but they get better after awhile. The intros are a given and they are well out of the way. The content is not only good in every artistic sense, but it's all first generation, so it's classic. I'd heard about Flash Gordon all my life, and now I know why it's such a big deal. Expensive, but very worth it.