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I find that other artists who have done Flash Gordon just don't A reprint of all of Al Williamson's Flash Gordon comic books in. Few comic strips have captured readers' imaginations like Flash Gordon. Originated in by legendary comic strip artist Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon has set. Flash Gordon's classic era in comic books returns in a new archival collection from Dark Horse! Join the handsome and fearless Flash, his cl.

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Book 1 of 7 in the Checker Flash Gordon Reprints Series . Alex Raymond s original serialized comic strip, reprinted in a series of top-quality, rectangular. Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 1 [Paul Norris, Frank Thorne, Others] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flash Gordon's classic. HOME > FLASH GORDON > SUNDAY, MAY 26, Comics Kingdom. The best comic strips, political cartoons and puzzles in all the land. Comic Strips.

Edit Steve Holland starred in a live-action television series which ran for 39 episodes. This is notable, given that some episodes show the real-life destruction still evident in Germany several years after the war. The final 13 episodes were filmed in Marseille, France. Zarkov went back in time to Berlin in the year The series was syndicated, appearing on stations affiliated with the long-defunct DuMont Network, and many other independent stations in the United States. Stylistic similarities with the Buster Crabbe films are obvious, and may have been desired by the producers. It was recut into a movie in

I also enjoyed the stories a good deal more than I thought.


Though simplistic by current day standards, it's great fun to see Flash cavorting with danger and Dale by his side once more! If this first book in the series is any indication of how the next will look, I'm on board! This is the first volume of what will be several reprinting the various Flash Gordon comic book series from different publishers.

At the time of this review, there are 3 out, with a fourth on its way, and probably atleast one more. Omitted are the FC volumes that were just strip reprints. The focus of this archive series is the original comic book stuff.

Another review touched on the book, this one will focus on the stories.

These are the stories and issues reprinted: It made no sense. You see, Dell would main times use FC as a place to test out new characters and series. A new series may get 1 or 2 or even 4 or 6 issues in FC before getting their own series.

Flash Gordon comic books issue 5

When done so, the prior FC issues were seen as the first issue s of the new series. So a title that had 4 FC issues would start off with 5 of their own title. But after reading the issues it did. One thing that people also need to keep in mind in reading these stories is that comic STRIPS were seen as a more or less adult entertainment form. Oh, sure, kids read the comic strips, but so did many adults. This explains some of what we see in these comics. Its clear that in reading them that they were done in more or less 3 phases.

The first phase published from all had stories similiar to what had appeared in Mongo.

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They pretty much all deal with Flash and Dale Zarkoff only appeared in a major way in one story, and a minor way in 2 others dragged into the intreges of other worlds all of whom had people wearing the 'ruritanian' style clothes we see in Flash Gordon.

In these, FG is now a commander of the US Space Forces, wearing a green military uniform but also a strange blue outfit underneath, more in the style of the expected 'flash gordon' outfit. Dale is just the secretary to the commanding general, and Zarkoff is not to be seen but in the second story is a scientist who looks like him. In these stories, the US is fighting against the menance of communism, but in outer space!

In the first story, Flash rockets to the moon, but is stranded due to sabotage. A communist rocket appears, and he nocks out one of them and swiches space suits while in a vacuum! He gets back to Earth and somehow escapes back to the US to find out the saboture!

In the second issue FG 2, obviousl now meant to the begining of a new FG series in this style , Flash now decked out in a blue 'ruritain' uniform leads an expedition to Mercury ahead of the communists, to start mining operating for uranium.

His men fight and defeat a communist invasion.

Now, as these 2 issues are SO different from the standard FG, I have to assume the King Features put their foot down and ended this new direction. The third and final phase published a year later was more a return to standard FG stories. I found it interesting that Flash is decked out with a weird forked lighting bold logo, and Ming's men at the begining are wearing a four clawed emblem that reminded me of Marvel's Yellow Claw.

But that was that, and we wouldn't see any more original Flash comic books until King started up their own imprint, King Comics in which is the subject of the next volume from Dark Horse. See all 3 reviews.

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Flash Gordon comic books issue 4

DPReview Digital Photography. Its last listing was in VAP Video's catalog for This series took extreme liberties with all the characters, revealing that Flash and Dale Arden had conceived a son, Rick Gordon, who is in his mid-teens when the series begins.

Dale has her mind torn from her body by Ming in the first episode and is preserved in a crystal, which Rick is able to recover and give to his father. Dale is reborn on Earth as Dynak-X, the strategic super-computer based in the Defenders' Headquarters.

This version turned Flash and Dale into hoverboarding teenagers. On January 12, at the Television Critics Association tour, it was announced that the live-action series would comprise 22 one-hour episodes, produced in Canada in early The characters of Ming, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov were drastically altered.

Gina Holden who has appeared in Fantastic Four and Aliens vs. Hans Zarkov , and John Ralston portrayed the arch-villain, Ming. The song was not present in any episode of the show. The show was officially cancelled in early The series followed the strip very closely, amounting to a week-by-week adaptation of the Sunday strip for most of its run. Flash Gordon was played by Gale Gordon. The cast also included Maurice Franklin as Dr. Zarkov and Bruno Wick as Ming the Merciless. They make a crash landing in Africa, where they meet Jungle Jim , the star of another of Alex Raymond's comic strips.

The series ended on October 26, with Flash and Dale's marriage.

Two days later, on October 28, The Further Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon debuted as a daily show, running five days a week. This series strayed further from Raymond's strip, involving Flash, Dale and Zarkov in an adventure in Atlantis. The series aired 74 episodes, ending on February 6, In , Dan Jurgens wrote a modernized version of the comic strip as a nine-issue DC Comics miniseries.

It featured: Flash as a washed up basketball player who finds new purpose in life on Mongo, Dale as an adventurous reporter who is just as capable as Flash, and a gray-skinned Ming who is less of an Asian stereotype. The series ran for the planned nine issues and was left with an open-ended conclusion.

Though Mongo was not a threat to Earth in this series, Ming had every intention of conquering Earth once he coerced Dr. Zarkov into designing the needed ships. In , Marvel Comics did a two-issue series with art by Al Williamson in the style of the Flash comics he had produced for King and others. A new comic book series was released by Ardden Entertainment in August , though with inconsistent release dates for subsequent issues. The initital story arc concluded in mid with an open door to an announced new story arc to begin fall Two other arcs were completed.

A reprint of all of Al Williamson's Flash Gordon comic books in black and white was printed by Flesk in In , Dark Horse Comics began an archive reprint series in hardback, starting with the original comics published by Dell.

The second volume covers the comics published by King Comics, the third covers the comics published by Charlton Comics, the fourth covers the comics published by Gold Key, and the fifth covers the comics published by Whitman.

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