Book Review: Flash Gordon – The Complete Library Vol.2

Flash Gordon: The Tyrant Of Mongo (Sundays 1937 – 1941)

W: Don Moore | A: Alex Raymond | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 208pp

Everyone knows Flash Gordon–the most iconic science fiction swashbuckler ever to burst forth from the newspaper pages. His adventures wielded so much energy that they inspired everyone who followed, no matter what the medium. Filmmaker George Lucas famously revealed, “Growing up in California, I was enchanted by two things…race cars and Flash Gordon. The first love I put to use in American Graffiti, the second eventually turned into Star Wars.”

Introducing the heroics of Flash Gordon, the beauty of Dale Arden, the evil of Ming the Merciless, and the exotic setting of the distant planet Mongo, Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon is a reflection on a different time – when men were men, the future was a bold and exciting new frontier and comic strips were the backbone of newspapers across the globe…
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