FLASH GORDON: ON THE PLANET MONGO
THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY (VOL. 1)
Titan Books presents THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY. Starting with the very first strip, this series of brilliantly restored full-color hardcover volumes will showcase all of adventures of the greatest science fiction hero of all time - all of the Sunday installments, all of the daily strips, all of the writers and artists that made these adventures explode off the page.
FLASH GORDON: ON THE PLANET MONGO [Titan Books, June 2012] Volume One, will spotlight the work of Alex Raymond the genius behind the hero and 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 recognized science fiction hero for decades to come. Introducing Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Hans Zarkov, and Ming the Merciless, this first volume, with introductory essays by Alex Ross and Doug Murray as well as newly restored artwork using state-of-the-art methods by comic historian Pete Maresca, will catapult readers to the deadly planet Mongo.
The Complete Flash Gordon Library joins Titan Books’ other long-running newspaper strip collections, including the critically acclaimed Simon and Kirby Library, and the Modesty Blaise and James Bond 007 series.
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.
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