Vol. 1 On The Planet Mongo 1934-1937
If you're gonna go through life with a name like 'Flash', you'd better back it up by being very cool under fire, have a hot I'd-better-go-with-you girlfriend and a brilliant father-figure scientist buddy at your side.
That would be Flash Gordon. The best airman this side of Mongo.
My grandmother used to send me clippings of the Flash Gordon Sunday strip out of the Chicago Tribune when I was a kid. They didn’t run it in my local Cincinnati Enquirer. By the time I discovered it on a trip to my grandparent’s house, I had no idea where the story had started or where it was going.
I didn’t care. Those clippings were like jewels of color that I studied and studied.
But over the decades, I’d lost hope that I’d ever get to revisit those strips in quite the same way.
Vol. 2 The Tyrant of Mongo 1937-1941
Vol. 3 The Fall of Ming 1941-1944
Alex Raymond’s work is as exciting today as it was in the 30’s and 40’s, or even my childhood. The pages are lovingly produced. Titan respects these pages as much as the fans and presents them as fresh and alive as if inked yesterday.
In production now is volume 4, “Kang The Cruel” by another fabulous inker, Austin Briggs.