This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The second of Checker's re-issue of the color Flash Gordon strips from the pen and brush of its unsurpassed originator, Alex Raymond! The work of a master at his best, these color strips were originally published in 1935 and 1936.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Alex Raymond is a Checker Publishing author.From Publishers Weekly:
Outstanding art overcomes weak scripts in this sci-fi classic, which started in 1934 as a rival to the extremely popular Buck Rogers. The story begins as three Earthlings—muscular Flash, beautiful Dale and brilliant Dr. Zarkov—are dropped on the alien planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. Much swashbuckling hugger-mugger ensues, as Flash, Dale and Zarkov bounce from one realm to another, from one crisis to the next. Uncredited writer Don Moore relies on melodramatic conventions to keep things moving: handsome but humorless Flash is irresistible to any alien queen he meets; Ming is a standard, creepy Yellow Peril villain; Dale alternates between simpering and pouting. Nevertheless, Raymond's wonderful brushed ink illustrations bring the characters to life. His work recalls the tradition of magazine illustrators such as Joseph Clement Coll and J. Allen St. John, and is superbly composed and executed. The notion of Flash wrestling with a monstrous "constrictosaurus" while chained to the wall of a dungeon is a cliché, but Reynolds's rendering makes the silly beast appear menacing. His Dale is more attractive than irritating. Even Ming looks wily enough to be convincingly dangerous. The terrific art makes ignoring the slapdash writing worthwhile.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0974166464
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0974166464 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-0974166464
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0974166464
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110974166464
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0974166464 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0609084
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0974166464
Book Description Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0974166464n