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Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, Vol. 2 (Checker Flash Gordon Reprints #2)

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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.
Hardcover, 100 pages
Published December 15th 2004 by Checker Book Publishing Group
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Mike (the Paladin)
As I noted in my review of the first book of this "series" where the old Flash Gordon comic strips are gathered I watched the old 1936 Flash Gordon movie the other night and it "flashed" me back to my childhood. To watching the old TV series, reruns of the movies and movie serials...and of course reading these strips in the newspaper each Sunday (well, not "these specific" strips as they are still early. I'll hopefully get to the 1950s strips i began reading later.

While these are reprints (possi
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Bob Garrett
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This volume reprints strips from April 21, 1935 - October 11, 1936. In comparison to Volume 1, the panels are larger and the stories more decompressed. The earliest strips packed a lot into them, but after the first year, things slowed down. Were Alex Raymond and scripter Don Moore running out of ideas? Quite possibly. There's a definite feel of "making things up as they go along" here.

The decompressed storytelling isn't entirely unwelcome, though, because the larger panels give Raymond room to
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Alexander Gillespie Raymond was an American comic strip artist, best known for creating the comic Flash Gordon in 1934. The serial hit the silver screen three years later with Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers as the leading players. Other strips he drew include Secret Agent X-9, Rip Kirby, Jungle Jim, Tim Tyler's Luck, and Tillie the Toiler. Alex Raymond received a Reuben Award from the National Cart ...more
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