Thursday, December 10, 2015


Flash - a-ah - savior of the universe
Flash - a-ah - he'll save everyone of us
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Flash - a-ah - he's a miracle
Flash - a-ah - king of the impossible

He's for everyone of us
Stand for everyone of us
He'll save with a mighty hand
Every man every woman
Every child - with a mighty flash

Flash - a-ah
Flash - a-ah - he'll save everyone of us

Just a man
With a man's courage
He knows nothing but a man
But he can never fail
No one but the pure in heart
May find the golden grail
Oh oh - oh oh

Classic, larger than life space adventure was never better than with Flash Gordon. From the books, comics and even a major motion picture - with a superb soundtrack by Queen! This is what childhood dreams are made of.  

Flash Gordon #1
Pin-up of art from pages 1 & 3.
"Flash and the Underwater People"
Flash helps prevent Count Trival and Bellam from killing Queen Fria and King Ronal.
"A sleek rocket ship skims above the continent of Tropica on the planet Mongo."
Flash returns to Mingo City, encountering a vicious plot & a dreaded ice dragon.
Script by Larry Ivie with art by Al Williamson. 
"Flash Gordon and the Mole Machine" 
Flash & Dr. Zarkov test the Mole Machine, discovering a beautiful underground city. 
Script by Archie (Manhunter, His Name Is...Savage!) Goodwin with art by Al (Clawfang, Blade Runner, Daredevil) Williamson.
Ming the Merciless pin-up by Williamson. 
Map of the Planet of Mongo on the back cover, art by Williamson.
Not submitted to the Comics code Authority.

Pinnacle Books' Flash Gordon #1 (41-333-5) The Ice Monster provided reprints from #1, reformatted for the paperback format. Along with a dynamic Gil Kane cover. I've always enjoyed the comics in an easy to carry paperback. 

The cover art is reprinted in Al Williamson's Flash Gordon, A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, along with a couple of stories from King Features #1 issue. A truly magnificent hefty trade paperback. 

More recently, Dark Horse Comics came through with the Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 2 with reprints from King Features #1 issue in a beautiful hardcover format.

A Mandrake the Magician story was included in this issue. My favorite Avengers' artist, legendary Don Heck (doesn't get any better than The Avengers King Size Special #1) provided the artwork. Sweet!

I've never seen any Al Williamson art I didn't like! Never! Only a handful of artists I can say that about.

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You! 

Magnificent panorama Flash Gordon illustration by Al Williamson.
Couldn't go without including a great Frazetta illustration of Flash Gordon.
Detail of a Williamson Flash Gordon piece!


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