Friday, April 29, 2016


Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip.

Flash Gordon #15  In Danger In The Land Of Djale
"In the Land of Djale"
A bizarre vessel touches down on the fabled skycity of the Hawkmen to carry out the daring kidnapping of Dale Arden. 
Cover & interior art by Pat Boyette.
"Fighting the Ferocious Fire"
Death Defiler text story.
"Destiny's Eye"
Written by Joe Gill with art by Don Perlin.
"In the Land of Djale Part 2" 
Flash Gordon frantically searches for the captive Dale. 
Cover & interior art by Pat Boyette.

The original.
The facsimile edition!
Flash Gordon Strange Adventure Magazine was a pulp magazine which was launched in December 1936. Published by Harold Hersey, it was an attempt to cash in on the growing comics boom, and the popularity of the Flash Gordon comic strip in particular. The magazine contained a novel about Flash Gordon and three unrelated stories with eight full-page color illustrations. Cover artist unknown, but probably Fred Meagher. The quality of both the artwork and the fiction was low and the magazine lasted only one issue. It is now extremely rare. A facsimile of the magazine was released as a book in 2005.

This issue was reprinted in Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 3. The great cover of issue #18 was used for the Archives' slipcover. Also, here's the original Pat Boyette artwork for the awesome cover of Flash Gordon #15.
 Live Large My Friends!

Thank You! 
One of Boyette's finest work for me, was "Children of Doom" from Charlton Premiere #2. Written by Denny O'Neil. Love Boyette's cutting edge work with panel layouts. He also used a combination of black & white and color.

Here he is featured in Vanguard's Tales from the Edge #14. Cover painting by Boyette. It also featured an intro by Alex Toth.
A story of his from Seaboard's Weird Tales of the Macabre #2. This magazine also featured an early cover painting by Boris Vallejo!
A nice cover painting of his. 

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