In 1951, Dan Barry revived the Flash Gordon daily newspaper strip, shaping the character for the rest of his extraordinary 52-year run! Collected together here for the first time in over 25 years are the adventures that enthralled a generation, with contributions from EC Comics legends Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman. Collects the first three years of Dan Barry’s run on the iconic comic strip series.
FLASH GORDON, the swash-buckling, all-American hero who’s been saving the Earth and Universe from mad men, megalomaniacs and Ming the Merciless since 1934 is perhaps science fiction’s most enduring super-hero icon
Harvey Kurtzman was an American cartoonist, writer and editor. He featured regularly in Mad magazine throughout the 1950s, with his work being largely satirical. In 1988, The Harvey Award was named in Kurtzman’s honor. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1989, and his work was listed five times in The Comics Journal‘s ‘Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century’.
Dan Barry was an American cartoonist, recognized for helping to define the ‘New York Slick’ style, which dominated comic pages until the Kirby style took hold at Marvel. His comics career began in the 1940s, where he worked on comics such as Doc Savage, Blue Bolt, and the Tarzan daily strip. Reviving the Flash Gordon daily strip in 1951, his work is well respected. He drew for Flash Gordon until 1990, and created the official 1980s movie poster.
Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for his work in comic books, movie posters, and animated features. He was intducted into Will Eisner’s Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2003, the acclaimed documentary Frazetta: Painting with Fire was released, covering Frazetta’s fifty years in the world of art.
One of the founding cartoonists of Mad magazine in 1952, Jack Davis is recognized for his film posters, album art, and numerous comic stories. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2005 following a retrospective exhibition of his career. He received the National Cartoonists Society’s Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 and their prestigious Reuben Award in 2000.
224 page black and white hardcover
Titan Comics, 2016