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Book Title: Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, Vol. 2|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.25 MB
The author of the book: Alex Raymond
Edition: Checker Book Publishing Group
Date of issue: December 15th 2004
ISBN 13: 9780974166469
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Reader ratings: 6.9
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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 (possibly of reprints) and the art suffers a little it's still great. The stories and the dialogue are (of course) very dated, but that doesn't bother me. Hopefully it won't most readers as it's part of the package...1930s forward.
The stories can be a little repetitive in some ways as you're reading through these books. Originally you read one a week so the fact Flash gets captured...Dale gets captured....local beautiful girl falls for Flash...Flash overcomes all was spread out more.
So enjoy. These are "G" to slightly "PG" rated fun and adventure. Ray-guns and swords "flash", zing and crash. There are some great battle scenes and other action paintings in the frames.
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Read information about the authorAlexander 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 Cartoonists Society in 1949 for his work on Rip Kirby.
Born in New Rochelle, New York, Alex Raymond attended Iona Prep on a scholarship and played on the Gaels' football team. He joined the US Marines Corp in 1944 and served in the Pacific theatre during World War II.
His realistic style and skillful use of "feathering" (a shading technique in which a soft series of parallel lines helps to suggest the contour of an object) has continued to be an inspiration for generations of cartoonists.
Raymond was killed in an automobile accident in Westport, Connecticut while driving with fellow cartoonist Stan Drake, aged 46, and is buried in St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, Connecticut.
During the accident which led to his untimely demise, he was said to have remarked (by the surviving passenger of the accident) on the fact that a pencil on the dashboard seemed to be floating in relation to the plummet of the vehicle.
He was the great-uncle of actors Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon.
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