Friday, March 4, 2016


Few comic strips and comic books have captured readers' imaginations like Flash Gordon. Originated in 1934, by legendary comic-strip artist Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon has set the standard for science-fiction adventure, even inspiring such modern-day classics as George Lucas' Star Wars.

Nice way to catch up on the Flash Gordon mythology!
For more than eight decades, loyal fans have explored the stars with the comics' most famous intergalactic adventurer, his lovely female companion Dale Arden and passionate scientist, Dr. Hans Zarkov.

Flash Gordon #11
Sweet Dan Barry cover.
"Dream Devils of the Volcanic World"
Following a furious storm on one of Mongo's uncharted seas, Flash & Dale find themselves washed ashore, surrounded by armed pygmies. Zarkov lay unnoticed several yards up the coast to face his own adventure. 
Written by Bill (The Phantom, NoMan) Pearson with Reed (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Blackhawks) Crandall art.
Fillers by Raymond (Supergirl, Hawkman) Marais with a text article by Gary (Battle of the Planets, Mandrake) Poole.  

Painted cover by Alberto Pujolar, with Dan Barry line art. 
Devilina #1 cover, by Alberto Pujolar, also adapted for the cover of  Vampirella #111

Norway Flash Gordon reprint of this issue's cover (with additional art by Alberto Pujolar) and story. Portugal reprint of this story as well, with a Mac (Captain Marvel Jr., Green Lama) Raboy cover from Flash Gordon #7

For me, Flash Gordon was some of Reed Crandall's finest work.

Reprinted in Dark Horse Comics Flash Gordon Comic-Book Archives Volume Two. I know I've said it before, but I have to say it again, highly recommended hardcover reprint edition of the King Comics Flash Gordon series.

Original Reed Crandall concept for a proposed King Comics Flash Gordon #12.

Coming Soon: We continue the exciting Flash Gordon adventures, by Pearson & Crandall, in classic Charlton Comics. Cover price went back down to twelve cents. 

Inside front cover from this issue of Flash Gordon. How cool is this, an LP!

Fillers, inside back cover & the back cover from this issue of Flash Gordon. And another cool LP!
Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

As far as I can tell, this magnificent four page Flash Gordon story by Michael (The Shadow) Kaluta is unpublished. I don't know, why?! It's gorgeous!


  1. The Kaluta story was published in a 1972 fanzine called Heritage, a two volume tribute to Flash Gordon that also had Flash stories by Jeffrey Jones, Frank Brunner, Reed Crandall and Esteban Maroto, portfolio pieces by Neal Adams, Stan Pitt, Gray Morrow and Kenneth Smith, covers by Alex Raymond, Al Williamson and Wally Wood...and I've left a lot out. One of the most beautiful publications to come out of the golden age of fanzines, I'm sure you'd appreciate it.

    1. Thanks for the info. Sounds like something I'd really enjoy.