Now, how many times have we seen this? Flash knows that if he tries to rescue his friends he is playing right into Ming's hands. However, Flash Gordon is the hero after all, can we expect any less from him?
To be seen in future issues, legendary Al Williamson provided stunning artwork for a Western Publishing adaptation of Dino De Laurentiis' Flash Gordon film, written by the incomparable Bruce Jones. It was released by Western Publishing in both hardcover and softcover formats to coincide with the film's release, and was also serialized in three issues of Whitman's Flash Gordon comic book, #31-33.
|A few years after Whitman, came DC & Marvel Comics with further Flash Gordon comic books.|
Over the years, several publishers (Dell, King & Charlton) have produced Flash Gordon comics, either reprints or original stories.
Flash Gordon #24 Flash can't resist fighting his way into Ming's trap!
"The Coronation of Ming the Merciless"
Flash knows that if he tries to rescue his friends he is playing right into Ming's hands.
Written by John Warner (Bloodstone) with art by Carlos Garzon (Star Wars). Easily some of Garzon's finest work channeling some magnificent Al Williamson.
"The Coronation of Ming the Merciless Part 2"
Ming basks in all his glory, with Flash shackled beside him.
Written by John Warner (Doc Savage) with art by Carlos Garzon (Star Trek).
Nice looking painted covers on the Norway and Portugal (albeit a bit bright) foreign reprints of Flash Gordon #24.
Dark Horse reprinted this issue in the Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 4. Dark Horse Comics began a great archive reprint series in slipcover hardback, starting with the original comics published by Dell. The second volume covers the comics published by King Comics, the third covers the comics published by Charlton Comics, the fourth covers the comics published by Gold Key and the fifth covers the comics published by Whitman.
Here are some more recent Flash Gordon incarnations.
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