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The Tyrant of Mongo (The Complete Flash Gordon Library) Hardcover – December 18, 2012
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“I would really recommend this book for the serious or casual fan of Flash Gordon.” – 8 Days a Geek
About the Author
George Lucas has cited Flash Gordon as an inspiration for the Star Wars movies, and Raymond's work has inspired decades of writers, artists and filmmakers.
Top Customer Reviews
This second volume of Titan's collection of AlexRaymond's FLASH GORDON is just as careful and faitfhul as the previous one, overall design and supplemental text pieces included.
Pay no attention to the now usual "Item under review" notice. It has become the standard reaction from Amazon when they receive enough complaints about damaged items due to improper packaging, something that has become more and more frequent of late.
The only thing "under review" here should be Amazon's packaging service and its alarming decline.
The introduction by Doug Murray this time gives us an insight of the progression Flash Gordon did from the printed page to the silver screen thanks to the Universal Pictures serials starring Buster Crabbe. Honestly, I find myself looking forward to these "chapters" of the character's history as much as the stories that come along with it. We also learn that Raymond used live models for his art!
The stories, largely introduce us to the adventures of Flash Gordon in Arboria where we meet Prince Barin and his band of warriors. It's a fun read and the artwork is a delight to look at. The publisher even reproduces the tiny dots from the printing process which used to appear in old comic books up to the 1980's, something the most nostalgic of us truly miss.
Overall, this tome is a true work of art and of love for the character. Something that should be on bookshelves everywhere.
Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo: The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1937-1941 by Alex Raymond and Don Moore is an outstanding book which will introduce new readers to the wonderful art of Alex Raymond, drawn to the exciting story of Don Moore. For those who are familiar with the art and story, the format would make the book easier to read and the clear and clean pages make the images jump up much better than the cheap Sunday newspaper.
Raymond and Moore created worlds which even today look unique and futuristic. The buildings and outfits are fun, outrageous and creative - they scream science fiction in every panel and adventure on every page. Before being immersed in stories of future escapades, comic book writer Doug Murray (who is also a Flash Gordon historian) writes an informative essay
Flash Gordon is one of the most influential characters in the hero genre, the comics inspired movies, TV shows and other shows, like Star Trek, which would become influential in their own right.
The characters are the old familiar friends, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and of course Hans Zarkov and are fleshed out fairly well. The story takes place mostly on the planet Mongo, complete with light filled cities to tree towns, ice caves to underground tunnels - sounds familiar?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alex Ross must be an ancestor of Alex Raymond. A must own for anyone interested in comics, graphic novels or graphics in general.Published 1 month ago by Paul Wilkins
Classic FLASH GORDON beautifully restored. Best of the many versions available. Well done, Titan.Published 3 months ago by William Patrick Maynard
My little boy was so happy to get this for Christmas, Thank youPublished 7 months ago by Keri Walker
In comparison with volume 1, this is excellent quality edition. I love itPublished 15 months ago by Mirko Drzaic
What can I say.....met my expectations 100%.
I started reading Flash Gordon when I was a kid in Italy (back in the 50s... Read more