Flash Gordon

 Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond (1909 – 1956), which was first published in 1934. The strip, created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip, has since surpassed Buck Rogers for longevity.

The comic strip follows the sci-fi adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins with Earth bombarded by fiery meteors. Dr. Zarkov believes the meteors are from outer space, and invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale, whose plane has crash-landed in the area, and the three travel to the planet Mongo, where they discover that the meteors are weapons devised by Ming the Merciless, evil ruler of Mongo. 

See 14 pages of the first Flash Gordon Comic Newspaper Strip (at the bottom of this site):  from Jan 7, 1934 thru April 8, 1934.


 From Archive.Org:

 Flash Gordon in The Lion Men of Mongo    - Audio Novelization  by Alex Raymond    Audio has 4 parts.

After crash landing on the planet Mongo, Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov, fight against the evil forces of Emperor Ming, who seeks to perpetuate his rule by ruthless and savage methods. They are helped by the Lion Men of Mongo.


From Archive .Org

Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon   (1935) was a 26-episode radio serial adapting the Hearst Flash Gordon comic strip. Recorded in New York and transcribed for broadcast on West Coast stations, the program aired from April 27 to October 26, 1935 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. As was common with radio serials, each installment was 15 minutes.

The final installment had Flash, Dale and Zarkov landing in a jungle, where they encounter another Hearst comics character, Jungle Jim, thus transitioning into Jungle Jim as the replacement series. Much of the series followed the comic strip very closely, essentially adapting that week's Sunday strip to the radio.


From Archive .Org

The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon (2007)

  - Part One of Flash Gordon

  - Part Two of Flash Gordon

This is the Radio Theatre Group's production of The Amazing Interplanetary Adventure of Flash Gordon.  They were performed and recorded  May 2007 at The Ramshorn Theatre in Glasgow Scotland.


The Official Adventures of Flash Gordon, starring Buster Crabbe, produced by Leo the Lion Records in 1966. It's a couple of vintage stories: "Prisoner of Ming" and "City Under the Earth."


Flash Gordon - On Mongo  - Newspaper Comic Strip:

This is the first newspaper comic strip as it first appeared from Jan 7, 1934 thru April 8, 1934.  There are 14 pages.  It is in .cbr format.


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