Profiles in History

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The Alex Raymond Flash Gordon 

Featuring the original artwork for Flash Gordon #1 -- the origin and first appearance of sci-fi's greatest hero! 

Profiles in History is proud to announce the greatest find in comic art history: Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Flash Gordon #1 – the origin and first appearance of arguably the greatest and most influential of all American adventure comic strips. Galvanizing artists across genres and generations, Flash Gordon served as inspiration for Star Warsand has had an indelible impact on pop culture in the past eight decades. To be sold on the same day with Flash Gordon#1 are three other Alex Raymond artworks, including Jungle Jim #1 – the monumental origin and first appearance of Raymond’s answer to Tarzan and companion “topper” to his iconic Flash Gordon comic strip – both launched simultaneously on January 7, 1934. The other two artworks are Alex Raymond’s futuristic concepts – one depicting warplanes defeating the Axis Powers; the other showing his vision of peace following World War II, featuring nude figures of Flash Gordon and Dale Arden holding the torch of freedom, both published in the October 20, 1942 issue of LOOK Magazine. 


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