Titan Books celebrates vintage ‘Flash Gordon’ comic strips in a deluxe new collection

The golden age of newspaper comic strips was a glorious time for imaginative readers, with iconic runs of Superman, Prince Valiant, Buck Rogers, and of course Earth’s fair-haired space adventurer, Flash Gordon.

Gordon, the handsome Yale University alumnus and celebrity polo player, first appeared as a King Features Syndicate strip in January of 1934. Created and drawn by Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon embarked on a daily series of other-worldly escapades with his beloved Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov as they battled the planet Mongo’s nefarious villain named Ming The Merciless.