The Roots of Pop Art #11


Flash Gordon on the Planet Mongo
(Big Little Books; 1934)

4 comments:

Vanwall said...

Alex Raymond, the artist of the Flash Gordon strips collected here in the Big Little Book, was unequalled in his ability to convey realism, even in a fantastic setting such as Mongo, and his later strip, "Rip Kirby", was a as good a noir as any movie, with lots of blacks and grays, both in the art work and the characters.

Booksteve said...

Isn't that Flash's buddy Dr. Zarkov that he's slugging on this cover?

hcbeck said...

Hazarding a guess, the cover of the book looks like someone doing Raymond more than Raymond himself.

Always wanted to see Flash take a poke at Zarkov, at least the Zarkov of the serials, who was an utter bore.

Tom Sutpen said...

No, 'tis indeed an Alex Raymond cover.