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Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip.

The Flash Gordon comic strip has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures, television and animated series. The latest version, a Flash Gordon television series, appeared on the United States Syfy in 2007–2008.

The Buck Rogers comic strip had been very commercially successful, spawning novelizations and children’s toys. King Features Syndicate decided to create their own science fiction comic strip to compete with it. At first King Features tried to purchase the rights to the John Carter of Mars stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs; however, the syndicate were unable to reach an agreement with Burroughs. King Features then turned to Alex Raymond, one of their staff artists, to create the story. Raymond’s first samples were dismissed for not containing enough action sequences. Raymond reworked the story and sent it back to the syndicate, who accepted it. Raymond was partnered with ghostwriter Don Moore (1904-1986), an experienced editor and writer. Raymond’s first Flash Gordon story appeared in January 1934, alongside Jungle Jim. The Flash Gordon strip was well received by newspaper readers, becoming one of the most popular American comic strips of the 1930s. Like Buck Rogers, the success of Flash Gordon resulted in numerous licensed products being sold, including pop-up books, colouring books, and toy spaceships and rayguns.  flash06

The comic strip follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale University graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov.The story begins with Earth threatened with a collision with the planet Mongo. Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to fly into space in an attempt to stop the disaster. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale and they travel to the planet . Landing on the planet, and halting the collision, they come into conflict with Ming the Merciless, Mongo’s evil ruler.

For many years, the three companions have adventures on Mongo, traveling to the forest kingdom of Arboria, ruled by Prince Barin; the ice kingdom of Frigia, ruled by Queen Fria; the jungle kingdom of Tropica, ruled by Queen Desira; the undersea kingdom of the Shark Men, ruled by King Kala; and the flying city of the Hawkmen, ruled by Prince Vultan. They are joined in several early adventures by Prince Thun of the Lion Men. Eventually, Ming is overthrown, and Mongo is ruled by a council of leaders led by Barin.

Flash and friends return to Earth and have some adventures before returning to Mongo and crashing in the kingdom of Tropica, then reuniting with Barin and others. Flash and his friends travel to other worlds and return to Mongo, where Prince Barin, married to Ming’s daughter Princess Aura, has established a peaceful rule (except for frequent revolts led by Ming or by one of his many descendants).  flash04

In the 1950s, Flash became an astronaut who travelled to other planets besides Mongo. The long story of the Skorpii War takes Flash to other star systems, using starships that are faster than light.

In addition to Ming and his allies, Flash and his friends also fought several other villains, including Azura, the Witch Queen; Brukka, chieftain of the giants of Frigia; the fascistic Red Sword organisation on Earth; and Brazor, the tyrannical usurper of Tropica. After Raymond’s tenure, later writers created new enemies for Flash to combat. Austin Briggs created Kang the Cruel, Ming’s callous son. Prince Polon, who had the power to shrink or enlarge living creatures, the unscrupulous Queen Rubia, and Pyron the Comet Master were among the antagonists introduced during Mac Raboy’s run. The Skorpi, a race of alien shape shifters who desired to conquer the galaxy, were recurring villains in both the Mac Raboy and Dan Barry stories. The Skorpi space-fighter ace Baron Dak-Tula became a periodic nemesis of Flash in the late 1970s stories.

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UPDATE 29-11-2016

112 pages/strips Flash Gordon – Alex Raymond V2
112 pages/strips Flash Gordon – Mongo Planet Of Doom
109 pages/strips Flash Gordon V3 – The Tides Of Battle

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46 strips 1934
23 strips 1936

5 Daily stories

D1 001 Princess Lita
D1 002 Freeland
D1 003 War on Earth
D1 004 Disaster in space
D1 005 Shipwrecked

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3 Daily stories

D1 006 Radium mines of Electra
D1 007 Queen Tigra of Forrestria
D1 008 Royal hunt

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4 Daily stories

D1 009 Isle Of The Elvins
D1 010 The Menace Of Mysta
D2 001 Space Prison
D2 002 The City of ice

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D2 003 The Butterfly Men
D2 004 Tartarus
D2 005 The Awful Forest
D2 006 Mr. Murlin
D2 007 The Space Kids on Zoran

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D2 008 The Lost Continent
D2 009 Circea
D2 010 The Deadly Touch
D2 011 Peril Park
D2 012 The Martian Baby
D2 013 The Trail of the Vulke

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D2 014 Tympani
D2 015 Starling
D2 016 Space circus
D2 017 The SwampGirl
D2 018 Return to Mongo
D2 019 Kag the Conqueror
D2 020 Kozy and Skurvy s Island
D2 021 Rob and Bey s Wonders of Mongo

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D2 022 Mezmo
D2 023 Dust Devil
D2 024 City of Azcar Women
D2 025 River Pirates
D2 026 Cybernia
D2 027 Radioactive Loot
D2 028 The Time Pendulum
D2 029 The Far Side Of Moon
D2 030 Behind the Flying Saucers
D2 031 Movie Making on Pluto

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D2 032 Solar Mirror
D2 033 Colony on Mars
D2 034 Disaster at Bigtree
D2 035 Derelict of the Skorpi War
D2 036 Runaway Weather Satellite
D2 037 Lost Legion
D2 038 The Matter Transmitter
D2 039 Flash Without Dale

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D2 040 Space Construction Corps
D2 041 H-Bomb Under the Mongo Sea
D2 042 The Metallic Raiders
D2 043 The Airborne Ark
D2 052 Robot Worker
D2 061 The Space Race

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D2 067 Ming IV
D2 070 Survival Test
D2 074 McFry s Vendetta
D2 075 Manhunt

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D2 076 Flash Gordon vs. The Puppet Master
D2 077 Tournaments Of Free Mongo
D2 078 Desert Tribes of Mongo
D2 079 Pirates Of Mongo
D2 081 Neptunia And Frigia
D2 082 An Alien Stowaway

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D2 083 Convict Squad On Rog
D2 084 Convict Squad And The Skraggs
D2 085 Convict Squad And The Drug Trade
D2 086 Operation Medusa
D2 087 Kenoma And The Space-Jacker
D2 088 Willy And The Martians
D2 089 Jack Hammer
D2 090 Dale’s Mission
D2 091 Twice In Time
D2 092 Gudrun And The Gambling Satellite

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D2 093 Holograms 1
D2 093 Holograms
D2 095 Hideout In The 25th Century
D2 096 Rome
D2 097 Troy
D2 099 Nomads Of Mongo
D2 100 Amazons Of Mongo

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D2 101 Kozy & Skurvey And The Desert Raiders
D2 102 War Robots
D2 103 Rebels On Venus
D2 104 North Star Invaders
D2 105 Planet Of The Klet
D2 106 Atlantis

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D2 107 Space School
D2 108 Skorpi On Mongo
D2 109 Ming Supreme
D2 110 Death
D2 111 Slaves
D2 112 Odyssey

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D2 113 Ming’s Women
D2 114 Black Out
D2 115 Ming’s Children
D2 116 Shark Boy
D2 117 The Biggest Living Thing In The Universe
D2 118 Mind Trip

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D2 119 Skorpi In Atlantis
D2 121 Captain Jodeen
D2 122 Knight Of Mongo
D2 123 The Lure Of Xerees
D2 124 The Living Death Of Ming The Merciless

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D2 125 The Witch Queen’s Magic
D2 126 The Treasure Hunt
D2 127 Rebellion In Frigia
D2 128 EMP

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D2 129 Return To Atlantis
D2 130 The Mystic Isles Of Mongo
D2 131 Gorilla Men Of Mongo
D2 132 The Dark Seed
D2 133 Baldur Battles Skorpi

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D2 134 The Bear
D2 135 The Origin Of Flash Gordon
D2 136 The Cave World Of Mongo – Origin Part 2
D2 137 The Ice Kingdom Of Mongo – Origin Part 3

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D2 140 Egon On Mongo
D2 141 Dinosaurs!
D2 142 Hari Hari
D2 143 The High Ground
D2 144 Mission To Mongo
D2 145 In Search Of Ming

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D2 146 Skorpi In Atlantis Partial Reprint
D2 147 Tournament Of Frigia
D2 148 Roughing It

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D2 149 Bring Me The Head Of Flash Gordon
D2 150 The Big Jump
D2 151 Return To Fear
D2 152 The Bean Men Of Mumbo

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21 Sunday stories

S001 On The Planet Mongo
S002 Monsters of Mongo
S003 Tournaments of Mongo
S004 The Caverns of Mongo
S005 Witch Queen of Mongo
S006 At War with Ming
S007 Undersea Kingdom of Mongo
S008 Forest Kingdom of Mongo
S009 Tusk-Men of Mongo
S010 Beast Men of Mongo
S011 Outlaws of Mongo
S012 The Tyrant Of Mongo
S013 Ice Kingdom of Mongo
S014 Power Men of Mongo
S015 Fall of Ming
S016 Return to Earth
S017 Queen Desira
S018 Jungles of Mongo
S019 Fiery Desert of Mongo
S020 Battle for Tropica
S021 Triumph in Tropica

14 strips unsorted

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