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    Al Williamson - Flash Gordon Union Carbide Magazine Ad Original Art (King Features, 1971). The magazine adventures of Flash Gordon continue with this magnificent page, titled "S.O.S. From the Powermen of Mongo." Flash foils Ming by using Bakelite, a product made by Union Carbide. These nostalgic ads were in keeping with the early seventies interest in old comic books and fandom, and it's well-known that Flash Gordon was a major inspiration for George Lukas when he was developing Star Wars. Al Williamson was certainly the artist to turn to in creating new Flash Gordon art; he had worked on the short-but-sweet run of comics published by King, as well as serving as one of Dan Barry's assistants on the newspaper strip, but nothing quite compares to these Union Carbide pages. The art for this page is in ink over graphite with Zipatone shading film, drawn edge-to-edge on two conjoined pieces of 15.5" x 21.75" Bristol, attached at the back with masking tape. A few bits of the Zipatone are missing and most has yellowed, but that hardly takes away from the artwork, which remains in Excellent condition.

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