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    Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Signed by Buster Crabbe - Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-19-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). Alex Raymond created Flash Gordon, and as much as he established Flash's look in print, so too did actor Buster Crabbe establish Flash's live-action look in the 1936 Flash Gordon movie serial. This Sunday adventure, from the story arc "The Tyrant of Mongo", shows the bad guy living up to his name of "Ming the Merciless" as he refuses Princess Aura's plea to release Flash Gordon. That image of Ming on his throne in Panel 3 is pretty iconic for the character. Dale Arden is also on the page, but only shown from the rear. The piece is signed in the lower margin by actors Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), and the lovely Jean Rogers (Dale Arden). In 1996, the Flash Gordon movie serial was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as it was deemed culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant. This Sunday was created in ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of 20" x 15.75". The board is toned, with minor handling wear. Matted to 25" x 23.25". In Very Good condition.

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    August, 2019
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