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    Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Strip Original daté 07-07-40 (King Features Syndicate, 1940). Classique et unique Flash Gordon du maître du médium, Alex Raymond. Dale est emprisonnée par l'empereur Ming sur la planète Mongo. Flash tente de sauver Dale et perd presque la vie dans un piège diabolique tendu par Ming. Alors que le désastre est sur le point de s'abattre, Flash est sauvé par un libérateur mystérieusement vêtu. Il s'avère être un Power Man, l'un des ingénieurs qui entretiennent le réseau électrique de Mongo. Les Power Men prêts à aider Flash lui donnent un de leurs uniformes afin qu'il puisse s'infiltrer dans le palais. Dale, à nouveau emprisonnée, attend anxieusement de voir si Flash tentera un autre sauvetage. Dale s'interroge, car elle sait que Ming a dirigé son mystérieux rayon de la mort vers toute personne assez folle pour entrer dans la zone. Dans cet exceptionnel exemple, nous voyons Dale à peine vêtue. Flash désactive l'appareil monstrueux et fait irruption dans la cellule de Dale qui l'attend les bras ouverts. D'importance historique pour ceux qui apprécient les bandes dessinées ainsi que les Comics Strips, les images de Flash dans un costume rouge avec comme logo un éclair sur sa poitrine ne peuvent pas être une coïncidence. La similitude avec la bande dessinée du Silver Age, Flash, est indéniable. Notons la toute aussi intéressante similitude du costume d'Alex Raymond et la pose du personnage contemporain de Lou Fine, Electro appelé plus tard Dynamo, et le personnage The Ray de Fox Comics. Les deux personnages ayant apparu pour la première fois avant la publication du Sunday Comics, 7-7-40. Cependant, les poses identiques apparaissaient dans des numéros suivants, se posant la question de savoir qui lisait et suivait qui ? D'une impressionnante superficie d'image de 45 x 40 cm. En Excellente Condition. De la Collection Familiale Alex Raymond.
    Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 07-7-40 (King Features Syndicate, 1940). Classic and unique Flash Gordon by the master of the medium, Alex Raymond. Dale is imprisoned by the Emperor Ming on the planet Mongo. Flash makes an attempt to rescue Dale and nearly loses his life as Ming has set a fiendish trap. Just as disaster is about to befall them, Flash is rescued by a mysteriously garbed liberator. It turns out to be a Power Man, one of the engineers that maintain the power grid on Mongo. The Power Men are willing to help Flash and give him one of their "uniforms," so that he can infiltrate the palace. Dale, again imprisoned, anxiously waits to see if Flash will attempt another rescue. Dale is conflicted as she knows that Ming has positioned his mysterious Death Ray toward anyone foolish enough to enter the area. In this outstanding example, we see a scantily attired Dale. Flash disables the monstrous device and bursts into the cell and Dale's waiting arms. Of historic note to those that appreciate comics, as well as strip art, the images of Flash in a red costume with a lightning bolt logo on his chest cannot be a coincidence. The similarity to comics silver age, Flash is undeniable. Just as interesting is the similarity of the Alex Raymond costume, and poses to the contemporaneous, Lou Fine character Electro (later Dynamo) and The Ray from Fox Comics. Both characters first appeared prior to this Sunday. However, the similar poses appear in issues later, begging the question, who was reading and following whom? The image area is a glorious 19.5" x 15.75". In Excellent condition. From the Alex Raymond Family Collection.


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