Are these the best Flash Gordon stories out there? That depends. As I stated earlier, if you’re comparing them to the newspaper strip, they just can’t hold a candle – they’re certainly not as pretty and they’re a bit more dull. But it should be noted that in the era in which these books were being published, comic strips were put on a much higher pedestal than they are today while comic books were sort of the red-headed stepchild of sequential art. Judging them by that standard, these stories should be commended for the level of excitement and adventure they supply. And of course, your first exposure to a character is often the one you hold most dear. If you were a child when these comics were originally published, and these were the first Flash Gordon stories you read, then you’ll be amazed at what you find here and you absolutely must pick this collection up. Dark Horse has lovingly reprinted these classic tales in a handsome hardcover forma Read Full Review
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