FLASH GORDON ON THE PLANET MONGO
LOWERY’S Collector’s Number: GW64
at least one printing
Big Little Book® published in 1934; ©1934 King Features Syndicate.
Hard cover; Standard size: 3 5/8” x 4 1/2” x 1 1/2”; 320 pages
Author/Artiist: Alex Rlaymond.

Cover Artist: Unknown

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COLLECTOR’S NOTES:

This is the first Flash Gordon Big Little Book®. Its content was adapted from the first Sunday story line, strips #1 through #14, beginning january 7, 1934, and ending April 8, 1934. Nearly every picture from the strip is reproduced, and all multiple panel illustrations are divided into individual pages within this BLB.

Flash Gordon hit the airwaves in 1935, three years after Buck Rogers. The program, produced by Himan Brown, is perhaps notable for the fact that the original Flash Gordon was Gale Gordon who went on to a career in sitcoms. Flash actually had a larger career on screen in Saturday matinee serials starring Buster Crabbe who also played Buck Rogers in movies.

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