Published on June 27th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Mad Cave Studios, in a proud partnership with King Features, celebrates the 90th anniversary of Flash Gordon, with FLASH GORDON: CLASSIC COLLECTION VOL. 1! The groundbreaking original comic strips written by Alex Raymond and Don Moore, with art, colors and letters by Alex Raymond are being collected in a beautiful 208-page full color hardbound collection!

Science fiction’s most enduring icon Flash Gordon returns in a newly-restored edition, collecting his earliest adventures with Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov on the mysterious planet Mongo. There they’ll encounter strange landscapes, fantastic creatures, otherworldly characters, and the universe’s most diabolical mastermind–Ming the Merciless.

Flash Gordon: Classic Collection Volume 1 reprints all of Alex Raymond’s Sunday strips from January 1, 1934 to April 18, 1937, and includes additional background material and an introduction from comics industry legend Alex Ross.

“As a longtime fan of Flash Gordon, this is exactly the type of project I’ve been dreaming about—I couldn’t be happier that Mad Cave is the lucky publisher to make it a reality!” said Mad Cave Studios Editor in Chief, Mike Marts. “We are enthralled to bring readers, fans and collectors alike these classic full-color comic strips presented in a beautifully designed epic hardcover edition.”

Since its debut in 1934, Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon has captured the imagination of readers worldwide with its dynamic storytelling, captivating artwork, and memorable characters. Brand-owner King Features in partnership with Mad Cave Studios, brings new stories and creators to this iconic American comic strip.

Flash Gordon: Classic Collection Vol. 1 drops July 31st, and is now available for preorder. Also be on the lookout to Flash Gordon: Classic Collection Vol. 2, coming Oct. 29th!

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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