Category Archives: Flash Gordon

February 24

Flash Gordon: The Enduring Influence on Science Fiction and Fantasy

Flash Gordon is one of the science fiction and fantasy’s most iconic and enduring figures. Created by Alex Raymond in 1934, the character of Flash Gordon was initially intended to compete with the popularity of Buck Rogers, another Sci-fi hero of the time. Flash Gordon was a heroic adventurer who traveled to other planets, fought […]

February 26

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 11: When Hell Broke Loose” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XI WHEN HELL BROKE LOOSE Early the next morning Xodar and I commenced work upon our plans for escape. First I had him sketch upon the stone floor of our cell as accurate a map of the south polar regions as was possible with the crude instruments at our disposal—a buckle from my harness, […]

August 28

Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938 Serials)

A devastating beam of energy disrupts and begins destroying the atmosphere of Earth.  Flash Gordon (Larry “Buster” Crabbe), the genius Dr. Zarkov (Frank Shannon), and the beautiful Dale Arden (Jean Rogers) launch a rocket ship believing that once again Earth is under attack by the planet Mongo.  However; they soon find out that the attack […]

August 23

Flash Gordon – “Pit of Fire”

  Flash Gordon – “Pit of Fire” September 21, 193

August 14

The CE Library: Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond.First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip. Starting April 22, 1935, the strip was adapted into The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon, a 26-episode weekly […]