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Following the death of Mac Raboy in 1968, Dan Barry took over production of the Sunday Flash Gordon strip. This collection, the first ever, features the first three years of a run that would last for nearly five, from The Return of Chameleon, 1/14/68, to Radiation Giants, 12/26/71. Barry took over the dailies in the 1950s and those are often works of art, beginning with strips that collaborated with Frank Frazetta and Harvey Kurtzman in the early 1950s. These Sundays are equally fine. Interview with Bob Fujitani, who was Barry's assistant from 1969-1980, and a fabled Golden Age and Silver Age artist in his own right.
This begins with the last five months of Sundays drawn by Mac Raboy, which are gorgeous themselves, then Barry's work begins with assist from Fujitani. Bob Fuje, as he signed his work in the 1940s, began with stunning work on strips like The Hangman and Dollman in the early 1940s. By the early 1960s, he was a fan favorite for his work on Doctor Solar and other Dell/Gold Key titles. He began as Barry's assistant just after that Silver Age period.
Science fiction novelist and Wally Woods collaborator, Harry Harrison, began working with Barry in 1958 and together they produced 47 complete stories between then and 1968. Rick Norwood talks about their tumultuous relationship (two creators with big egos) but also about the fine work they produced, bringing Flash into a more modern world of sci-fi from the by-then archaic world of Alex Raymond's original vision.
Born in 1923, Dan Barry’s long career in comics began in 1941 working for the Funnies Inc. Comic. He would go on to work for DC Comics, Timely, Lev Gleason, and Fawcett, among many other companies. Following his national service in the US Air Force, Barry returned to comics assisting Burne Hogarth on the Tarzan newspaper strip before taking over the daily strip in 1947. In 1951 he was hired to revive the Flash Gordon daily strip and in 1968 he took over the Sunday strip too. He would continue to draw Flash Gordon for nearly 50 years and drew comics right up to his death in 1997 at the age of 74.
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Item Code FGS01H Publisher Titan Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781785861369 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x10 # Pages 224pg Color Full Color
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