What famous old-school comic strip character did Alex Raymond create in 1934?
Kids today may be more familiar with names like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk, but one hero predates these household names: Flash Gordon! Yes, Alex Raymond created the all-American athlete turned space hero way back in 1934. Flash was the cartoonist’s take on Buck Rogers, a character who was quite popular at the time. Of course, fans of the British rock band Queen may also be familiar with Flash, as they provided the soundtrack for the hero’s 1980 film. “FLASH! A-AH!” Source: FlashGordon.com
Flash and Dale are skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s rocket ship. The trio are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming, who has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters.
Director: Mike Hodges
Box office: 27.1 million USD (North America)
Costume design: Danilo Donati