Many of us who grew up with the Internet and social media might not remember reading comic strips from newspapers or magazines. As a kid growing up in the 80s, my family would get the Sunday newspaper which would have all the comic strips in one section – the Sunday Funnies. I absolutely could not wait to dive-in on reading new stories of Prince Valiant and the Peanuts gang.
One of the most popular characters from the Sunday comic strips was space adventurer Flash Gordon. At this time, Philip Nowlan created the original sci-fi star Buck Rogers, thus giving birth to Alex Raymond’s creation of Flash Gordon that debuted in Sunday newspapers on January 7, 1934. Raymond introduced the world to film-like realism, futuristic worlds, exotic women, and just plain fun stories.
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