Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Flash Gordon by Ralph Reese
Seems like all of the old EC artists loved FLASH GORDON. Frazetta drew characters that looked like Flash or his movie version as played by Buster Crabbe. Woody himself drew Flash parodies throughout his career and one memorable story for King in the sixties. Heck, Al Williamson has a whole book devoted to his various FLASH GORDON interpretations! Should be no surprise then that Ralph Reese, one of the most notable Woodworkers and a fine comics artist in his own right, actually had a memorable run on that venerable strip. Sadly, Reese's run, written by Bruce Jones, remains little seen due to dwindling syndication of continuity strips since the sixties. Above are some non-sequential examples from the eighties and early nineties.