For the first time, Alex Raymond’s classic Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim are collected together, in the oversized 12″ x 16″ champagne edition format that lets us see the strips as he originally intended. Created by Raymond in 1934, Flash Gordon is arguably the most famous science fiction comic strip of all time. It follows the adventures of the title character and his two companions—Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov—on the planet Mongo, where they battle the evil Ming the Merciless. The neglected classic Jungle Jim was created as a topper to Flash and tells of Jim Bradley as he fights pirates, slave traders, and assorted villains in the exotic Southeast Asia of the 1930s. The real star of both strips, however, is Alex Raymond’s incredibly lush and lyrical artwork, which continues to inspire artists today.