Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip. Also inspired by these series were comics such as Dash Dixon (1935 to 1939) by H.T. Elmo and Larry Antoinette and Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire (1935 to 1941) by Carl Pfeufer and Bob Moore.[citation needed]
In Australia, the character and strip were retitled Speed Gordon to avoid a negative connotation of the word “Flash”. At the time, the predominant meaning of “flash” was “showy”, connoting dishonesty. In France, his adventures were published in “Le Journal de Mickey”, under the name “Guy l’Eclair”. Dale Arden was named Camille in the French translation. In Mexico and some countries in Latin America, the strip is called “Roldán el Temerario”.
The Flash Gordon comic strip has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures, television and animated series. The latest version, a Flash Gordon TV series, appeared on the US Sci Fi Channel in 2007–2008 and then on the United Kingdom Sci Fi channel. A print comic book series by Brendan Deneen and Paul Green and published by Ardden Entertainment debuted in 2008, with the first arc entitled “The Mercy Wars”, and is also available on iTunes for the iPod and iPhone. They followed this up with further storylines.

John Braden– The Adventures Of Flash Gordon
Label: Kid Stuff Records – KSS5035
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack

Flash Gordon Theme
Homesick
Ming The Merciless
Rock And Roll Zombie
Heartbeat
Flash Gordon Theme Reprise

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