And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is an incredibly rare original proof for the classic Sunday Newspaper comic strip Flash Gordon, that began back in 1934 and was written and illustrated by the legendary Alex Raymond. This is a proof for the May 2, 1937 (5/02/37) episode.
This is a full-color proof of the complete strip page, featuring beautiful artwork by Raymond, and nice large images of the characters. The proof is on high quality smooth coated stock (not regular cheap newsprint paper), and measures approximately 11 1/2" by 16". It still has very sharp and vibrant colors and looks great. It is in very good condition, particularly considering its age more than 75 years old!Please note that this is NOT a mass-produced print, lithograph, or poster reproduction. It is an original proof that was created in 1937 during the production process for the comic strip, and used in producing the strip for publication. This is a very cool and rare comic collectible that you will hardly ever get a chance to see. And what makes this even more special is that this is a truly outstanding example, featuring Flash, the beautiful Dale, King Barin, and the lovely Aura who steals a kiss with Flash! This is a fantastic piece that would look outstanding framed and prominently displayed, and would be a key piece in any collection. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1930's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information.
Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'30's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "1937 ALEX RAYMOND FLASH GORDON ORIGINAL COLOR PROOF COMIC PAGE PRODUCTION ART" is in sale since Sunday, March 9, 2014.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Comic Strip Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.