Flash Gordon (King/Charlton/Gold Key/Whitman)

    (King, 1966-1969, 1978-1982)
©1966 King Features Syndicate

The adventure began as a mysterious planet appeared on a collision course with the Earth. Star athlete Flash Gordon joined with female sidekick Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov to investigate. They launched themselves toward the planet on Zarko’s rocket ship. When they arrived, they were on a fantastic world called Mongo, ruled by the tyrant Ming the Merciless. Although they soon stopped Ming’s plans to conquer the Earth, Flash, Dale, and Zarkov still had countless adventures in Mongo’s many locales.

Flash Gordon has long been one of the best-loved science-fiction heroes, appearing in novels, film serials, newspaper strips, and in comic books published by half a dozen publishers. Strangely, Flash never seems to last long at any given publisher. This title is no exception, beginning its run under the King Features Syndicate label, moving on to Charlton, then to Western Publishing, who published Gordon under their Gold Key and Whitman imprints.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  9/1/1966
  $0.12
  $103.00
10 copies available from $9.99
Map of the Planet Mongo on back cover; Flash Gordon and the Underwater People coloring pin-up inside front cover; Ming the Merciless coloring pinup inside back cover; Mandrake the Magician backup story; King begins publishingAl WilliamsonAl Williamson, Don Heck

#1 Giveaway Version

 
  $0.12
  $2.00
No copies available
Map of the Planet Mongo on back cover; Flash Gordon and the Underwater People coloring pin-up inside front cover; Ming the Merciless coloring pinup inside back cover; Complimentary Copy from the Cerebal Palsy Association; Mandrake the Magician backup story Al Williamson

#2

  11/1/1966
  $0.12
  $34.00
3 copies available from $4.50
 Archie GoodwinFrank Bolle, Don Heck

#3

  1/1/1967
  $0.12
  $44.00
2 copies available from $5.25
 Bill PearsonRic Estrada

#4

  3/1/1967
  $0.12
  $24.00
2 copies available from $5.00
 Archie GoodwinAl Williamson

#5

  5/1/1967
  $0.12
  $26.00
13 copies available from $4.25
 Archie Goodwin, Larry IvieAl Williamson

#6

  7/1/1967
  $0.12
  $36.00
7 copies available from $4.30
 Bill Pearson, Archie GoodwinReed Crandall

#7

  8/1/1967
  $0.12
  $52.00
4 copies available from $6.00
  Mac RaBoy

#8

  9/1/1967
  $0.12
  $39.00
5 copies available from $6.00
   

#9

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $16.00
No copies available
  Alex Raymond

#10

  11/1/1967
  $0.12
  $14.00
2 copies available from $53.99
  Alex Raymond

#11

  12/1/1967
  $0.15
  $140.00
2 copies available from $28.00
   

#12

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $44.00
7 copies available from $7.00
Charlton begins publishingBill Pearson, Charles NicholasReed Crandall, Vince Alascia

#13

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $70.00
4 copies available from $15.00
 Bill Pearson, Charles Nicholas, Joe GillJeff Jones, Vince Alascia, Pat Boyette

#14

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $31.00
3 copies available from $9.50
 Bill PearsonPat Boyette, Don Perlin

#15

  8/1/1969
  $0.12
  $36.00
2 copies available from $7.00
 Joe GillPat Boyette, Don Perlin

#16

  10/1/1969
  $0.15
  $21.00
2 copies available from $9.50
   

#17

  11/1/1969
  $0.15
  $36.00
1 copy available for $4.00
  Pat Boyette, Paul Norris

#18

  1/1/1969
  $0.15
  $37.00
2 copies available from $8.00
  Michael W. Kaluta, Pat Boyette

#19

  9/1/1978
  $0.35
  $11.50
4 copies available from $2.99
Gold Key begins publishing  

#19 Variation A

  9/1/1978
  $0.35
  $14.50
2 copies available from $3.00
Whitman edition  

#20

  11/1/1978
  $0.35
  $8.00
2 copies available from $7.00
 John WarnerCarlos Garzon

#20 Variation A

  11/1/1978
  $0.35
  $6.00
No copies available
Whitman editionJohn WarnerCarlos Garzon

#21

  1/1/1979
  $0.35
  $9.00
3 copies available from $1.20
 John WarnerFrank Bolle

#21 Variation A

  1/1/1979
  $0.35
  $9.00
1 copy available for $4.00
Whitman editionJohn WarnerFrank Bolle

#22

  3/1/1979
  $0.35
  $7.00
1 copy available for $6.50
Gold Key cover  

#22 Variation A

  3/1/1979
  $0.35
  $8.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Whitman cover  

#23

  5/1/1979
  $0.40
  $8.00
2 copies available from $6.00
   

#23 Variation A

  5/1/1979
  $0.40
  $15.00
1 copy available for $5.50
Whitman cover  

#24

  7/1/1979
  $0.40
  $13.50
3 copies available from $2.36
Whitman begins publishingJohn WarnerCarlos Garzon

#24 Variation A

  7/1/1979
  $0.40
  $12.00
1 copy available for $5.00
Whitman edition; Whitman begins publishingJohn WarnerCarlos Garzon

#25

  9/1/1979
  $0.40
  $8.50
2 copies available from $7.50
 Gary PooleCarlos Garzon

#25 Variation A

  9/1/1979
  $0.40
  $8.00
No copies available
Whitman editionGary PooleCarlos Garzon

#26

  11/1/1979
  $0.40
  $3.50
4 copies available from $1.20
 Gary PooleCarlos Garzon

#26 Variation A

  11/1/1979
  $0.40
  $4.00
1 copy available for $5.00
Whitman editionGary PooleCarlos Garzon

#27

  1/1/1980
  $0.40
  $9.50
5 copies available from $2.00
 Gary PooleCarlos Garzon

#27 Variation A

  1/1/1980
  $0.40
  $10.50
No copies available
Whitman editionGary PooleCarlos Garzon

#28

  3/1/1980
  $0.40
  $8.50
No copies available
   

#28 Variation A

  3/1/1980
  $0.40
  $8.00
No copies available
Whitman edition  

#29

  5/1/1980
  $0.40
  $5.50
No copies available
   

#30

  10/1/1980
  $0.40
  $11.00
3 copies available from $5.50
Released outside U.S. market  

#31

  3/1/1981
  $0.40
  $16.00
1 copy available for $3.25
The Movie AdaptationBruce JonesAl Williamson

#32

  4/1/1981
  $0.40
  $13.50
1 copy available for $4.99
The Movie AdaptationBruce JonesAl Williamson

#33

  5/1/1981
  $0.40
  $8.00
No copies available
The Movie AdaptationBruce JonesAl Williamson

#34

  10/1/1981
  $0.50
  $11.00
1 copy available for $4.80
 John David Warner, George KashdanGene Fawcette, Frank Bolle

#35

  12/1/1981
  $0.50
  $10.50
3 copies available from $1.95
 John David Warner, George KashdanCarlos Garzon

#36

  2/1/1982
  $0.60
  $9.00
2 copies available from $8.50
 George KashdanA Mc Williams

#36 Variation A

  2/1/1982
  $0.60
  $9.00
No copies available
90148-202; White Whitman logoGeorge KashdanA Mc Williams

#37

  3/1/1982
  $0.60
  $9.00
1 copy available for $8.00
 George KashdanGene Fawcette

#37 Variation A

  3/1/1982
  $0.60
  $8.00
No copies available
90148-203; White Whitman logoGeorge KashdanGene Fawcette