Thursday, July 22, 2010
Flash Gordon Clip-1936
When I was first becoming interested in comics and movies, the big cross-over area was the movie serial! The serial, an art form we really don't have anymore (and don''t mention television as its replacement) was a slam-bang action fest with one chapter per week playing at your neighborhood theaters along with the main feature. Many of the serials were westerns or sci-fi or superhero related. One of the first I saw and still in my opinion one of the all-time best was 1936's FLASH GORDON, here with Buster Crabbe meeting Charles Middleton's dead perfect Ming the Merciless.