The Pulp Corner returns! I apologize for its (and my) absence but I recently bought a house and it turns out stripping the walls of the Evil Lair isn’t as simple as one may think. Anyway, the Silver Screen Heroes art series has been making the rounds lately and it’s one that immediately caught my eye. Artist Joe Phillips has taken blockbuster comic book movies as well as imagined ones and reenvisioned them as period films of yesteryear. He also designed retro styled movie posters and cast them with the era appropriate actors. It’s a lot of things I love all wrapped into one package.
Flash Gordon is a touchstone of both the science fiction and adventure genres that’s gone on to influence a staggering amount of what’s come after it (ever hear of Star Wars?). Starting first as a comic strip by Alex Raymond it debuted in 1934. 2 years later its success quickly led to 3 different sets film serials. The first one simply titled, Flash Gordon from 1936 will be today’s focus in the Pulp Corner.