Original ‘Flash Gordon’ Comic Strip Art Headed to Auction

The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said that it will sell the drawing on March 31. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond was first published in January 1934, and the series quickly grew in influence, spawning movies and inspiring later science fiction stories like “Star Wars.” Profiles in History says it is the…

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