A biography and profile of Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9, Rip Kirby) includes nearly 200 illustrations & photographs from the period, plus a section covering Raymond's protégés. With a full Index to the works of Alex Raymond.
Entire text is bilingual in both English and Italian.
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Other comic artists may have devised ingenious styles and approaches which have made converts all over the world, yet none of them has experimented with the many possibilities of the comic medium as intensely and continuously as Alex Raymond did, at the same time maintaining such high standards throughout his works. It is thanks to such pioneers as Raymond that comics became an art form in their own right.