"FLASH GORDON" 1961 DAILY STRIP ORIGINAL ART LOT BY DAN BARRY.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM)
Lot of six approx. 6x17-3/8" thin artboards w/pen and ink original art for March 13-18, 1961 "Richest Robot" daily strip storyline. Art is by Dan Barry (who had illustrated the "Flash Gordon" daily strip since 1951 and worked on the Sunday page from 1967-1990) and each strip features three panels. Printed "Richest Robot" sequence title at top of each along w/"Week 1" notations and dates. Story deals w/Robb & Bey being stranded on the moon after being discovered as stowaways on rocketship. As they walk across the lunar surface they discover a man named Waldo w/o oxygen mask/tanks digging a grave, seemingly for himself. Fearing they are hallucinating from lack of oxygen, Robb instructs Bey to retrieve Waldo after it appears he intends to bury himself, causing Waldo to fight Bey. First and third artboards have some aged screentone accents. Each daily strip complete w/KFS copyright strip and a few have scattered production notations in margins. Pin holes at top corners and along top margin w/scattered aging/dust soiling. Artboards are Fine to VF overall w/art remaining clean and VF to Exc. Nice full week of daily strip original art.
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