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Whose birthday am I celebrating?

January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday to Flash Gordon. This comic strip first appeared on January 7, 1934.

Flash_Gordon

The comic strip follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins with Earth bombarded by fiery meteors. Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale, whose plane has crashed in the area, and the three travel to the planet Mongo, where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by Ming the Merciless, evil ruler of Mongo.

Flash Gordon later appeared in movies and on television, as well as in the comics.

Credit for the comic strip and quote – Wikipedia.