Alex Raymond

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Alex Raymond
drawing by Graziano Origa, 1977
Alexander Gillespie Raymond

(1909-10-02)October 2, 1909
DiedSeptember 6, 1956(1956-09-06) (aged 46)
Notable work
Flash Gordon,
Rip Kirby
AwardsReuben Award (1949),
Comic Book Hall of Fame, 1996

Alexander Gillespie "Alex" Raymond (October 2, 1909 – September 6, 1956) was an American cartoonist. He created the comic strip Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934. The strip was adapted to other media including three Universal Pictures movie serials between 1936 and 1940 starring Buster Crabbe, Charles B. Middleton, and Jean Rogers. Other comic strips include Jungle Jim, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby.