The Fine Art of Flash Gordon

⁠Originally published on The ⁠Solute

Nowadays, newspaper comics are the lowest form of life — page after page of crotchety old farts complaining about golf and their wives for readers to skim past on their way to the crosswords, copies of copies that have been running on autopilot longer than most of us have been alive. Occasionally masterpieces like Calvin and Hobbes and Peanuts rise above the sludge, but that’s…