Lot 354: Al Williamson Flash Gordon Artwork SOS FROM..MONGO
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Comic Art/Williamson, Al] Al (Alphonso)Williamson (1931-2010) for Union Carbide Flash Gordon Artwork featuring Bakelite in "SOS From The Powermen of Mongo." In this ad, Flash Gordon uses UC's injection molded Bakelite switch to knock out power to Ming's palace and rescue prisoners with the tag line "Every Bakelite Plastic is a Leader." ++ 8 identical production proofs, single page, blank verso, copyright "King Features Syndicate, Inc., 1971" in center panel. All in fine condition. ++ 5 acetate overlays for the SOS ad: 1 magenta, 1 cyan and 1 yellow, w/ original tape at bottom and top edges and 2 black overlays. All labeled Union Carbide Plastics/ Flash Gordon SOS in overlay at top. Minor tape residue, minor creasing, otherwise very good. Provenance: the material was the property of the Union Carbide corporate advertising executive who worked directly with Williamson and who likely created this particular campaign.