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You may not know the name Gilbert Taylor but you’ve more than likely sat through one of the cinematographer’s films. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years the director of photography was responsible for shooting one or two lesser known films such as Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His career also includes The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night, Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, and 1980’s Flash Gordon. Taylor passed away at his home on Isle of Wight on August 23 at the age of 99.

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Eos Vector is a freelance artist from the United Kingdom. Check out more of his work here and in his deviantART gallery.

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The long overdue sequel to Ardden Entertainment’s Flash Gordon: The Mercy Wars finally hit shelves (only four months late). The first issue of this second series finds Ming the Merciless presumed dead, an unsteady peace between the rival princes of Mongo (Barin, Vultan, Thun), and Flash, Dale, and Zarchov still without a way home.

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Because your life won’t be complete without it, here’s Queen in Japanese.

Queen in Japanese

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Check out 1980’s Flash Gordon re-cut to showcase the awesomeness of Brian f’ing Blessed in Flash Gordon – Hawkman Edition.

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