One of my first exposures to Flash Gordon were these cool comics Gold Key put out in the late 1970's. I loved the painted covers and these books would jump out at me when I saw them in three packs at the local Woolworth's. As a Star Wars fan, I was interested in anything space and Flash certainly didn't disappoint. These were two of my favorite covers. The first one was from #24 from July, 1979. Artist unknown.
This gem is from #25, September, 1979.
They also adapted the great movie which came out a couple of years later. Unfortunately they couldn't adapt the great Queen score.
The next con I go to I need to find some more of these 70's greats.