Andoni wrote:In the new edition of ALEX RAYMOND'S JUNGLE JIM/FLASH GORDON (1934-1936), the pages from February 3, 1935 to July 7, 1935 were offerted by KFS to its client newspapers as two separate pages in a smaller, tabloid format. What is the intention of IDW about these pages? Kitchen Sink Press made the easier election: to use the two-thirds version but with the alteration of the original art. Please, make the best edition ever. 2/3 from January, 1934 to February, 1935; full page tabloid from February, 1935 to July, 1935; 2/3 from July, 1935 to April, 1944. :)
Dean Mullaney, editor of this Flash Gordon reprint series, has the answers:
"We are using the fulls for all of the run except for February-June 1935 when King Features tried the confusing tab format for all their comics part of 1935. For the tricky 1935, we're working from the Chicago Herald-American, one of the key Hearst papers. I have a complete bound volume of the year.
Here's what we're using for 1935:
January 1935: 2/3 Flash and 1/3 Jim
February 3 - March 17: Flash and Jim each as separate tabs
March 24 and 31: 2/3 Flash and 1/3 Jim
April 7 - June 16: Flash tabs
April 7 - May 12: There are no Jims
May 19 - June 16: Jim tabs
June 23 through end of the year: 2/3 Flash and 1/3 Jim"