A few years back, I purchased the Original Cover Artwork to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2 (Aug. 1979), painted by Mel Crawford. This issue featured Part 1 of the Buck Rogers premiere episode / movie "Awakening". So - why #2 and not #1? Gold Key published Buck Rogers #1 as a one-shot comic 15 years earlier in Oct. 1964. When Gold Key acquired the license for the Buck Rogers TV series, they continued the numbering. Oddball Trivia: There is no issue #10! The tenth issue was skipped due to an editorial mishap. So to summarize, Gold Key published Buck Rogers #1 (one-shot) #2 - 9, and 11 - 16!
My collection of Original Comic Book Artwork can be seen here. Please have a look and enjoy!
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is copyright (c) and trademark NBC / Universal; licensed to Gold Key Publishing, Inc.
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Painted Original Cover Artwork by Mel Crawford
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2 (Aug. 1979) -|
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