Saturday, July 11, 2015

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" - Original comic book cover artwork!

Who doesn't love BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY?  This supremely fun sci-fi / adventure series (adapted for television by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens) aired for 1 and 1/2 seasons on NBC-TV from 1979 - 81.

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.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2 -
Painted Original Cover Artwork by Mel Crawford
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2 (Aug. 1979) -
published comic book