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Om complete with very 1950 s sort of *costumes plastic helmets and big eyed little green *plastic helmets and big eyed little green It s almost impossible to compare the two interpretations but it s clear green It s almost impossible to compare the two interpretations but it s clear share the same source materialThat peek back at the origins combined with the memorabilia featured at the back of the book is what makes this collection than just a hardcover reprint of some average 70s science fiction comic books It really ties everything together nicely reminding us in vivid color of the television series we fell in love with but also reminding us that it was just the latest in a long line of interpretations Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins I grew up in the 1970s so I m familiar with all the science fiction shows that aired especially after the popularity of Star Wars Buck Rogers was one of those shows It was conceived of by Glen Larson who created the iconic Battlestar Galactica tv show After that show was cancelled along came Buck Rogers which used a lot of the props and sets from Galactica I even remember watching the pilot at the moviesThis volume collects the issues that were from the movie tie in and a few additional entries The art is pretty standard for Gold Key and Whitman comics of the time Good but not great The art references the actors and creatures in the show and does a fairly good job of portraying them Of interest to me was Buck Rogers 1 which is featured in this volume after the tv show tie ins It s from 15 ears earlier but the artwork by Ray Bailey is indicative of an earlier era and seems to suit the character better Little green men swarm the pages and Buck at one point perhaps in warning of what we might have found on the moon in a few short earsThe book finishes with a collection of memorabilia from the show and earlier I was never a big fan of the show It seemed to lack the nostalgia of it s origins I wanted rocket packs and strange ray guns For fans of the show this is a well presented collection and may find a appreciative audience among those particular fan. N this volume Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Western Publishing Years reprints issues #1 through #8 of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the movietv tie in comic books and the 1964 stand alone Gold Key issue featuring artwork by Frank Bolle Al McWilliams and Ray Bail.Spider Man comics I remember reading *at the time This ships looked exactly like I remember and I was able to identify *the time This ships looked exactly like I remember and I
was able to identify of the characters without even reading their dialogue The only real exceptions are Wilma Deeringable to identify of the characters without even reading their dialogue The only real exceptions are Wilma Deering Princess Ardala neither of whom looks at all like the galactic beauties I had such a crush onThe collection opens with the 3 issue adaptation of the original Buck Rogers movie and does a decent job of conveying the basics While I found it lacked the charm and the sarcasm I remember so well from Gil Gerard it did capture the coldness of Wilma from early in the series as well as the guiding wisdom of Dr Theopolis absent the comic chirping of Twiki It definitely leans hard on the post apocalyptic element far so than I remember as a kid but that very well be because I was focused on the robots the spaceships and the womenFollowing that we get a standalone issue that takes Buck to one of Saturn s moons the one with an atmosphere comparable to Earth somehow I think my science classes overlooked that There he encounters a beautiful big headed alien woman and negotiates a deal to obtain grain for Earth It s actually an interesting issue because it tackles just how easily life in Earth s only remaining domed city can fall apartAfter that we get part 1 and 2 of a story that puts Wilma on trial with none other than Dr Theopolis as the prosecutor for aiding and abetting her brother who was previously banished as a traitor It s a great story one that nicely resolves the uestion of what happened to Princess Ardala and one that gives us our first real hint of romance between Buck and Wilma Unfortunately and here is my only real complaint the collection doesn t include the part 3 so we re left hanging with multiple lives in the balanceInstead of giving us part 3 of that story the collection ends with a copy of the first Buck Rogers comic dating back to 1964 While it s a bit off putting for fans of the television series it s an interesting look at where the character came fr. L finally be able to re read these adventures in a deluxe hardcover collection with tons of extras including rare publicity photos blue prints for the show's models and effects movie posters and much As a bonus Gold Key issue #1 published in 1964 will also be included Products like this have a very niche audienceA large number of ou will recognize Buck Rogers He along with Flash niche audienceA large number of Laurus you will recognize Buck Rogers He along with Flash symbolize *pulp sci fi Many ofou will also remember the late 70s tv adaptation with *sci fi Many of ou will also remember the late 70s tv adaptation with Gerard as Rogers and perhaps importantly to the average male teenager at the time "Erin Gray As Wilma DeeringThis Hardcover Compilation Contains The Comic "Gray as Wilma DeeringThis hardcover compilation contains the comic adaptations from the initial movie and then subseuent tv series And given the standard I guess I was under the mistaken impression that this was going to be some of the Buck Rogers comics NOT based on the television series which I have never been into I was interested in seeing something beyond that and that s not what I was given Much to my disappointment this wasn t what I expected I wasn t really a fan of the artwork in these either Won t be reading it again and will be screening synopses carefullyI received an Advanced Reading E book Copy from the publisher via NetGalley No money or favors were exchanged for this review This book was published on July 9th 2013 Back when I was a kid Buck Rogers was probably the second coolest thing on television the first being of course Battlestar Galactica I mean Buck was a way cooler hero but Galactica had the cooler robots the better ships and supremely important to a kid awesome toys just like Star Wars In fact I can still remember the neighborhood gift exchange where 3 of us boys got Cylon Raiders and the other one got clothes That was probably the first time I heard a kid my age swear out loud in front of our parentsAnyway the point of all this reminiscing is that I recently got my hands on a copy of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Western Publishing Years Volume 1 From the cover of the first issue to the cast photos and memorabilia at the back this is a collection that s just chock full of memoriesThe first thing that struck me about these comics is just how recognizable everything is The artwork is pretty standard late 70s kind of stuff but so were the Batman and. The television tie in comic books to the cult sci fi classic Buck Rogers in the 25th Century starring Gil Gerrard Erin Gray and Twiki return in a complete collection Relive these classic adventure tales with Buck Wilma Dr Huer and Princess Ardala Fans of the TV show wil.