I guess I was under the mistaken impression that this was going "to be some of the Buck Rogers comics NOT based on the "be some of the Buck Rogers comics NOT based on the series which I Keys to the Ultimate Freedom 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 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 Products like thisave a very niche audienceA large number of you will recognize Buck Rogers He along with Flash Gordon symbolize pulp sci fi Many of you will also remember the late 70s tv adaptation with Gil Gerard as Rogers and perhaps importantly to the average male teenager at the time Erin Gray as Wilma DeeringThis Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences hardcover compilation contains the comic book adaptations from the initial movie and then subseuent tv series And given the standards of the time this is decent stuff Not exceptional not special But decentI remember the movie pretty well I ve actually seen it several times It was campy even in the early 80s when I watched it The four part comic book adaptation is exceptionally faithful and exposes that campness even 30 years later The whole Buck Rogers concept is dated in many ways but this version is dated in it s own special wayThe artwork actuallyas very credible likenesses for everyone except Wilma Deering I m not uite sure why that is Clearly the source m Back when I was 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. ,
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 قصههای خوب برای بچههای خوب --- ۶ hero but Galacticaad 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 eard a kid my age swear out loud in front of our parentsAnyway the point of all this reminiscing
that I got my ands on a copy of Buck Rogers in the 25th Centuryis that i
The Western Publishing Years VolumeWestern Publishing Years Volume 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 ow recognizable everything is The artwork is pretty standard late 70s kind of stuff but so were the Batman and Spider Man comics I remember reading at the time This ships looked exactly like I remember and I was able to identify most of the characters without even reading their dialogue The only real exceptions are Wilma Deering and Princess Ardala neither of whom looks at all like the "galactic beauties I ad such a crush onThe collection opens with the 3 issue adaptation of "beauties I Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book had such a crush onThe collection opens with the 3 issue adaptation of 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 leansard 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 womenFo. L finally be able to re read these adventures in a deluxe ardcover 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 .
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Llowing 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 e encounters a beautiful big Tug Hill Country headed alien woman and negotiates a deal to obtain grain for Earth It s actually an interesting issue because it tackles justow 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 Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 her brother who was previously banished as a traitor It s a great story one that nicely resolves the uestion of whatappened to Princess Ardala and one that gives us our first real What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, hint of romance between Buck and Wilma Unfortunately andere is my only real complaint the collection doesn t include the part 3 so we re left anging 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 from complete with very 1950 s sort of costumes plastic elmets and big eyed "from complete with very 1950 s sort of costumes plastic elmets and big eyed green men It s almost impossible to compare the two interpretations but it s clear they 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 ardcover reprint of some average this collection than just a ardcover reprint of some average 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. 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. .