Buck Rogers Comic Strip Collection

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Buck Rogers Comic Strip Collection


  • 1959-12-14-1960-04-03 (Creation)


1 box (8 folders)

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This collection consists of a number of proof pages for the Buck Rogers comic strip, December 14, 1959 - April 3, 1960. The proofs contain both the comic pages themselves and typewritten scripts for each strip.

The comic strips are illustrated by George Truska, who drew the strip from 1959 until the end of its original run in 1967.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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The comic strip Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. debuted in January 1929 (the character of Anthony "Buck" Rogers had first appeared in print a few months previously, in a novella by Phillip Francis Nowlan in the August 1928 issue of "Amazing Stories"). The strip was syndicated by the National Newspaper Service. It chronicled the adventures of Rogers, a 20th-century man who is rendered unconscious by a mysterious gas and sent into suspended animation until his awakening in the year 2429. Once in the future, as a man out of time, he engages in a number of different thrilling adventures.

The strip in its original incarnation ran from 1929-1967. A revival ran from 1979-1983.

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