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BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY #2 (Aug. 1979) - Series Premiere / Part 1 (of 3) of Gold Key's adaptation of the Pilot Movie (3 Comments)

Artist: Mel CRAWFORD (Painter)

BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY #2 (Aug. 1979) - Series Premiere / Part 1 (of 3) of Gold Key's adaptation of the Pilot Movie Comic Art
   

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Title: BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY #2 (Aug. 1979) - Series Premiere / Part 1 (of 3) of Gold Key's adaptation of the Pilot Movie
Artist: Mel CRAWFORD (Painter)
Media Type: Paint - Acrylic
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: Not For Sale
Views: 758
Comments: 3
Added to Site: 1/11/2012
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Description

"In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. Aboard this compact starship, a lone astronaut; Captain William "Buck" Rogers was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life-support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger 3 was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit a thousand times more vast - an orbit that was to return Buck Rogers to Earth - not in 5 months - but in 500 years."

This is the Original Cover Artwork for BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY #2 (Aug. 1979), painted by Mel Crawford. This issue is Part 1 (of 3) of Gold Key's adaptation of the "Buck Rogers" Pilot Movie which played in theatres across the U.S. and Canada six months prior to the premiere of the TV series. "Buck Rogers" aired for two seasons on NBC (1979-1981) with a total of 37 episodes produced. "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series" was released on DVD in 2004. NOTE: Buck Rogers #1 (Oct. 1964) was a one-shot--15 years later, Gold Key continued the numbering for the ongoing Buck Rogers comic book. The comic book lasted for 16 issues but due to an editorial mishap issue #10 was never published and the number was skipped over.

BUCK ROGERS created by Philip Francis Nowlan; developed for television by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens.

BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY is copyright (c) & trademark NBC/Universal; licensed to Gold Key Comics.

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"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" #1 (Oct. 1964) published comic

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" #2 (Aug. 1979) published comic

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series" DVD set (released in 2004)

Gil Gerard as "Captain Buck Rogers"

Erin Gray as "Colonel Wilma Deering"

Pamela Hensley as "Princess Ardala"

 

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David  Mandel wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fond memories of this! Congrats!
Posted on 2/6/2012


Andrew Van Embden wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Mel Crawford did some wonderful work for Gold Key, and this is a great example of Mel's talent. Congratulations Fred on this winner !!!!
Posted on 3/16/2012


Adam Ianbarry wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Glorious!!!
Posted on 2/4/2014


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