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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Volume 1

Hardcover: 336 pages
9" x 12" Landscape

BUCK ROGERS IS BACK! Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the first, best, and original science-fiction newspaper strip is back for fall, 2008! Starting in September 2008, Hermes Press will begin a complete reprint of the ground-breaking newspaper strip that got America hooked on Science-Fiction. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century has it all: space ships, anti-gravity belts, space pirates, invaders from other worlds, nefarious villains, and, of course, heroes. Comic strip historian Maurice Horn notes that Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, "Introduced most of the staples of science-fiction plotting" to the American public -- as well as to everyone else in the world who read it.

After the publication of Volume One, Hermes Press will issue a volume of dailies every five months and one volume of Sundays every year, completely documenting this historically important science-fiction/adventure saga over a period of five years. Each volume will feature an essay on the strip by a leading science-fiction author to place the series in historical perspective together with documentary materials and production artwork.

Award winning Sci-Fi writer and popular culture historian Ron Goulart says, "In the annals of sci-fi there is no more important series than Buck Rogers, it set the standards for action, humor, and suspense that have rarely been equaled since Buck Rogers premiered in 1929."

Science Fiction legend Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, credits Buck Rogers with sparking his imagination and interest in the future and so have generations of youngsters and their parents; see and experience the thrill and awe of the precursor of Star Trek, Star Wars, and every other science fiction story to come after it, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, available everywhere in September.

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