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 25 th Century has it all: space ships, anti-gravity belts, space pirates, damsels in distress, 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 along 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 the strip premiered in 1929.”
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY: Hardcover with deluxe dustjacket and endpapers; 100 pound matte finish coated stock paper; 336 pages; special 16 page color section with an introduction by cultural historian and sci-fi writer Ron Goulart and documentary materials; first book in a series to present the complete Buck Rogers daily and Sunday strips, 9” x 12” landscape format; 2 years of the strip presented in Volume One, starting with the first strip dated January 7, 1929; ISBN #1-932563-19-9; $39.99; available September 15, 2008.