New BUCK ROGERS Comic Book Cover Art is Retro Greatness

by Joey Paur

A new Buck Rogers comic book is coming to town and it looks like it's gonna be pretty cool. The Artwork below will be the cover for the first issue of the comic and was created by Alex Ross. The first issue will be released in May. Details are below the cover art.

I love this retro style that they have gone with. It's a little old school, with a little new school, mixed with Tron. Writer Scott Beatty explains what we can expect:

Buck's not the same old laconic square jawed hero. He wants to see new places. He wants to experience all the universe has to offer. He's full of ideas and keeps a journal so that he doesn't forget anything important. In many ways, he's a stranger in a strange land in his own time, so sling-shooting him into the future isn't quite as bad for him as it would be for someone less inclined to see the potential in finding himself a half-millennium forward in time. Buck assumes that technology has caught up with his own fabulist ideas. That may not necessarily be the case... Earth hasn't exactly "evolved" in 500 years. There have been some technological upgrades, but the planet has been through some harsh times. Buck is an oddity because he's allegedly from the past. He's hard-pressed to prove that idea. But he arrives at a crucial point in time and makes some tough choices others are unwilling to make. And he deals with a problem that he may have inadvertently failed to prevent in the first place. If I say any more I risk spoiling the conceits of the opening arc...

Sounds pretty interesting. I'm excited to check it out. What do you all think?

Source: io9

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