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Before Luke Skywalker…before Flash Gordon…there was BUCK ROGERS!

With his trusty ray gun and jet pack, trailblazing hero and sci-fi icon Buck Rogers finds himself out of his time in into the future! The inspiration for countless sci-fi heroes finds new life in Dynamite Entertainment’s Buck Rogers, written by Scott Beatty and illustrated by artists Carlos Rafael and Carlos Lopez. Now, for the first time ever, Buck Rogers fans can own the first story arc “Future Shock” in one gorgeous hardcover collection now available for order through Diamond Previews!

Chronicling the first flight of Buck Rogers, hero of the future from the 21st Century, “Future Shock” introduces classic Sci-Fi hero Buck and his timeless supporting cast including Colonel Wilma Deering, and Dr. Huer along with classic Buck Rogers villains Killer Kane and Ardala. Watch as experimental craft pilot Buck Rogers mans the good ship “New Challenger” into parts unknown, thrust into a future that is not his own! Marvel as our hero uses his incredible intellect to overthrow the armies of the Pack and their mysterious genetically altered menagerie! Witness the critically acclaimed work of Buck Rogers creative team Scott Beatty, Carlos Rafael and Carlos Lopez!

Now, to celebrate the relaunch of the most influential Sci-Fi character of all time, Dynamite is proud to offer retailers an exclusive incentive offer. For every 3 copies of the Buck Rogers Hardcover Collection ordered, retailers will receive 3 RARE BUCK ROGERS LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVERS at NO EXTRA COST! If that’s not enough for the Buck Rogers fan on your list, Dynamite is pleased to offer a special SIGNED VERSION of the hardcover signed by writer Scott Beatty for only $39.99 MSRP.

The critics agree – Buck Rogers isn’t just the future…it’s the future told right!

“I could recommend Buck Rogers because of its artwork. Carlos Rafael and Carlos Lopez illustrate some sweet science fiction that pays homage to the old while banking on the new. In addition to the special effects, they illustrate an attractive and comprehensible visual narrative, and a healthy cast that exemplifies dynamic design and anatomy. I could recommend the book because of Scott Beatty’s smart plotting that makes use of historical Buck Rogers attributes and the amusing antics of con artists Ardala and Kane. I could further recommend the title because of Beatty’s ear for natural-sounding dialogue. Instead, I’m recommending the book because of its finale. The end to the story characterizes Buck Rogers as a humane individual that lives in the twenty-first century but always sported future ideals. It’s because of these actions Buck Rogers earns five bullets.” – Ray Tate, Comics Bulletin

“Carlos Rafael delivers a magnificent set of visuals to accompany the story for this first issue from Dynamite Entertainment. Rafael takes the fantastic imagery of yesteryear (with the ray guns that look like a modified bike horn) and blends in some modern (and post-modern) sensibilities. There’s no reason for the futuristic costumes to be ornate or garish just because they can be, so Rafael decides to make them functional and clean. This look is accentuated by the strong palette of Carlos Lopez, who manages to make the black tones on the printed page achieve a richer, deeper black beyond 100% K.” – Doug Zawisza, Comic Book Resources

“Digging up old properties and dusting them off can be tricky. Too often the property is mired in past continuity thanks to estates and creators, causing the property to fade away, never to be heard from again. Dynamite has had a good record as of late with properties like Zorro, The Lone Ranger, and The Man With No Name, and after reading this first issue, it looks like the company is going to do the same thing with Buck Rogers. If you hadn’t planned on picking up this issue, I say grab it now.” – Stephen Schleicher, Major Spoilers

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