Buck Rogers (2009-2011) #1B

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The future begins now! Join us as we present pop culture's first hero -- Buck Rogers! The first man out of time... the first man to be taken from his present and thrown into the future... the inspiration for countless heroes, and it all begins here!

From the thrilling adventure presented in Dynamite's introductory issue #0 last month, the creative team of writer Scott Beatty, artist Carlos Rafael and 50/50 cover artists Alex Ross and John Cassaday (Cassaday serves as the regular cover artist for the series) present this all-new issue #1! In the tradition of modern stories for iconic legendary heroes, Buck Rogers is the next BIG hit series from Dynamite! Join us for an all-new presentation of this classic sci-fi hero as the future truly begins now! Hey, we could tell you more, but that would ruin the surprise of the comic adventure!
by Dynamite Entertainment

Release Information

Published June, 2009 (Modern Age) by Dynamite Entertainment and went on sale June 10, 2009 for $3.50 USD. This issue contains 32 pages in Color, the current NM value is $3.50 USD.

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  • Future Shock, Part 1: One Giant Leap

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4.57

by on 6/15/2009

        John Cassaday Variant                 Alex Ross Variant                Matt Wagner Variant  

             Cassaday 50/50 Cover                                  Alex Ross 50/50 Cover                                   Matt Wagner Variant

                                                   Ross Negative Variant                    Cassaday Negative Variant

Dynamite - June 2009 - $3.50 - 32 pgs - Color

Writer: Scott Beatty - Artist: Carlos Rafael - Regular Covers: John Cassaday & Alex Ross

Synopsis:  We are treated to the beginning of this adventure by showing us how Buck's ship comes to travel through time, and crash land on future Earth.  Background is given to show us that Buck is not much for respecting authority or a stranger to adventure and danger.  On future Earth Buck is rescued from his wreck by Wilma, a woman who appears to work for Earth's defense.  They soon find themselves in a predicament as they are chased down by a being known as the Pack, who appears to be some kind of intelligent and/or maybe cybernetic bear!  Both Buck and Wilma are blasted by the Pack, and appear to fade into nothing.  Wilma gives us our only clue as to what's next as she says, "See you on the other..."

Review:  I usually don't go for these sci-fi/futuristic type books, but I was initially brought in by the cheap #0 from a few months ago and felt curiously drawn to the next issue.  So far the book appears to be pacing itself pretty well, giving us some background to our hero yet keeping us tuned in with interspersed action and mystery.  The Pack character is a fun idea, but I found myself immediately comparing it to Phillip Pullman's bears from his Golden Compass book.  Hopefully, there will be more to this in future issues to distract from my initial impression.  Overall though a fun read, and great artwork to boot!  You really can't go wrong with any of the covers that are offered with this issue either!

Story: 8.5 - Writing: 9 - Art: 9 - 50/50 Covers: 10

Overall: 9.13

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chipreece
4.5

by (Variant B)

Good fun read, not just for the regular sci-fi fan! Another great Dynamite revamp of an old franchise!

JtotheA
4.5

by (Variant C)
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