Friday, August 7, 2020

Forgotten Stories: MEET BUCK ROGERS in "Armageddon - 2419 A.D." by Philip Francis Nowlan (1928)

Well . . . technically, he isn't "Buck" yet. His given name here is Anthony. But after two appearances in Amazing Stories (this first is from August 1928), he got his own comic strip, and changed his name to Buck, and the rest is future history. That first strip, illustrated by Dick Calkins, appeared Jan. 7, 1929. 

At the end of this tale you'll see the cover of this pulp, which famously does not depict Anthony/Buck, though it sure looks like him. The cover was meant to depict E.E. Smith's very cool "Skylark of Space," which began in the same issue. Thanks to the Internet Archive for posting this mag.

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