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    Default Does Dynamite still have the rights to Buck Rogers?

    Buck Rogers is one of my favorites. And Dynamite is doing a GREAT job with Flash Gordon right now, but we've had nothing even MENTIONED about Buck in almost 2 years now. Does DE still hold the rights to this property? I have to say, I don't think that the previous series was really what comic fans wanted, but I think if they got the right creative team and new ideas, it would be a pretty big hit for them. Does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyPSHayes View Post
    Buck Rogers is one of my favorites. And Dynamite is doing a GREAT job with Flash Gordon right now, but we've had nothing even MENTIONED about Buck in almost 2 years now. Does DE still hold the rights to this property? I have to say, I don't think that the previous series was really what comic fans wanted, but I think if they got the right creative team and new ideas, it would be a pretty big hit for them. Does anyone know?
    Hermes Press (that publishes the classic Buck Rogers strip reprint collections) is preparing a new version - by Howard Chaykin, of all people. It does seem like an odd pairing of character with creator to me, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it. I never saw Chaykin as the type of guy who was nostalgic for anything from his childhood, but I could be wrong. Or maybe he's just getting sentimental in his old age. It happened to me. But then, I didn't have to get old to be nostalgic for Buck Rogers. I've owned that classic oversized hardcover collection The Collected Works of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century since it was first published (1969).

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    Quote Originally Posted by positronic View Post
    Hermes Press (that publishes the classic Buck Rogers strip reprint collections) is preparing a new version - by Howard Chaykin, of all people. It does seem like an odd pairing of character with creator to me, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it. I never saw Chaykin as the type of guy who was nostalgic for anything from his childhood, but I could be wrong. Or maybe he's just getting sentimental in his old age. It happened to me. But then, I didn't have to get old to be nostalgic for Buck Rogers. I've owned that classic oversized hardcover collection The Collected Works of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century since it was first published (1969).

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    Well, I am damn ashamed by your post, Pos. I am a HUGE Buck Rogers fan(seriously, ask anyone at Dynamite)and I have NO CLUE how this slipped by me for ALMOST HALF A YEAR!!!! Thanks for the news, and I did a bunch of digging last night and found a lot of stuff out. As for Chaykin, I've been reading comics since the early 80's when I was a kid. If there's one thing I've found out is that when it comes to him, NEVER underestimate him as a creator. There's been some things he's done that I'm not a fan of(like Black Kiss)but, I tend to enjoy his work more often than not. At least, if nothing else, it's going to be an interesting read. Thanks again, for letting me know about this. I probably would've not seen in it Previews either and missed the whole damn thing! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyPSHayes View Post
    If there's one thing I've found out is that when it comes to him, NEVER underestimate him as a creator. There's been some things he's done that I'm not a fan of(like Black Kiss)but, I tend to enjoy his work more often than not.
    I agree. But it's also possible for one man to enjoy a choice steak and a fine wine, and also Bazooka bubblegum and Lucky Charms. Chaykin usually isn't the first guy who leaps to my mind when I'm thinking about the warm-fuzzy/nostalgic/optimistic retro-future. Sure he's done some sci-fi and/or space opera but very little of it seems to fall into the category that I put Buck Rogers in. Some might say Cody Starbuck and Ironwolf, but I don't know. He did do the original Star Wars comics for Marvel, but then he's always had a "purely commercial" revenue stream to supplement his more personal projects. (The question would be: which one is this?) I'm dying for Chaykin to show me his sappy sentimentalist big-'ol-teddy-bear side though. That's one angle I don't really remember him pulling out of his bag of tricks.

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    Oh yeah, I also own DE's The Art of Howard Chaykin hardcover.

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    I'm guessing this is going to be REALLY action heavy, and I'm fine with that. But, yeah, I agree with you on your point. I'm looking forward to it very much. Even though I have something in my mind, I know it's going to be WAY different than what I'm picturing. LOL!!! Needless to say, it'll be nice to have Buck back in some capacity. The only thing that bothers me is that Hermes website is REALLY out of date. I read somewhere that they were planning around May of this year, so hopefully they can get things going. To my knowledge this is their first original series that they're putting out, so I hope they have some decent plans for it.

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