Dynamite Entertainment has announced it has made an agreement with the Dille Estate to bring Buck Rogers back to comics.
Nick Barrucci, Publisher and President of Dynamite Entertainment, is very enthusiastic to be working on one of his “dream projects since childhood,” and to be working with Flint and his family legacy in that process. Barrucci proudly confirms that fan favorites, Alex Ross and John Cassaday, will be integral to Dynamiteâ€™s Buck launch, with both Alex and John providing character designs, Alex providing a cover to issue #1, and John serving as regular series cover artist starting with issue #1. “Dynamiteâ€™s job right now,” Barrucci says, “is to find the writer and the artist who share my and my teamâ€™s respect and affection for Buck Rogers, and who can help bring Buck, once again, into an exciting new future.”
The agreement not only allows Dynamite to publish new Buck Rogers tales; the company can also produce collections, including classic material, comics-based fine art prints, posters, action figures, trading cards, statues, and other high-end collectibles.
While Philip Francis Nowlan created Anthony Rogers, the character was sold to John F. Dille’s comic strip syndication company for distribution in newspapers. Dille changed Rogers’ name to Buck at the time the comic strip debuted in 1929. The Dille Estate maintains the franchise to this day.
via Dynamite Entertainment