Comics (Gold Key and Whitman)
A comic book series based on the 1979 Buck Rogers was published by Gold Key Comics from 1979 to 1982 — they had previously published one Buck Rogers comic in 1964.
The first issue in 1979 was issue #2 as the numbering carried on from the 1964 issue. The first three of the five issues (#2-6) by Gold Key Comics were an adaption of the 1979 movie. Gold Key's licensee, Whitman Publishing continued the series with nine more issues (#7-16).
Although finishing on issue #16 there were 15 in total, as I believe issue #10 was never published and the number skipped over to issue #11.
The artists on the series were Frank Bolle, Al McWilliams and Jose Delbo. Gold Key issues were written by Paul S. Newman.
Issues #2-4 were re-printed in a Giant Movie Edition (1979), which was distributed by Marvel Comics.
A comic strip adaption also appeared in the long running British magazine for children called Look-In. The Buck Rogers comic strip ran from 1980-82 (The magazine itself ran from 1971-94).
In each issue the comic strip was 2 pages long. They were written by Angus P. Allen and the various artists were Martin Asbury, Arthur Ranson and John M. Burns.
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