Pass The Rogers
Thursday Story Strip Day.
Ths ends the first adventure of George Tuska's Buck Rogers. It has always surprised me that most of the early years of this strip is reprinted many times, when the really great years by Tuska and even Murphy Anderson are seens as a footnote. To me this is a clear case of second hand nostalgism, where collectors have been forced to accept the nostalgic notions of a previous generation. The fate of many great strips of the fifties, to be honest. I hope this post helps bring these forgotten gems to the attention of newer generations with a fresh eye.
I haven't yet decided if I should continue these adventures from here. I still have the scans Alex Lane provided for many ore years, but I think I will first show you a run of George Tuska's previous strip. His incarnation of Scorchy Smith, which started in 1955. No Snday pages there, but the dailies are as good or even better than these.