First Look: Matt Wagner's Buck Rogers #1 Cover

1-in-5 Matt Wagner cover to Buck Rogers #1

Dynamite Entertainment has provided Newsarama with your first look at Matt Wagner’s just-announced cover for June’s Buck Rogers #1. Wagner’s cover will join the previously announced Alex Ross and John Cassaday covers (shipping in a 50/50 ratio), and all three will show the new look for the classic pulp space hero. Wagner’s cover will ship in a 1-in-5 ratio.

The publisher also sent along two pages of interior art from Buck Rogers #0, by artist Carlos Rafael. The 25-cent issue #0, which will be in stores in time for Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, kicks off the storyline by Scott Beatty entitled, “The Death of Buck Rogers.”

"Matt's dedication to every project he works on made his desire to draw a Buck Rogers cover that much more gratifying to us,” Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci said. “We had to get his cover on issue #1, and felt it would be a great surprise for retailers and fans, and also to show our support by announcing it closer to the orders being submitted to Diamond. We're honored that Matt would join us on this historic launch!"

As Newsarama has reported, orders for Buck Rogers #0 are standing at 75,000 copies, and the publisher is planning a 20% overprint on top of initial orders.

Buck Rogers #0, page 6

Buck Rogers #0, page 7

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