The series premiered in
1928. The series stopped in 1967 but has been
revived several times since.
Buck Rogers was
the first comic book series to introduce the
stereotypical science fiction elements such as
interstellar voyages, advanced rocketships, and
more or less human races on other planets. The
star of the series is Rogers who, in 1927, is
exposed to a gas that renders him sleeping until
the year 2419(!). From then on he takes up
fighting criminal elements on Earth and in Space.
Most of the time Rogers is accompanied by the
beautiful and strong-willed Wilma Deering, whom
he originally saved from ruthless slave drivers.
The series' full title is Buck
Rogers in the 25th Century. Initially, the
title was Armageddon 2419 AD and it
starred Anthony Rogers, but both title and first
name were soon changed.