Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Like many kids in 1978, I filled my notebooks with Star Wars drawings, many of which will appear here eventually. Unlike most such kids, I also threw in some real curve balls, like this rendering of a battle between a Martian war ship and one of the Air Lords of Han's airships from Buck Rogers, ca. 1930. It would have been referenced from The Collected Adventures of Buck Rogers, which was frequently found on remainder tables in those days. I also tracked down the original novella that introduced Buck, Armageddon 2419 A.D. As a result, I would soon be perhaps the only pre-teen in America to be offended by the TV show's lack of fidelity to its source material. And don't get me started on the Flash Gordon movie!