Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004
Comic strip that debuted in 1929 and blazed the trail for many science fiction stories to follow, reaching the height of its artistic acheivement in the 1930s. The full title, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”, is the inspiration for Duck Dodgers in the 24-1/2th Century (Jones, 1951). Avery parodies the character, depicting him as effeminate in Believe It Or Else (1939). Clampett supplies the elderly Fudd with a “Buck Rogers Lighting-Quick Wabbit Killer” in The Old Grey Hare (1944).