Dynamite Entertainment has released Alex Ross's painted cover for the first issue of its new Buck Rogers series, and it's the kind of old-school goodness we'd wanted all along. Click through for the whole thing.

The series, launching later this year (with a preview issue in May), revamps the character and mythos for a new century, but Ross' amazing cover manages to evoke old-school pulp covers without even breaking a sweat. If the rest of this series looks this good, we're completely on board.

Buck Rogers #1 by Cassaday and Ross [CBR]