The very best Valentine's Day news for MAVERICK fans: Season 1 of the beloved TV series arrives on DVD at long last on May 29th.
MAVERICK will apparently be a regular retail set, rather than being released by the Warner Archive, which has put out another '50s Warner Bros. Western, CHEYENNE. Hopefully the set will sell well and the other seasons will be released in the same format.
The set will include all 27 episodes from the first season, including some of my top favorites such as "Comstock Conspiracy," "The Savage Hills," and "Plunder of Paradise." But they're all good!
No cover art is available yet.
I'm most appreciative of Ivan sending me an email sharing the good news.
Related post: Book Review: A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story.
Update: 50 Westerns From the 50s is celebrating too!
And Ivan mentions "the sounds erupting across the blogosphere are those of champagne corks and general merriment" because of the great news.
February 21st Update: Thanks to ClassicFlix, we now have a look at the cover art!
It's disappointing they left Jack Kelly off the cover, as the Garner-Kelly camaraderie is a big part of what makes the show so special to fans, but I imagine the marketing department sees a big picture of the better-known James Garner as their best selling tool.
Update: Coming to DVD: Maverick - Season 2.