I’m really happy to hear that IDW Publishing has opted to create an all new mini-series based on The Rocketeer property. The two anthology series have done well, and show that there is still a lot of interest in the character. At WonderCon 2012, the publisher announced writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee will work on the series.
This July, IDW Publishing will bring you the best of the best with Dave Stevens’ Covers & Stories, a collection of renowned comic artist Dave Stevens’ remarkable work. This volume will showcase all the non-Rocketeer covers by Stevens, many scanned from the original art. Additionally, there will be roughs accompanying many of the covers, offering a rare insight into the artist’s creative process. Besides covers, all of Stevens’s highly sought-after short stories will be printed, as well as some unfinished gems.
Press Release The second all-new, all-fantastic Rocketeer Adventures series launches into stores in March! Each extra-long issue—boasting 25 pages of story and art— will feature covers by Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stevens. The first issue’s line-up includes Peter David, Marc Guggenheim, Sandy Plunkett, Stan Sakai, and Bill Sienkiewicz, with Arthur Adams supplying a pin-up.
A great tribute to the pulp heroes of the 1930s, Disney’s The Rocketeer returns for a new generation on Blu-ray DVD. Twenty years have passed since Dave Steven’s movie rocketed to the silver screen, and it still holds up.
The 20th anniversary Blu-ray edition of the Rocketeer arrives in stores today! What better way to celebrate the genius of Dave Stevens than with this fan film tribute to the movie and character by animator John Banana… if that is his real name…
ROBOT OVERLORD: It has been an incredible week for my little meat bags! Matthew and Stephen may be worn out from all the San Diego Comic Con coverage, but I’m cracking the whip and ordering them to crank out a Dueling Review for your pleasure! But I am a benevolent Robot Overloard, and am allowing them to pick the title they will review! MATTHEW: Rocketeer Adventures #3, your Overlordness? ROBOT OVERLORD: MY WILL BE DONE!
I can’t believe its been twenty years since the Rocketeer movie debuted, and nearly thirty years since Dave Stevens unleashed the adventures of Cliff Secord on the world. Though he is greatly missed, fans still honor Stevens’ work and we still have Rocketeer Adventures from IDW Publishing. John Banana has created this awesome bit of 3-D animation as an homage to Stevens that simply rocks.
The Major Spoilers Crew were talking about The Rocketeer last week, and it got me thinking about Dave Stevens and his wonderful art. I came across a site that features some of Stevens’ cover art from long ago. Take the jump for some tentacle-porn-esque art that is amazing in the execution, without going too far – although the cover content and book title are not lost on those with a twisted sense of humor.
On the next Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew sits down and happily cracks open Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer. October 05, 2010 Rocketeer In 1938 Los Angeles, Cliff Secord, a local racing pilot and barnstormer, discovers a mysterious package hidden in his airplane. Prior to his discovery, the police have chased down and killed two gangsters nearby after a prolonged gun battle. In that package, Cliff soon finds what the police really have been pursuing: a stolen rocket backpack. Pay close attention to the show as Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew, may just talk about the Rocketeer movie as well!
I forgot that I purchased the Rocketeer Oversized Artist’s Edition when it was first announced back in May. I’ve read and reread the series so often, that it seems like there would be no reason to buy yet another printing of the book. Even better than the story, I fell in love with Dave Stevens’ art when I first laid eyes on it way back in the late ’80s, so this edition the artist’s black and white art became a must buy. Here’s a gallery of the unboxing.
Press Release IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, is pleased to announce today an all-new, four-issue miniseries featuring Dave Stevens’ beloved character, The Rocketeer. Coming in 2011, IDW’s The Rocketeer mini-series will be written and drawn by some of today’s finest comics creators, including Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Garry Leach, Bruce Timm, Bill Willingham, and many more. Alex Ross will supply stunning covers on each issue.
Look! Up in the sky! Itâ€™s a bird! Itâ€™s a plane! Itâ€™s a guy with a jetpack and goofy helmet! No, itâ€™sâ€¦ well, yeah, OK, you got it right the third time. The Rocketeer, based on the short-lived comic created by Dave Stevens, was one of my first forays into comic books and film. I honestly canâ€™t remember if I actually had seen it in the theater (I was 5, after all. And now Iâ€™ve made some of you feel old. Sorry about that.), but I do remember the various advertising, toys, commercials, and even a cartoon (which may have
In the mid-to-late 1980’s I stumbled across Dave Steven’s Rocketeer comics. Not only did it feature a guy flying around fighting Nazi’s it also had some sweet Bettie Page pin-up art too. Granted, The Rocketeer isn’t really a true pulp hero, but the spirit is there and I include him in the genre… Hey, it’s my site, I’ll do what I want (wink). Instead of featuring Dave Stevens’ art, I figured I’d showcase other artists inspired by the late great one.Â This piece was done by Joel Ojeda Lopez, and looks really great in the composition and design. To really
One of my favorite finds from the 1980’s was Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer.Â Since it wasn’t published by one of the big two at the time, I had a devil of a time tracking down the individual issues.Â Each comic book convention I’ve attended in the recent years, have either not had the missing issues I needed, or had the price jacked up beyond having a nice reader copy. Fortunately, this October (2009), IDW will release the complete collected Rocketeer series in a nice hardcover edition featuring a cover remastered from Dave Stevens original work. After more than a decade