We’ve been waiting since March to review the latest collaboration between IDW Publishing and DC Comics.
IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment are pleased to announce the meeting of two of comics’ greatest pulp heroes! Dave Stevens’ high-flying Cliff Secord will finally cross paths with Will Eisner’s iconic Denny Colt this summer in THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! The four-issue series, taking off in July, will also pack quite the creative wallop, being written by multi-Eisner Award-winning scribe Mark Waid and drawn by the legendary Paul Smith!
Or – “The Strange Experience Of A New Artist…”
There are a few characters in my mind who can’t really be captured by anyone other than their creators. The Creeper never looks right drawn by anyone but Steve Ditko, only Neal Adams can capture the awesomeness of Megalith, and Darkseid never quite has the same gravitas from anyone other than Kirby. So it is with the Rocketeer, with the added problem of the creator passing away with only a few iconic stories completed. Can anyone make the adventures of Cliff Secord and company look as good as Stevens? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
As I walked through my university’s union yesterday I passed a student that had an image of the Rocketeer as their background image. My interests were piqued and I headed over to deviantART to see what fan art was out there. And that is the story of how I came upon this Joel Ojeda Lopez piece.
Continuing their relationship with Dave Stevens’ high-flying hero, IDW Publishing is pleased to announce a brand-new Rocketeer miniseries for 2013! Beginning in February, fans of Cliff Secord’s aeronautic acrobatics will be treated to THE ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR! Written by Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (Thor, Popeye, Snarked!) and illustrated by Eisner nominee J. Bone (Batman/The Spirit), Hollywood Horror is another action-packed chapter in the saga of comics’ favorite flyboy! As an added bonus, legendary comics superstar Walter Simonson has signed on as cover artist!
After two mini-series, IDW Publishing has decided to make the Rocketeer an ongoing series. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee step up to take the series forward, and Matthew and Stephen sit down to review the adventure.
The website Vulture has an interesting rumor posted that Disney is considering monkeying around with Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer again, going so far as to possibly reboot the property for a whole new generation to enjoy.
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.
We loved it so much the first time, they’re brining it back around for another run (followed soon after by another). As is often the case with follow up events, one wonders if IDW Publishing has scored again with Rocketeer Adventures 2, or if this is a huge embarrassment for Rocketeer fans?
You may have heard that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are working on a four issue Rocketeer mini-series for IDW Publishing. If you haven’t we’ll have the full breakdown soon. In the meantime, enjoy this bit of Samnee Rocketeer artwork.
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.
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.