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.
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.
Or – “The Legend Of Cliff Secord…” The late Dave Stevens was known for his art: beautiful women, vintage cars and weapons, stylized characters and classic wardrobes made his work a joy to look at. With The Rocketeer, Dave tapped into a vein of nostalgic adventure similar to what George Lucas hit a few years earlier (the comics came out in ’82, for those of y’all that only remember the movie.) Now that he has left us, Dave’s best known characters are returning from IDW Publishing, with all-star creative teams taking on Cliff, Betty, Peavey and the whole gang. Will
This week on the show; DCU MMORPG gets delayed, X-23 explained, Batman and Time Masters reviewed. Plus, The Rocketeer, Bettie Page, Dave Stevens and Rodrigo! [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/major-spoilers-241.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
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!
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.