Press Release 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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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, an award-winning publisher of graphic novels and books, is proud to accept an astounding four 2010 Harvey Awards, presented at Baltimore Comic Con this past weekend. IDW’s highly-praised reprint collection, THE ROCKETEER won three categories, making it one of the most lauded books of the awards, while Darwyn Cooke won the coveted “Best Cartoonist” award for his adaptation, THE HUNTER, continuing its awards sweep. “To work on books like these, with such incredible talents, is a joy in itself,” said IDW Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier. “To be fortunate enough to have those books recognized by
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.