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.
In this issue: Magic and technology clash in Saga, and a child is born! The week is slow on news, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about Marvel NOW! And what do you do when you have books to read? You read them AND review them!
Show Notes after the Jump!
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.
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.
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.