Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of the comic book series or you’ve only seen the movie adaptation late night on cable once, it is hard to deny that <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketeer" target="_blank">The Rocketeer is an incredibly memorable character. The Rocketeer is a jetpack wearing superhero whose adventures take place in the late 1930’s and the early 1940’s. He first appeared back in 1982 and was created by writer/illustrator <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Stevens" target="_blank">Dave Stevens.
*This retro-styled hero has seen his fair share of adventures, including the aforementioned feature film adaptation in the early 1990’s. What better way to keep The Rocketeer’s memory alive than by living out all new adventures with the classic hero? <ahref="http://idwpublishing.com/" target="_blank">IDW Publishing, who just last year collected the complete original Rocketeer series across several volumes for us, is releasing a brand new Rocketeer series entitled Rocketeer Adventures. The new four-issue series features contributions from big industry names like <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Allred" target="_blank">Mike Allred, <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mignola" target="_blank">Mike Mignola, <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross" target="_blank">Alex Ross, <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Busiek" target="_blank">Kurt Busiek, <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cassaday" target="_blank">John Cassaday, <ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kaluta" target="_blank">Michael Kaluta and Jim Silke! The entire press release is below for your viewing pleasure!
The much anticipated Rocketeer Adventures #1 releases tomorrow.*
The Rocketeer #1 (of 4)Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday (w) • Mike Allred, John Cassaday, Michael Kaluta, Mike Mignola, Jim Silke (a) • Alex Ross, Dave Stevens (c)
The Rocketeer Flies Again!Dave Stevens unveiled the Rocketeer nearly 30 years ago to instant acclaim, and in all the years since that auspicious debut, respect for Dave’s talent and his greatest creation have only continued to grow.
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Last year, IDW had the honor of releasing the complete Rocketeer saga in several editions, showcasing the work of this great artist as it was always meant to be seen—completely remastered, with nearly every page scanned directly from the originals and recolored by Dave’s hand-picked colorist.
Today we are able to celebrate Dave’s talent once again, with an all-new Rocketeer anthology miniseries written and drawn by some of the finest creators in comics, and with the full cooperation of the Stevens family.
The first star-studded issue of The Rocketeer features a gorgeous cover by Alex Ross, and terrific stories by John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and Michael Kaluta, plus outstanding pin-ups by Mike Mignola and Jim Silke—all paying tribute to the continued legacy of Rocketeer and Dave Stevens!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Alex Ross, 1 Dave Stevens sketch cover)FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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