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‘Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2′ Collection is the Best Looking Anthology of the Holiday Season


Released around this time last year, the first hardcover collection of Rocketeer Adventures anthology quickly shot to the top of my list of 2011's best looking comic books. Created by the late Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer offers creators a platter of uncommon beauties with which to work --the gorgeous pre-war period and associated Americana, the masterful Rocketeer character design, and the stunning Betty, modeled after pin-up legend Bettie Page -- making Rocketeer Adventures essential reading for fans of classic comic book storytelling, great illustration and genuinely fun stories of adventure and romance...

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Why You Should Be Reading Waid & Samnee’s ‘Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom’


One sale this week from IDW Publishing, The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 concludes the first Rocketeer serial created since the untimely death of creator Dave Stevens in 2008. Writer Mark Waid and artists Chris Samnee and Jordie Bellaire have created a story that fits right into the exquisitely pulp-meets-pin-up milieu Stevens innovated, where pre-war stunt pilot Cliff Secord "borrows" an experimental rocket pack to impress his beleaguered model/actress girlfriend Betty and accidentally becomes the brave but somewhat blundering adventure hero known as the Rocketeer...

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‘The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror’, An All-New Adventure Serial by Roger Langridge & J. Bone [Exclusive Interview + Art]


Next week IDW Publishing will ship the concluding chapter of The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom. Written by Mark Waid and drawn by Chris Samnee, it's the first serialized Rocketeer adventure since the death of Dave Stevens, the visionary cartoonist who back in the 1980s introduced the handsome, impertinent and ferociously jealous stunt pilot-turned-accidental-hero Cliff Seacord and his long-suffering, impossibly beautiful model/actress girlfriend Betty (designed after the iconic pin-up queen Bettie Page)...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘The Rocketeer’ (1991), Part Two


Chris Sims: Welcome back to ComicsAlliance vs. the '90s and our review of 1991's The Rocketeer! When we last left off, the daring Cliff Secord was about to jetpack his way across Los Angeles to save his girlfriend, Jenny, who was unknowingly in the clutches of the evil Timothy Dalton...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘The Rocketeer’ (1991), Part One


Chris Sims: Hello everyone, and welcome to the first installment of ComicsAlliance vs. The '90s! We asked for your votes on what our next series of movie reviews should be, and as usual, you decided to heap on the suffering by pitting us against a series of blockbusters based on indie comics from the '90s...

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Link Ink: Scott Pilgrim Morphs, Potential ‘Rocketeer’ Reboot And More ‘Witchdoctor’


GIFs: Join us in being completely hypnotized by Shmorky's morphing Scott Pilgrim.

Movies: Disney may be working on a cinematic The Rocketeer reboot...

Art: Apparently, Jack Kirby ghosted the comic strip Davy Crockett, Frontiersman and it was reprinted in France...

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Mark Waid & Chris Samnee’s ‘The Rocketeer’ Takes Flight This Week [Preview]


On sale this week from IDW Publishing is The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1, launching the new miniseries by written by Mark Waid, drawn by Chris Samnee, colored by Jordie Bellaire and based on characters created by Dave Stevens...

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‘Rocketeer Adventures’ #4 Flies with Louise and Walt Simonson [Preview]


On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Rocketeer Adventures (vol 2) #4, concluding another all-star anthology miniseries of short-form comics starring The Rocketeer Cliff Secord and his girlfriend Betty...

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IDW Announces New ‘The Crow,’ ‘Judge Dredd,’ ‘The Cape,’ Unpublished Dave Stevens & More


IDW Publishing came prepared to Anaheim, California's WonderCon event last weekend, announcing several high profile comic book initiatives. Besides the previously discussed Womanthology ongoing series (of miniseries) and the full-length Rocketeer project by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, IDW is developing a revival of James O'Barr's The Crow with creators John Shirley and Kevin Colden; brand new Judge Dredd stories as well as reprint archival material from 2000 AD; a return of the acclaimed The Cape by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel; new KISS comics written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by Jamal Igle and Casey Maloney; a new collection of rare and unpublished Dave Stevens material; and (perhaps) final Locke & Key installment by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; and new work by Ben McCool and Mike Costa.Whi...

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IDW Announces New ‘Rocketeer’ Series by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee


Following the character's return to comics last year in the anthology miniseries The Rocketeer Adventures, Cliff Secord will be flying into his first full-length adventure in almost two decades by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee announced by IDW Publishing today at Wondercon...

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