Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - Rocketeer Adventures - May 19, 2011

It was a very good comic week for me because the 1st issue of Rocketeer Adventures from IDW Publishing was released. There will be four issues. Issue #1 includes 3 Stories and 2 Pin-Ups.


"The Rocketeer" with Story and Art by John Cassaday, Colors by Laura Martin, and Letters by Chris Mowry.

"Home Again" with Story, Art, and Lettering by Mike Allred and Colors by Laura Allred.

"Dear Betty" with Story by Kurt Busiek, Art by Michael Kaluta, Colors by Dave Stewart, and Letters by Chris Mowry.


Pin-Up by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

Pin-Up by Jim Silke

There are 6 covers for Issue 1.

Cover A - Artwork by Alex Ross

Cover B - Artwork by Dave Stevens

Cover RI is a Sketch Variant of Cover A. Cover B&W Incentive is a B&W version of Cover B. There is also a Jetpack Comics exclusive with cover art by Dave Stevens.

The final cover is an exclusive from Ultimate Comics with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards.

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.

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!  IDW Publishing

Dave's comic was made into a movie in 1991. Sadly, Dave Stevens passed away in March 2008.

Rocketeer Adventures, Issue 1, captures the feel of Dave Steven's The Rocketeer. My favorites stories are "The Rocketeer" and "Dear Betty" simply because I like the art and stories best. This is certainly a keeper series for me.


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