‘Rocketeer Adventures’ from IDW is a return to retro

May 16, 2011 | 5:32 p.m.

“The Rocketeer” holds a special place in the memory of comic book fans who found the stylish and retro-spirited adventure series in the 1980s, and the creation of the late Dave Stevens continues to echo in unexpected ways.

Regular readers of Hero Complex know of my love for those vintage books so it’s no surprise that the comic book release that has me most excited this week is “Rocketeer Adventures” No. 1, which features an all-star list of contributors in Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Michael Kaluta, Mike Mignola,  Alex Ross and Jim Silke.

The anthology  from IDW Publishing is the first of a four-issue series and check out this artwork above.

— Geoff Boucher


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4 Responses to ‘Rocketeer Adventures’ from IDW is a return to retro

  1. skinsfan21 says:

    Just like the creative minds in hollywood. Retro an old serial. i.e. Buck rogers by Spielberg and Lucas. Racketeer is the same character as seen in Commando Cody. in 15 exciting chapters and again as another Columbia serial with a new name under re-release. Great flying sequences.

  2. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Especially enjoyed the little homages to Rondo Hatton and Errol Flynn. 'The Rocketeer' is filled with joyous gems and big time fun.

  3. The Hook says:

    This could work – in the right hands. This property has always been very polarizing and nothing has changed; a guy with a jet pack on his back is going to have to fight for his share of a very crowded market!

  4. helenofpeel says:

    Always loved the movie. Thought it was way ahead of its time and would do well now. And the actors were great. It's sad that they can't do those roles now.

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