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The Rocketeer – Read This Now!

Posted by Luke Brown On October - 6 - 2010

Remember the Rocketeer? I do. Of course, I remember the character from the Disney movie. I didn’t even know the Rocketeer got his start as a comic star until well after the fact. The complete adventures have recently been collected into a must read hardcover. Need I say more?

Dave Stevens’ pulp hero the Rocketeer is the definition of the everyman hero. Cliff Secord is a normal man given the chance to do extraordinary things thanks to the help of some fictitious, yet feasible, technology. Set during an era of American history when Nazis were still the bad guys and aviation was the future, The Rocketeer is a love letter to a forgotten time. While the story is fun and exciting, the real star of the show is Stevens’ art, which for all intents and purposes is gorgeous. This book is everything that’s great about comics, and belongs on your bookshelf.

So we hear you’re looking for something to read. That’s great because we’ve got a ton of recommendations on what comics you should be checking out. Every week we’ll pick out one gem from the longboxes or trade shelves that you absolutely cannot miss. We’re talking mainstream, indie, full storylines, single issues, and beyond. If there’s a comic we enjoy that we think you will too, you’ll hear all about it on Read This Now!

Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Dominic Moschitti
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Paul Ritchey


2 Responses so far
  1. me Said,

    Huge rocketeer fan..great book..

    my rocketeer collection

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/my-rocketeer-collection-aka-my-finhead-obsession-updated-8-24-a-80659/#post1138844

    Posted on October 8th, 2010 at 5:02 AM

  2. Luke Brown Said,

    dude, that collection is incredible. all the posters and original art are awesome. not to mention the crazy amount of helmets.

    Posted on October 9th, 2010 at 8:09 AM

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