Created by writerartist dave stevens, the character first appeared in 1982 and is a homage to the saturday matinee serial heroes from the 1930s through the 1950s. Original superhero design, a world war ii setting, jetpacks, timothy dalton, jennifer connely, the disney name backing it. Synopsis three years before the united states declares war, cliff secord leads americas first battle against the nazis. The complete adventures published by idw publishing, written and illustrated by dave stevens and others. Disney juniors the rocketeer, a cgi animated series inspired by dave stevens comic book, is ready for take off on disney junior on november 8, and returning for a role in the series is billy. The first starstudded 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 pinups by mike mignola and jim silkeall paying tribute to the continued legacy of. The first avenger, the rocketeer is a delightfully charming, oldschool adventure that feels lifted straight from the torn pages of a pulpy comic book. In may of 2011, idw began publishing rocketeer adventures with painted cover art by. The rocketeer is a 1991 american period superhero film produced by walt disney pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writerartist dave stevens. It stars billy campbell, jennifer connelly, alan arkin, timothy dalton and paul sorvino. He is an actor, known for the rocketeer 1991, mad city 1997 and survival quest 1988.
The rocketeer the complete adventures by dave stevens. Here is a comprehensive list of the original rocketeer comic series by dave stevens including front and back covers, publishers. The rocketeers only failure was poor timing polygon. In may of 2011, idw began publishing rocketeer adventures. As such, it couldnt have existed, at least not in the same form, before the 1980s. I can say without a doubt, this is one of the most fun and well put together comic book flicks ive seen. Scanlon gail, melora hardin, rick overton, richard warlock, doug mcgrath, dave. A 1991 disney liveaction film, adapted from dave stevens series of comic books, the rocketeer follows the adventures of its titular hero. Cargo of doom written by mark waid art by chris samnee, dave stevens colored by. The rocketeer was a great comic book and an even better movie. The rocketeer went on to star in his own comic book series, and in 1991 would become a wellreceived major motion picture from walt disney studios. This is the best comic book movie i could be watching on the evening of friday, may 1, because its the best comic book movie i could be watching at any time. This is the best comicbook movie i could be watching on the evening of friday, may 1, because its the best comicbook movie i could be watching at any time.
The rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Clive owen and rosario dawson are also great as dwight and gail, who have. The rocketeer is the 1980s dave stevens eight issue comic book that was turned into the 1991 walt disney movie. Rocketeer by alex ross comic book artist alex ross possesses a unique, painterly style and a true knack for covers. It reinvigorated the culture of pinup drawing, revitalized bettie pages career, kickstarted the retro revolution, and made superheroes safe for the nascent creatorowned 1980s. Comic book films a list of 41 titles created 1 month ago i havent seen part 2 a list of 36 titles. Bill campbell, jennifer connelly, danny bilson, alan. Cliff secord was a hotshot stunt pilot who one day discovered a mysterious package in his plane. Ive lost all objectivity where this wonderful piece of work is concerned. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Sep 10, 2012 the rocketeer is the 1980s dave stevens eight issue comic book that was turned into the 1991 walt disney movie. The rocketeers secret identity is cliff secord, a stunt pilot who.
First, im late in experiencing and enjoying the rocketeer as a comic. The rocketeer is what comic book movies should always aspire to be a. This is, of course, not to be confused with racketeering, which is another thing entirely. Music is scored by james horner and cinematography by hiro narita. You can only beat that by dave stevens original work. Oct 20, 2016 whatever else the rocketeer is about, it always comes back to cliff wanting to become the kind of man who deserves jenny. Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other comic vine users.
For other people named dave stevens, see dave stevens disambiguation. Sep 20, 20 dave stevens the rocketeer was many things. The rocketeer by joe johnston bill campbell, jennifer connelly. As a kid, i didnt know that the rocketeer was based on a comic book. A tale of a young man, a rocket pack, a voluptuous girlfriend, a goodhearted mentor, nazis, mobsters and a crazy rich guy. In this list, cbr looks at 15 of his most iconic comic book covers. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the rocketeer recreates 1930s hollywood, complete with gangsters, nazi spies, and the growth of the age of aviation. However, his discovery also puts him in the middle of a deadly search involving the government, howard hughes, gangsters, nazis and a swashbuckling matinee idol. Whatever else the rocketeer is about, it always comes back to cliff wanting to become the kind of man who deserves jenny. Apr 14, 2017 the rocketeer 3d comic 1991 audio only. You see, my first exposure to the rocketeer didnt come from the comic, rather from the disney movie in the early 1990s. If you liked the movie you will love this adaptation and also check out the two rocketeer hard cover version editions containing the late dave stevens great work containing the rocketeer and cliffs new york adventure. Stevens lush figure work, particularly when rendering the female form, coupled with his elegant brush line, brought.
The rocketeers incompleteness and flaws become, then, a boon to a talented writerartist team. Adventure, romance, suspense, quality villainy, and excellent heroics. Cliffs new york adventure are collected for the first time as a deluxe, oversized volume. The rocketeer illustration by artist chris stevens marvel and dc art by chris stevens geektyrant chris stevens is an american comic artist best known for his work for udon, a canadianbased art collective. In a homage to the pulp magazines of the 1930s, a stunt pilot finds an experimental jetpack and sets up as a hero the series suffered from an erratic publishing schedule, with gaps between installments sometimes stretching for. The character had its genesis in a backup story in starslayer, a fantasy comic by independent publisher pacific comics. When unwrapping the package, he discovers a mysterious jetpack.
Comic book artists comic book characters comic artist comic books art science fiction pulp fiction character poses character design character art. In may of 2011, idw began publishing rocketeer adventures with painted cover art by legendary. The rocketeer was an early beneficiary of the expansion of comic book publishers, brought on by the shift to the direct market and consequent reduction of risk for that segment of the industry. The film is based upon the character of the same name created by comic book artist and writer dave stevens. Scanlon gail was born on july 19, 1949 in detroit, michigan, usa as john scanlon gail. Young pilot cliff secord stumbles on a top secret rocketpack and with the help of his mechanicmentor, peevy, he attempts to save his girl and stop the nazis as the rocketeer. One of the best cinematic comic book adaptations, the rocketeer was supposed to be the summer of 1991s big hit, but the vastly entertaining movie didnt find a big audience. The rocketeer, american comic strip character created by writer and artist dave stevens in 1982. He is most famous for creating the rocketeer comic book and film character, and for his pinup style glamour art illustrations, especially of model bettie page. Cliff secord and the rocketeer take to the skies once again as mark waid and chris samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of dave stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor. Here is a comprehensive list of the original rocketeer comic series by dave stevens including front and back covers, publishers and release dates. Brimming with style and coming across like a mix of indiana jones and captain america. The first starstudded 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 pinups by mike mignola and jim silkeall paying tribute to the continued legacy of rocketeer and dave stevens. The rocketeer is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books originally published by pacific comics.
It is based on dave stevens comic book the rocketeer. With completely remastered art and coloring, dave stevens masterpiece soars off the page as it never has beforeand looks as stunningly beautiful as it always should have. Henriques, scanlon gail, melora hardin, rick overton, richard warlock, doug mcgrath. The rocketeer is a comic book series with writing and art by dave stevens. This process takes no more than a few hours and well send you an email once approved. Thats something i wouldnt have caught when i was younger. The rocketeer anniversary edition, widescreen, digital. A list of thethe rocketeer compilations of the original comics by dave stevens including front and back cover art, dust jackets, contents, publishers, release dates and isbn numbers.
In fact, despite being an avid comic reader back then, the fact that this was a. In a homage to the pulp magazines of the 1930s, a stunt pilot finds an experimental jetpack and sets up as a hero. One of the best cinematic comic book adaptations, the rocketeer was supposed to be the summer of 1991s big hit, but the vastly. Here are four things i noticed when i revisited the rocketeer. Shop the rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991 at best buy. Bill campbell, jennifer connelly, danny bilson, alan arkin, timothy. Dave lee stevens july 29, 1955 march 11, 2008 was an american illustrator and comics artist. The rocketeer has transitioned from serials to comics to the big screen and has captivated people all over the world. The rocketeer is a 1991 american period superhero film from walt disney pictures, produced by charles gordon, lawrence gordon, and lloyd levin, directed by joe johnston, that stars bill campbell, jennifer connelly, alan arkin, timothy dalton, paul sorvino, and tiny ron taylor. The movie was based on a comic character created by dave stevens. Original comic art titled rocketeer adventures cover by alex ross, located in chriss published art comic art gallery. Young pilot cliff secord stumbles on a top secret rocketpack and with the help of his mechanicmentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the nazis as the rocketeer.
Thankfully, this walt disney dvd release gives the fun, exceedingly goodnatured movie a proper showcase, and the film has built up a large fan base over the years. In fact, despite being an avid comic reader back then, the fact that this was a comic book movie completely eluded me. The rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991 best buy. You then have to connect the two using only shared appearances in comic books official appearances in comics only no cameos like terry austin sneaking popeye into the background of a panel and no outside comic book appearances, like cartoons and the like. Throw in lots of aerial antics and flying around, and you have a fun pulp adventure. The rocketeer by joe johnston bill campbell, jennifer. Written by comics pro peter david, drawn by comics veteranlegend russ heath. The series suffered from an erratic publishing schedule. Well, since this is billed as the anniversary edition, you might expect some bonus features. Find the value of the comico comic rocketeer adventure magazine volume 1.1094 284 1364 64 245 552 286 259 1168 1200 183 779 1533 182 793 135 825 1293 140 842 629 275 1090 439 1301 1172 1192 1045 269 1268 1318 213 922 1067 1247 1188 336