It reinvigorated the culture of pinup drawing, revitalized bettie pages career, kickstarted the retro revolution, and made superheroes safe for the nascent creatorowned 1980s. Apr 14, 2017 the rocketeer 3d comic 1991 audio only. The movie was based on a comic character created by dave stevens. 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. Bill campbell, jennifer connelly, danny bilson, alan. Sep 20, 20 dave stevens the rocketeer was many things. The rocketeer has transitioned from serials to comics to the big screen and has captivated people all over the world. 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. The first avenger, the rocketeer is a delightfully charming, oldschool adventure that feels lifted straight from the torn pages of a pulpy comic book. 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. It is based on dave stevens comic book the rocketeer. Clive owen and rosario dawson are also great as dwight and gail, who have.
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. 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. You have to do so using less than six comics total. Sep 10, 2012 the rocketeer is the 1980s dave stevens eight issue comic book that was turned into the 1991 walt disney movie.
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 went on to star in his own comic book series, and in 1991 would become a wellreceived major motion picture from walt disney studios. Written by comics pro peter david, drawn by comics veteranlegend russ heath. You see, my first exposure to the rocketeer didnt come from the comic, rather from the disney movie in the early 1990s. The rocketeer, american comic strip character created by writer and artist dave stevens in 1982. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Henriques, scanlon gail, melora hardin, rick overton, richard warlock, doug mcgrath. Bill campbell, jennifer connelly, danny bilson, alan arkin, timothy. Scanlon gail, melora hardin, rick overton, richard warlock, doug mcgrath, dave. Ive lost all objectivity where this wonderful piece of work is concerned. In fact, despite being an avid comic reader back then, the fact that this was a. Synopsis three years before the united states declares war, cliff secord leads americas first battle against the nazis.
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. He is an actor, known for the rocketeer 1991, mad city 1997 and survival quest 1988. The rocketeer anniversary edition, widescreen, digital. The rocketeer is a comic book series with writing and art by dave stevens. A 1991 disney liveaction film, adapted from dave stevens series of comic books, the rocketeer follows the adventures of its titular hero. Here is a comprehensive list of the original rocketeer comic series by dave stevens including front and back covers, publishers. 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. Whatever else the rocketeer is about, it always comes back to cliff wanting to become the kind of man who deserves jenny. One of the best cinematic comic book adaptations, the rocketeer was supposed to be the summer of 1991s big hit, but the vastly. It stars billy campbell, jennifer connelly, alan arkin, timothy dalton and paul sorvino. Original comic art titled rocketeer adventures cover by alex ross, located in chriss published art comic art gallery.
I can say without a doubt, this is one of the most fun and well put together comic book flicks ive seen. As such, it couldnt have existed, at least not in the same form, before the 1980s. 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. What is your rocketeer adventure magazine, the comic book worth. 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. When unwrapping the package, he discovers a mysterious jetpack. As a kid, i didnt know that the rocketeer was based on a comic book. 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. Music is scored by james horner and cinematography by hiro narita.
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. Rocketeer by alex ross comic book artist alex ross possesses a unique, painterly style and a true knack for covers. In may of 2011, idw began publishing rocketeer adventures with painted cover art by legendary. Drawing on the commando cody movie serials of the 1950s and pulp novels of the. Here are four things i noticed when i revisited the rocketeer. 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. Scanlon gail was born on july 19, 1949 in detroit, michigan, usa as john scanlon gail. Thats something i wouldnt have caught when i was younger. 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 complete adventures published by idw publishing, written and illustrated by dave stevens and others. 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 rocketeer the complete adventures by dave stevens. 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. Original superhero design, a world war ii setting, jetpacks, timothy dalton, jennifer connely, the disney name backing it. The rocketeer by joe johnston bill campbell, jennifer. 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. This process takes no more than a few hours and well send you an email once approved. Here is a comprehensive list of the original rocketeer comic series by dave stevens including front and back covers, publishers and release dates. In may of 2011, idw began publishing rocketeer adventures. Comic book films a list of 41 titles created 1 month ago i havent seen part 2 a list of 36 titles. In fact, despite being an avid comic reader back then, the fact that this was a comic book movie completely eluded me.
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. Dave lee stevens july 29, 1955 march 11, 2008 was an american illustrator and comics artist. Cargo of doom written by mark waid art by chris samnee, dave stevens colored by. The rocketeer the complete adventures by dave stevens idw. Brimming with style and coming across like a mix of indiana jones and captain america. Well, since this is billed as the anniversary edition, you might expect some bonus features. You can only beat that by dave stevens original work. The rocketeer is the 1980s dave stevens eight issue comic book that was turned into the 1991 walt disney movie. Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other comic vine users. In a homage to the pulp magazines of the 1930s, a stunt pilot finds an experimental jetpack and sets up as a hero.
The rocketeers secret identity is cliff secord, a stunt pilot who. Home services handpicked professionals happiness guarantee. Throw in lots of aerial antics and flying around, and you have a fun pulp adventure. 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. 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. Stevens lush figure work, particularly when rendering the female form, coupled with his elegant brush line, brought. A tale of a young man, a rocket pack, a voluptuous girlfriend, a goodhearted mentor, nazis, mobsters and a crazy rich guy. The series suffered from an erratic publishing schedule. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. 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. Adventure, romance, suspense, quality villainy, and excellent heroics.
The rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991. Cliff secord was a hotshot stunt pilot who one day discovered a mysterious package in his plane. The rocketeer is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books originally published by pacific comics. The film is based upon the character of the same name created by comic book artist and writer dave stevens. Directed by joe johnston, the film stars billy campbell, jennifer connelly, alan arkin, timothy dalton, paul sorvino and tiny ron taylor. The rocketeer by joe johnston bill campbell, jennifer connelly. Find the value of the comico comic rocketeer adventure magazine volume 1. Comic book artists comic book characters comic artist comic books art science fiction pulp fiction character poses character design character art. 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. The rocketeers incompleteness and flaws become, then, a boon to a talented writerartist team. The rocketeer is what comic book movies should always aspire to be a.
First, im late in experiencing and enjoying the rocketeer as a comic. 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 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 rocketeer was a great comic book and an even better movie. The rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991 best buy. The rocketeers only failure was poor timing polygon. 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 character had its genesis in a backup story in starslayer, a fantasy comic by independent publisher pacific comics. Shop the rocketeer 20th anniversary edition bluray 1991 at best buy.109 426 929 172 231 1457 1006 883 974 722 519 855 313 205 780 109 196 1388 1452 756 476 1063 1386 602 1451 725 718 11 140 266 417 151 606 865