- Full Description
A big beautiful love letter to Golden Age comics and cliffhanger serials. A down on his luck stunt flyer stumbles across an experimental jet pack and ends up as a reluctant super hero when he discovers that Nazi spies as well as the jet pack's creator are after it. Thrills, adventure, beautiful art work, nice touches of humor and the ”reveal“ of the jet pack's creator all combine into one of the all time great comic stories. Featuring his girlfriend Betty, based on the real Bettie Page.
These are the original first printings of this book. The printers made an error and fixed it by putting a sticker label on the spine of each book. These copies still have the label intact.
Note: These copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs. All copies in this small print run had a special spine label attached to the spine, due to some miscommunication between Eclipse and their printer, and these labels are peeling off slightly on the edges. This is true of ALL copies.
- Additional Information
Item Code ROKH Publisher Eclipse Books Publish Date 1985 ISBN 0913035092 Print Status Out of Print Condition Copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs. Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 70pg Color Full Color
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Action, style, it's The Rocketeer!
Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer is a classic, steeped in 1930s slang and atmosphere. The artwork is top-notch, and the Introduction in this volume by Harlan Ellison is as grumpy and honest as any comic fan could hope to find. The action and the pace of the plot is fast and engaging, as well.
The story is a product of its time, almost more style over substance, and while the action moves things along, poor Cliff Secord seems to just tumble along through it all. He lacks drive and purpose, other than his obsession with flying gadgets and Betty. Maybe that's the simple sort of guy he is. For me, I most enjoyed the detail and quality of the art and expressiveness of every character in every panel. This is definitely worth a look-see, and don't let my harsh judgement stop you, if you truly appreciate the fine art of graphic novels.