The Rocketeer: The Complete Deluxe Edition

The Rocketeer: The Complete Deluxe Edition

by Dave Stevens
     
 
  • The phenomenally popular Rocketeer by the legendary Dave Stevens is collected in its entirety for the first time as an oversized hardcover, in a beautiful slipcase, including hundreds of never-before-seen Rocketeer
    drawings and preliminaries by Dave Stevens! This impressive collection combines
    The Rocketeer and The Rocketeer:

Overview

  • The phenomenally popular Rocketeer by the legendary Dave Stevens is collected in its entirety for the first time as an oversized hardcover, in a beautiful slipcase, including hundreds of never-before-seen Rocketeer
    drawings and preliminaries by Dave Stevens! This impressive collection combines
    The Rocketeer and The Rocketeer: Cliff’s New York Adventure
    into a single volume, completely re-colored, as per Dave Stevens’ wishes,
    by renowned colorist Laura Martin. The best possible reproduction and the highest production values will ensure that this is the definitive Rocketeer
    collection. Additionally, hundreds of drawings, sketches, and preliminaries by Dave Stevens, nearly all published here for the very first time, will make this a very special book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Speeding across the sky like a jet-propelled dream, Stevens’s Rocketeer is one of the most enduring and endearing images of ’80s comics. Set in the ’30s, these tales follow Cliff Secord, an impulsive young stunt pilot who finds a mysterious jetpack that enables him to fly. And then his troubles—and the fun—begin. A charming, lively tribute to the pulp era—several characters from well-known pulp serials make clandestine appearances—Stevens’s lively, gorgeous art captures every wide-eyed gasp and clenched-jaw struggle of the breakneck tale. While Stevens, who died in 2008, is a master of adventure, Cliff’s girlfriend Betty, a delightful homage to pinup queen Bettie Page, often steals the show. Due to Stevens’s slow output, only a handful of Rocketeer stories exist, collected for the first time following a checkered publishing trail and being out-of-print for over a decade. Those who have never seen the complete Rocketeer will be satisfied with the regular hardcover edition; an oversized deluxe edition brings together concept art, sketches, and background materials that make this the definite record of one of comics’ most appealing recent characters. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600105371
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
485,480
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 12.78(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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