Rocketeer By Dave Stevens

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It was the first hardcover collected edition I purchased: The Rocketeer from Eclipse Books, fresh off the press in 1986.  A solid 8.5×11.5″ seventy page book for $20; pricey even for that few pages.  Sadly my copy shows the wear and tear of banging around a teenagers room but later on I was able to pick up the Graphitti Designs edition.  Let’s take a step back and look at the history. Dave Stevens was approached by Pacific Comics around 1982 to provide something for them: they were a new publisher…read more

Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition

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Most people think of the Disney live action film when they hear Rocketeer but for comic fans Dave Steven’s beautifully illustrated character cheerfully fills our thoughts. December 2009 IDW published the collected Rocketeer works in a regular hardcover and in The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition.  It quickly sold out but IDW has recently released a new printing for this holiday season.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: The Deluxe Edition will feature everything in the regular hardcover edition but will be printed in a larger format (8 x 12 inches)…read more

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