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  • Title: Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures
  • Author: Dave Stevens
  • ISBN: 9781631402272
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cliff Secord, a down on his luck pilot, is always looking for ways to make a fast buck Discovering a stolen rocket pack could be the one thing that will turn his fortunes around but will it What follows are government agents, German spies, deception, danger and adventure This is the world of The Rocketeer All of Dave Stevens original The Rocketeer comics collectCliff Secord, a down on his luck pilot, is always looking for ways to make a fast buck Discovering a stolen rocket pack could be the one thing that will turn his fortunes around but will it What follows are government agents, German spies, deception, danger and adventure This is the world of The Rocketeer All of Dave Stevens original The Rocketeer comics collected in one book
    Rocketeer The Complete Adventures Cliff Secord a down on his luck pilot is always looking for ways to make a fast buck Discovering a stolen rocket pack could be the one thing that will turn his fortunes around but will it What follo

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    1. I shoulda known something was up when the story opened with a dog fart jokeWhat the hell was this even about Yes, the art is gorgeous, but there is literally no real plot Nothing in the entire thing made any sense I kept thinking that somehow everything would tie together at the end, but noooooo After I finished it last night, I kept flipping through the pages to see if I missed something Like maybe pages would magically appear, and the light bulb would go off Ah ha I get it now As if the whole [...]

    2. The Rocketeer is an infuriating graphic novel, because it makes you realize two things 1 Dave Stevens is dead, and 2 he didn t produce very many comics when he was alive As a period piece pulp action adventure, the Rocketeer is astounding, and the artwork is breathtaking This was truly one of the great hidden gems of the 80 s independent comic scene a little too well hidden, in my opinion I was a comic book fiend when the movie came out in 1991, and I didn t learn until years later that it was a [...]

    3. I don t know that I d call my self a graphic novel aficionado, but I ve certainly read a lot of them That said, this one doesn t number among my favourites It seems most people are enthralled with Stevens art, and while it certainly is luscious this word comes up many times, including on the back of the book itself , I found the representation of Betty offensive Perhaps I m too much of a feminist or something, but it seemed to me objectification of the female form Apart from the nudity, there wa [...]

    4. Dave Steven s The Rocketeer is held in very high regard amongst comic book or graphic novel if you prefer aficionados, so this might seem like heresy to some, but the storytelling is paper thin The art is stunning no doubt about it but there isn t that much that is memorable about the actual plot, and no matter how graphically beautiful it may be, it sorely lacks a good story Sad but true.

    5. The Rocketeer first came to my attention when Disney made the movie in 1991 I wanted to see it, but didn t In fact, to this day I still haven t seen that movie I get a crack at it on the big screen 27 July when Baxter Avenue Theatres will play it at midnight and I m hopeful to make it to that I discovered that the Oldham County Public Library main branch has this hardcover collected edition of the original comics and decided it was high time I checked it out literally.I didn t realize until I go [...]

    6. I had seen the Disney movie many times and really enjoyed it, so when I spotted the collected graphics, I snatched it right up Cliff Secord is a barnstormer who can t catch a break, except he has an absolutely beautiful girlfriend, Betty, and a terrific mechanic, Peevy When guys running from the law ditch a weird pack in Cliff s Gee Bee plane, Cliff discovers he s hit a gold mine as well as nothing but trouble The pack is a jetpack, and Peevy s clever enough to design a helmet that allows the pe [...]

    7. A brilliant homage to the old movie serials of the 1930s 40s the old pulp comics radio serials the Shadow appears, unnamed, as a major character in the second half of the same era the late, great pin up Bettie Page after whom the character Betty is modeled and the work of pre madness Howard Hughes It s a period piece which proves faithful to its period, so if you can t stand works that don t reflect your modern views and attitudes then I would recommend steering clear Otherwise, this is one of t [...]

    8. Dave Stevens created a really fun comic The colors are bright, the art is clean and engaging, the characters though not deep are fun, and the storylines have the quick, absurd driving forces that made comics fun in the first place Here s the premise A down and out pilot gets his hand on a rocket pack, has his friend build him a helmet, and then gets into all sorts of trouble with gangsters, Nazis, the US government, and even carnies as he attempts to save his relationship with his Betty Page loo [...]

    9. I ve always been a fan of the 1991 movie of the same name and fame and so i was very interested when a german comic book publisher announced the first time ever omnibus hardcover edition of the original comic book series Okay, it s at the upper edge of my usual comic graphic novel budget but as the book is made up really beautiful it was well worth the price.As to the contents i was astonished how good much of the art was Some pictures of Betty e.g had almost pin up oil painting quality and many [...]

    10. One of my all time favorite memories of elementary school was going to see the movie The Rocketeer with my friend Kevin Malloy The saturday matinee serial feel to it was captivating even to a kid who grew up sixty years after that genre of entertainment was popular As an adult, finding out that it was based off of a comic and reading said comic was like a trip back into the mindset of that awe struck 8 year old The stories were just as rich, if not richer given it was the wellspring of the film, [...]

    11. Stevens writes The Rocketeer as a love letter of sorts to the pulp heroes of the 30s and 40s I won t pretend to any objectivity here I love those characters as well I was lucky enough to have the chance to embrace the likes of Doc Savage and the Shadow at a very young age and my affection for them has never truly waned I would bet good money that Dave Stevens felt much the same as I do Like George Lucas before him, whose Indiana Jones movies were a heartfelt homage to the adventure serials he gr [...]

    12. The Rocketeer has not stopped zooming around my brain since I first saw the movie when I was nine years old Why That s taken me a while to suss out Why be obsessed with a superhero who s not so super nor heroic and whose only power is that some toughs accidentally left a rocket pack in his garage Reading these OG comics gave me some answers First of all, Cliff Secord is about as human as you can get He s handsome but he ain t too bright, and all he wants it serious star power so his hottie cente [...]

    13. A fun book with great art deco 1930s style time frame The idea of the character of the Rocketeer was invented by the author when someone told him they had 6 pages available and needed a comic story to fill it They told him he could do whatever he wanted So he invented the Rocketeer He drew the character first and then invented a story to go around him Interestingly, though this is the whole of the author s work with the Rocketeer there is no end to the story and there are serious plot threads le [...]

    14. I was one of the few people who was lucky enough to see the movie when I was a kid, but for the longest time I never knew it was based on a comic Having read it now I can say that while the film adaption is slightly superior, the comic is well worth your time.First of all, the art by Dave Stevens is gorgeous His affection for 1940s pin up art is immeadiately obvious the first time you see Betty, modeled after the queen of pin ups herself His action sequences are quite good too and there s a ton [...]

    15. Like many people, I first encountered the Rocketeer through the 1991 movie The character seemed so pitch perfect that I took it for granted that he dated back to the golden age of pulp, so it was surprising to find out that his first appearance was as late as 1982.This volume collects the entirety of the all too brief comic series, cut short by creator Dave Stevens s death from leukemia at 52 And it s great, my only complaint it that there isn t of it The pace is fast, the action exciting, and [...]

    16. I am a big fan of the Rocketeer movie and I wasn t disappointed with the comic that inspired the movie The story is a rollicking good time including Nazis, circus folk, Doc Savage, and the Shadow Wow just typing that gave me a little chill The art is fantastic and the women are gorgeous This is a great book and I highly suggest you give it a try.I give the story a 5 out of 5 and the art a 5 out of 5.

    17. Wow I was skeptical about the prospect of seeing these comics with modern coloring, but I should have had faith in Dave s choices and the talents of Laura Martin She did an amazing job of making the books look like I remember them, blending current technology with the classic aesthetic so that it doesn t jar old time fans while still looking in the now The bonus pages in this big edition are also a great gift to Dave Stevens fans Bravo

    18. A fun read I fell in love with the movie when I was a kid and absolutely loved the high flying adventures of Cliff I like the action of the storye initial story arc is my favorite of the two stories in this single volume Stevens women are beautiful especially Betty Cliff is an arrogant jealous type which makes him a fun character to read about and see I wonder if Stevens wrote about the Rocketeer.

    19. A Because I will read almost any story oriented graphic thing between two covers that I find in our library collection B Because I saw the movie based on this character in the theater in 1991 or 1992, and while it made little impression, there s still a tenuous connection A part of me.C It has pictures Lots of colorful pictures.D I gave up on it because it seemed puerile and could barely capture my interest to turn the page.

    20. There is a new series of The Rocketeer being published now, but if you re a fan, this is a book you have to own The stories are ok, they certainly have a pulp feel to them, and Cliff is regularly an arse, but it s the artwork that sets the original series apart Dave Stevens made this such a joy to read his artwork is just gorgeous.

    21. A fun little graphic novel and a definite homage to the pulp paperbacks of the 1940s, complete with cameos of nods to, if not the actual, characters from those pulps You life might not be better for reading it but you ll enjoy the ride.

    22. Stunning artwork, but the story models the very slow paced, paper thin plot of the serials If you like that, great Read this But if you are looking for a great story with characters you care about, I might say skip this.

    23. I really was excited to read this The good the art and coloring is certainly nice And of course my whole reason for digging in I love the overall aesthetic Look how deco punk The Rocketeer looks Just look The bad The Rocketeer is a twatwaffle He doesn t even make a good antihero, though if you d like an ordinary schlub unhero who doesn t do anything outside his immediate bubble His girlfriend is a flake, who also has a character design from the 1950s this is set in the late 30s I notice that kin [...]

    24. Los Angeles, 1938 Feckless flyboy Cliff Secord spends his time barnstorming, worrying about his girlfriend s fidelity and looking for ways to make a quick buck When a pair of absconding gangsters hide a stolen rocket pack in Secord s plane, it looks like he might finally get a chance to earn some decent scratch and stop his lady straying with the Hollywood types she s taken to hanging around with However, while the audience of Bigelow s Air Circus might love the aerial exploits of the Rocketeer, [...]

    25. A recent viewing of Mystery Science Theater 3000 s first season included the short films related to Commando Cody I realized that Commando Cody must have inspired the Rocketeer, which I recalled primarily as a Disney caper from the early 90 s, but I recall it a lot because of that helmet, a piece of Art Deco glory Despite being a less than great film, it aesthetically set some of the tone for all my shtick to come Well I learned eventually it was a comic and now I just read the whole thing in a [...]

    26. So, first things first Cliff Secord, the eponymous Rocketeer of the story, is a jerk He manages to pull off one or two genuine acts of heroism, but they re almost entirely necessitated as a result of his own negligence, greed, or stupidity He isn t the expected I ll save the day type you d expect out of a series inspired by 40s serials is my point Storywise, this collection is ok, beyond the attention to admittedly funny period slang I have no idea what a Booshwah is, but I imagine its not a com [...]

    27. I liked but did not love the movie version of The Rocketeer produced by Disney in the early 90s But as I ve gotten and into classic pulp fiction over the past few years, I ve become really interested in reading Dave Stevens original Rocketeer comics, if only because the character looked so danged cool and was clearly born out of a love for the pulps.This volume collects all the published Rocketeer material unfortunately, there isn t much There were only two stories along with a linking episode [...]

    28. I am one of the few people who thinks that The Rocketeer was actually a pretty decent movie Not great by any stretch, but still, a lot of fun And hey, how can you go wrong with a movie with a Nazi blimp in it And it has one of the best soundtracks IMHO.I had never known that the movie was actually based on a comic book series, and when I read about this re issue in Entertainment Weekly, I decided to pick it up and as you can tell by the time between the publishing date and the time that I read i [...]

    29. I read The Rocketeer as they came out in single issues from the first two chapters published by Comico as a back up story in Starslayer s 1 2 April June 1982 through to the last installment published by Dark Horse Comics in The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine 3 January 1995 When IDW published this hardcover edition, finally collecting the entire Dave Stevens Rocketeer story, I knew I had to have it I received it as a gift for Christmas in 2012, but waited until now to enjoy it with a friend who had [...]

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