Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer, Book 1 Artist’s Edition is the latest book in IDW’s effort to bring original artwork by a classic talent to a mass audience for a low price. This book includes work from 1982 to 1995. Included in it is the origin of the character, as well the adventures that followed. There are homages not only to the 1930s adventure series but also to female pin-up models of the day, like Betty Page. Tales like this aren’t really told in the modern era of comics. It’s a testament to Stevens’ creativity to see these stories in their purest form, mistakes and all.
This collected edition is unique, because these types of stories are out of the current fashion. It makes this book different from the other collections that IDW has produced. This is a must-have for anyone who studies and loves the craft of comics, from the professional to the independent.
Highly Recommended - 4 out of 4 stars
Creative Team: Dave Stevens
Publisher: IDW Comics
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