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The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (2015)

by Dave Stevens

Series: Rocketeer (Omnibus Vol. 1 and 2)

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A "found" jet-pack that gives the wearer the power of flight puts Cliff Secord and his lady-love Betty Page in danger with a variety of foes in 1938 California.

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  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
A fun collection of the Rocketeer comics that I remembered reading when I was a young kid (as well as the '91 movie). This says its the "Complete Adventures" but I'm pretty sure this is just the beginning history and the first of his pre-serial issues. I could be wrong and its been a long time since I've read the originals, I'll have to do some Googling/reading up on that.

This is just fun "pulp" "dated" (purely because its supposed to be dated) entertaining comics. Nothing too deep or personal, nothing too radical or amazing, just fun, pulpy, noir-ish, entertaining comics set in the late 30s written as if it was made in the 50s (but actually made in the 80s). ( )
  BenKline | Jun 30, 2021 |
A great fun, brilliantly illustrated pulp fiction and dieslepunk extravaganza. Good plotting, fun characterisation and really good art make this a massive winner. Very enjoyable. ( )
  aadyer | Dec 19, 2016 |
Amazing art, OK story, thin characters.

More exciting as a concept than in the execution, but a lot of fun nonetheless. Really makes me want to find some of the early Shadow novels and read those. ( )
  scarequotes | Jan 23, 2016 |
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens is an omnibus of the Rocketeer comics that began their run in 1982. The comic was later adapted to the big screen in 1991. It was the film that first introduced me to the characters.

In 1982 I was at the right age that I would have eaten up this comic (and similar ones) if I'd had access to them. It's not that I wasn't allowed to read them, it's that I grew up in a suburb with a dwindling child population — a generation squished in between the last of the baby boomers and the bulk of the gen Xers. There was exactly one book store that I had easy access to and it didn't exactly cater to tweens. I frankly didn't even know comic books were still being produced — they seemed to be a long lost part of my parents' childhoods (along with baseball cards and sock hops).

I'm still not a comic book reader but I do like to read the collections (they're nicely bound and less prone to tearing). I'm also lucky now to live near libraries that actively stock comics, graphic novels, manga and similar things.

The Rocketeer I watched with my Grandmother (who in her youth had been an aficionada of the Saturday serial). The film is fun but it has some problems — too much emphasis on making Betty a damsel in distress. There's too much emphasis on making the Nazis the big bad (they were of course horrendous but in the 1980s and into the early 1990s there was a glut of Nazi bad guys in movies, either figuratively with the Star Wars franchise, or literally with Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade among others. Part of this our 20/20 hindsight delusion to believe the United States gave a fuck about the atrocities happening in Europe but the reality is we didn't take notice until Pearl Harbor.

The Rocketeer comic is more about flying, and money troubles, and a rocky relationship between Cliff and Betty. Betty isn't the damsel in distress here. She has her own story that may or may not involve Cliff. That was refreshing.

There's a good mixture of humor and adventure too. It was a fun book to live blog, and you can see my progress on Tumblr. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 6, 2015 |
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A "found" jet-pack that gives the wearer the power of flight puts Cliff Secord and his lady-love Betty Page in danger with a variety of foes in 1938 California.

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Blazing through the sky!
Fighting Nazis, evil scum!
Get the girl at last

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