Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Rocketeer Review in Entertainment Weekly

BOOK REVIEW

The Rocketeer (2010)

EW's GRADE
A

DETAILSRelease Date: Jan 13, 2010; Writer: Dave Stevens; Genres: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: IDW Publishing

The Rocketeer: The Complete Collection by Dave Stevens | The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens
The Rocketeer: The Complete Collection by Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens, who died of leukemia at 52 in 2008, was a craftsman, a comics legend. His 1980s Rocketeer comics — a throwback to 1930s pulp adventure tales — weren't big sellers, but they were an extraordinary evocation of a bygone era, full of erotica and √©lan. He also drew storyboards for everything from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Michael Jackson's ''Thriller'' video, and was single-handedly responsible for the rediscovery of '50s pinup model Bettie Page, the inspiration for Rocketeer Cliff Secord's curvy crush Betty. These gorgeous color reproductions of Stevens' meticulous work serve as a fine testament to his artistry. A


2 comments:

  1. Well deserved... for all of the hard work Dave Stevens put into the strip, and for all of the care and excellence that you, Laura, and everyone at IDW put into preserving his magnum opus.

    Well done.

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  2. Thank you, this was quite a surprise.

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