History ComicBook / TheRocketeer

21st Jul '17 8:37:43 AM moloch
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In 2011, IDW Publishing produced a four-issue limited series, ''Rocketeer Adventures'', with stories and art contributed by many famous comics creators including Creator/KurtBusiek, Creator/BruceTimm, and Creator/MarkWaid.

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In 2011, IDW Publishing produced a four-issue began producing occasional limited series, series, starting with the eight-issue ''Rocketeer Adventures'', with stories and art contributed by many famous comics creators including Creator/KurtBusiek, Creator/BruceTimm, and Creator/MarkWaid.
Creator/MarkWaid. Waid and Chris Samnee then collaborated on a four-issue series called ''Cargo of Doom'', followed by ''Hollywood Horror'', a crossover with [[Comicbook/TheSpirit the Spirit]] called ''Pulp Friction'', a prose collection called "Jet Powered Adventures" and finally ''The Rocketeer At War'', throwing Cliff into WorldWarII at last.



** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the '''villain''' is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]

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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the '''villain''' is the Errol Flyn Flynn expy.[[/note]]
12th Jul '17 10:29:18 AM xcountryguy
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* JetPack

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* JetPackJetPack: The Rocketeer's main special item/ability.



* TwoFistedTales

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* %%* TwoFistedTales
20th Jul '15 12:19:47 AM PaulA
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After the initial adventure in California, and one in New York, Dave Stevens' plan for the third storyarc would have had Cliff meeting [[{{Superman}} a character]] who was "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound." This team-up would have taken place [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds on Halloween 1938, in Grover's Mill, NJ]].
18th Jul '15 11:36:26 PM buttbutt
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The [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film adaptation]] is probably more widely known.

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The [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film adaptation]] is probably more widely known.



** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]
** The hero's love interest bears a striking (and entirely deliberate) resemblance to Creator/BettiePage, and is named Bettie.
** The villain in "Cliff's New York Adventure" is modelled on Creator/RondoHatton.

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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the VILLAIN '''villain''' is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]
** The hero's love interest bears a striking (and entirely deliberate) resemblance to Creator/BettiePage, and is named Bettie.
Betty.
** The villain in "Cliff's New York Adventure" is modelled modeled on Creator/RondoHatton.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several heroes from the real 1930s pulps make guest appearances, most notably the [[Franchise/DocSavage unnamed inventor of the jetpack]].

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several heroes from the real 1930s pulps make guest appearances, most notably the [[Franchise/DocSavage unnamed inventor of the jetpack]].jetpack]] and the [[Franchise/TheShadow rich man in New York]].




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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After the initial adventure in California, and one in New York, Dave Stevens' plan for the third storyarc would have had Cliff meeting [[{{Superman}} a character]] who was "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound." This team-up would have taken place [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds on Halloween 1938, in Grover's Mill, NJ]].
11th Apr '15 1:16:06 AM PaulA
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Dave Stevens' cancer made it difficult for him to do any more comics.
11th Apr '15 1:15:01 AM PaulA
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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]

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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[TheRocketeer [[Film/TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]
10th Apr '15 9:13:47 PM CornwindEvilman
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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[TheRocketeer/Movie 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]

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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[TheRocketeer/Movie [[TheRocketeer 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]
10th Apr '15 9:13:25 PM CornwindEvilman
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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.

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** Cliff is Creator/ErrolFlynn.[[note]]Which is doubly amusing in that in the [[TheRocketeer/Movie 1991 film]] the VILLAIN is the Errol Flyn expy.[[/note]]
7th Apr '15 6:02:12 PM nombretomado
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several heroes from the real 1930s pulps make guest appearances, most notably the [[DocSavage unnamed inventor of the jetpack]].

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several heroes from the real 1930s pulps make guest appearances, most notably the [[DocSavage [[Franchise/DocSavage unnamed inventor of the jetpack]].
8th Feb '14 4:10:28 PM Sheora
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** The hero's love interest bears a striking (and entirely deliberate) resemblance to BettiePage, and is named Bettie.

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** The hero's love interest bears a striking (and entirely deliberate) resemblance to BettiePage, Creator/BettiePage, and is named Bettie.
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