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Comic Book / The Rocketeer

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The Rocketeer is a comic book series with writing and art by Dave Stevens. In a homage to the Pulp Magazines of the 1930s, a stunt pilot finds an experimental jetpack and sets up as a hero.

The series suffered from an erratic publishing schedule, with gaps between installments sometimes stretching for years. A complete collection of the entire series was published by IDW Publishing in 2009.

The 1991 film adaptation is more widely known.

In 2011, IDW Publishing began producing occasional limited series, starting with the eight-issue Rocketeer Adventures, with stories and art contributed by many famous comics creators including Kurt Busiek, Bruce Timm, and Mark Waid. Waid and Chris Samnee then collaborated on a four-issue series called Cargo of Doom, followed by Hollywood Horror, a crossover with the Spirit called Pulp Friction, a prose collection called "Jet Powered Adventures" and finally The Rocketeer At War, throwing Cliff into World War II at last.

A Lighter and Softer animated Sequel Series, The Rocketeer, launched on Disney Junior in 2019.

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