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The Rocketeer at 20

If there’s one thing this summer has proved, it’s that I control the universe.

We’ve previously cited the events at The Enchanted Tiki Room as proof of this, but for further evidence we should examine the case of The Rocketeer.

It all began a few months ago when I was whinging on Twitter about [...]

Rockets Away…

Yes.

It seems like everyone is talking about The Rocketeer lately. And by everyone, I guess I mean me.

There’s actually been a frisson of conversation recently about the 1991 Walt Disney Pictures production on Twitter, owing to the recent release of a rather snazzy trailer for this summer’s Captain America. Marvel’s latest film [...]

Huzzah!

Good news, everyone!

It was recently announced that IDW Publishing will release a complete collection of Dave Stevens’ comic series The Rocketeer this October. The stories, originally released between 1982 and 1995, hearkened back to the glory days of illustrated pulp fiction and were the basis of Disney’s 1991 film of the same name. [...]

Dave Stevens, 1955-2008

I was extremely saddened to read on Blue Sky Disney this evening that artist and illustrator Dave Stevens passed away yesterday. Stevens, 52, had been fighting a long battle with leukemia.

A masterful artist, Stevens specialized in styles reminiscent of the 1930s and 40s. He reveled in the lost art of the pinup girl, [...]