IDW has announced today that Dave Stevens' legendary flying hero will fly once again this summer. To make a great announcement even greater, it turns out that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be the creative team behind THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM.
Cliff Secord will find himself in the center of another high-flying adventure when a mysterious tanker pulls into the L.A. Harbor carrying a dangerous cargo.
Mark Waid said the following:
As someone who bought every Rocketeer comic the day they first came out, this is a dream project for me. Dave Stevens created a terrific, iconic hero who beautifully and uniquely spans the gap between the pulp heroes of the 1930s and the comic-book crimebusters of the 1940s. He's got a foot in both those worlds, and he's a ball to write. And working with Chris Samnee was the part of IDW's offer that sealed the deal for me.== TEASER ==
Waid isn't the only one that's excited. Samnee had some words to say on the project as well:
I couldn't be more excited to be drawing The Rocketeer. I've been a fan of the character, and a massive fan of Dave Stevens's work since I was a kid, and getting a chance to draw him is a real dream come true. I can't wait for folks to see what we've been cooking up.
Sounds like it's going to feel like a long time until August gets here.