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The Rocketeer Flies Again With Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

The fun and adventure begins this August.

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.
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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.

18 Comments
Posted by _Zombie_

Oho.. consider my interest piqued.

Posted by BoyWander

Never really read anything about the Rocketeer before, but this looks interesting. The arts really nice too.

Posted by Iron Apollo

So excited! Mark Waid's work is always awesome, indepth, and fun. And Chris Samnee's art is definately easy on the eyes!

Edited by The Impersonator

Lets get rocketed to August! =P

Posted by Kallarkz

No waid!!!!!!!! !¡¡¡!Continue with irredeemable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Waid on the Rocketeer?? I'm in!

Posted by Alton

I'm in as well.This is the best news in years.

Posted by thebluedragon07

good to know that he is still respected.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Is this going to be a comic where it consists of one major story arc?? or is it like the recently released Rocketeer where there were three stories??? either way, i'm uber excited!!!!! been a fan since i watched the film in '91,,,, even though i was only 2 years old back then lol.

Posted by TheBane2890

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

The Rocketeer has always been one of my favorite comic characters, so I can't wait to see his return!

Posted by KidSupreme

@spiderbat87 said:

YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS

hell yeah!

Posted by ahgunsillyo

I think this just became my most anticipated comic book of the year.

Edited by ArtieSimpson
I first time heard about Rocketeer. But this information is quite enough to know about it.

att coupon

Posted by thechessclub

@ahgunsillyo said:

I think this just became my most anticipated comic book of the year.

This!!!

Posted by BKole

Excellent. Looks like old comics aren't dead after all.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

I've always been Interested in the Rocketeer, and now that Waid is on it and the art is grande, It's at top spot on my buy list.

Posted by eric_trautmann

I've had the privilege of working with Chris Samnee (on Checkmate, roughly eleventy-hojillion years ago), and he's a top-notch talent. Terrific character "acting," a lovely sense of light and shadow, and first-rate storytelling. Waid's a great choice for this kind of swashbuckling derring-do; Now I'm forced to be torn between my seething jealousy and my fanboy desire.

Can't wait.

-E