After a successful mini-series in 2011, IDW has decided to bring back The Rocketeer this summer and give him his own full series (or mini-series; depending on what website you go to they say it's either or) for the first time in nearly twenty series. The series is to be written by the great Mark Waid and illustrated by Chris Samnee. Waid is a huge fan of Dave Steven's creation saying:
"All I can tell you is that as someone who bought all the original Rocketeer comics as they came out and read them until they fell apart, every page of Dave's work is burned into my brain and we intend to come at Rocketeer with the same sense of respect and honor that Dave himself showed to his forebears."
The Rocketeer is one of those sadly underloved characters and hopefully if this all goes well, the series will last for a while. Mark Waid is a great writer so I'm definitely looking forward to this. Source: Newsarama.com