The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures
ISBN: 9781600105388

Mention “rocketeer” and I think of the 1991 Walt Disney movie first.

It’s not until I came across this graphic novel that I learned that The Rocketeer was writer and illustrator Dave Stevens’s 1982 creation.

It’s 1938. The lead character, Cliff Secord, ends up possessing a rocket pack. You quickly learn that the Nazis are after the pack. So is the US government.

From what I recall of the Disney movie, the screen adaptation was quite faithful to Steven’s original. But the graphic novel has an extra (I think); of the pursuit of a mysterious killer, from Secord’s past.

The end page has a write-up and photo of Dave Stevens. Mentioned that he died of Leukemia on March 11, 2008.