SDCC Announcement: The Rocketeer Soars Again in New Mini-Series from IDW
Saturday, Jul 24th, 2010
Top talent create new stories of Dave Steven's classic
Coming in 2011
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2010) - IDW Publishing, a premier
publisher of graphic novels and books, is pleased to announce today
an all-new, four-issue miniseries featuring Dave
Stevens' beloved character, The Rocketeer. Coming
in 2011, IDW's The Rocketeer mini-series
will be written and drawn by some of today's finest comics
creators, including Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John
Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta,
Garry Leach, Bruce Timm, Bill Willingham, and many more.
Alex Ross will supply stunning covers on each
The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens was first published in 1982, and appeared sporadically into the mid 1990s. Despite this infrequent publishing schedule, the series developed an intensely devoted fan-following that treasured each new installment. Tragically, Stevens passed away in 2008 after a lengthy battle with Leukemia. In remembrance of this brilliant artist, a substantial portion of profits earned from this new mini-series will be donated to Hairy Cell Leukemia research by the estate of Dave Stevens, the creators involved, and IDW Publishing.
"Dave Stevens was an incredibly talented artist and a wonderful person," said IDW Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier. "I would like to think that he would be happy with a book like this, one that pays such loving tribute to his greatest creation."
The Rocketeer #1 (of 4) will be available in stores in 2011.