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Synopsis: The Rocketeer and The Rocketeer: Cliff's New York Adventure are collected for the first time as a deluxe, oversized volume. With completely re-mastered art and coloring, Dave Stevens' masterpiece soars off the page as it never has before–and looks as stunningly beautiful as it always should have.
This collection contains more than 130 pages of supplemental material: sketches, preliminaries, character designs, script pages, photographs, and original art pages, as well as commentary by Dave Stevens and several of his peers, who occasionally assisted him on The Rocketeer.
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition was honored with one Eisner Award and three Harvey Awards.
About the Author:
Dave Stevens was born in Lynwood, California on July 29, 1955. His career in comics began in 1975, assisting veteran artist Russ Manning on the syndicated Tarzan newspaper strip. Stevens went on to toil as a storyboard artist for Hanna-Barbara, DePatie-Freleng and Filmation animation studios, working on such programs as Super Friends and The Godzilla Power Hour. Later, Stevens was asked by Steven Spielberg to create presentation boards for Raiders of the Lost Ark. During the same period, Stevens storyboarded the groundbreaking music video Thriller for Michael Jackson and did production design for Jackson’s Victory Tour.
In 1982, Stevens debuted the feature for which he is best known, The Rocketeer. Initially appearing as a back-up feature in the second issue of an independent comic, the pulp-inspired story of Cliff Secord, a daring stunt pilot who finds an experimental rocket pack, became an instant sensation. The Rocketeer went on to star in his own comic book series, and in 1991 would become a well-received major motion picture from Walt Disney Studios.
Stevens’ lush figure work, particularly when rendering the female form, coupled with his elegant brush line, brought him much acclaim far beyond the confines of comic books. In particular, his breathy portrayals of Cliff’s girlfriend Betty, inspired by famed pin-up queen Bettie Page, helped revitalize interest in the ‘50s icon, a fact openly acknowledged by Page, who became close friends with Stevens in her final years.
On March 11, 2008, Dave Stevens lost a long battle against leukemia.
Title: Rocketeer The Complete Deluxe Ed
Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Good
Book Description IDW Publishing, San Diego, CA, 2009. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase Fine (New). Stevens, Dave (illustrator). Deluxe. 276pp.; HB red&blk.-pic.cover; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. Slipcase red&blk.-no title on spine-pic.covers; fine. Orig.pub.in serial form in: Staarslayer #s 1-3, Pacific Presents #s 1-2, The Rocketeer Special Edition #1, & The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #s 1-3 + more than 130pgs. supplemental material. illus. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036998
Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1600105378
Book Description IDW Publishing, San Diego, CA, 2009. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Stevens, Dave (illustrator). First Printing. 248 pages. Slipcase is clean with light wear (very light surface scratches & small bumps to the corners.) Hardcover book has barely discernible wear from handling. Spine is straight, binding is tight. Glossy, clean pages with no tears, stains, or creases. Carefully wrapped in cellophane to keep clean. Ships fast from Jacksonville, Fl! [#53622] Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 53622
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Book Description Idea and Design Works, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781600105371