HeroesCon 2013 Rocketeer T-Shirt by Lee Weeks :: LAST CHANCE!

August 07, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Sale!, Special Offers

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Thanks to everyone who has already pre-ordered a HeroesCon 2013 Rocketeer t-shirt featuring art by the great Lee Weeks (We should mention Lee’s last issue of Daredevil: Dark Nights comes out today!)! ¬†These shirts are at the printer and ready to go but we thought we’d give any stragglers one last chance to order. If you’ve already ordered a shirt, yours will be on its way to you in the coming weeks. We will overprint by a little bit and have some available in our store and online but pre-ordering is the only way to be sure you get the size you need. So this is it, last chance, order your Rocketeer shirt today!

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HEROESCON 2013 :: ROCKETEER SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

July 05, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News

If you missed out on our Rocketeer shirt by Lee Weeks at HeroesCon this year, fear not! You can pre-order your very own shirt right here! Click the photo below to check out more of Dane Abernathy’s great photos from the 1st run of our HeroesCon Rocketeer shirts on our Flickr page. Thanks to Dane and Contagious Graphics!

You can pre-order your very own shirt here!

 

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HEROESCON 2013 :: ROCKETEER SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

June 27, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News

 

Our HeroesCon 2013 Rocketeer shirt featuring art by Lee Weeks was such a huge hit we sold out of most sizes by Saturday morning of the show! If you missed out or were unable to attend, now is your chance to pre-order one of these shirts featuring Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer. A portion of all shirt sales goes to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation in the name of Dave Stevens. Also available in women’s v-neck! Shirts are $20 plus shipping & handling. PRE-ORDER until July 31st. Shirts will print and ship in August 2013.¬†Place your order here!


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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC :: MARCH 6, 2013

March 01, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC: Didn’t I just write about Rocketeer last week?¬† Indeed I did, and while there are several other books I’m excited about this week (Winter Soldier #16, Hellboy in Hell #4, Lost Vegas #1), it’s inevitable that I’ll re-read the new Rocketeer collection first thing Wednesday night.¬† There’s an innocence to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s take on Dave Stevens’ classic character, but also a love for the traditions of pulp and adventure stories.¬† Anyone could wax poetic about the genius of the Rocketeer, but it still boils down to entertainment value, and this collection has plenty of that.¬† Oh, and there are dinosaurs.¬† A guy with a rocket pack fighting dinosaurs in 1930’s California.¬† That’s enough for me.

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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1 :: FEBRUARY 27, 2013

February 22, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK :: ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1: Whenever I talk or write about IDW’s new Rocketeer stories, I like to mention my opinion that any artists who work on the character pale in comparison with its creator, Dave Stevens. ¬†No one will ever make Rocketeer stories better than Stevens. ¬†However, I usually follow up that statement with this one: ¬†I love the way IDW has created new stories that both revere and uphold Stevens’ legacy. ¬†Their two volumes of Rocketeer Adventures read like a love letter to Stevens’ creation, and the Mark Waid/Chris Samnee miniseries Cargo of Doom fell right in line with the tradition. ¬†This week IDW offers up an all new miniseries by Roger Langridge and J. Bone, along with Walt Simonson on covers. ¬†Langridge, while known for humor and all ages work, has always had a strong connection with comics’ adventure roots. ¬†Look no further than his excellent John Carter of Mars adaptation for evidence. ¬†J. Bone has done lots of work with Darwyn Cooke, and also provided the covers for DC’s Super Friends title. ¬†If you take his previous comics into consideration, it’s easy to see how well he could bring the Rocketeer’s era to life. ¬†Even though I’ll always love Dave Stevens’ work best, it would be a shame if we were denied new stories of his famous creation. ¬†Thankfully, IDW knows how much people care about Rocketeer, and hires creators who equally value the man and his work. ¬†Let’s hope they will continue to produce quality comics that not only pay homage to Stevens, but allow future generations to be exposed to his genius.¬†

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MASTER CLASS :: DAVE STEVENS COVERS AND STORIES

November 07, 2012 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Master Class, Reviews

Talk about a book title that leaves all description moot
Dave Stevens Covers and Stories
Sadly, Dave Stevens was taken from us much too early in 2008. This book stands as a testament of his art.¬†The book is 250 large beautiful pages big–the reproduction is flawless and best of all the book is only 49.95!!!
And here is the most unique thing about about the book– with the exception of a terrific intro by fan and legendary cover artist Adam HughesDave Stevens Covers and Stories has virtually no prose beyond Book titles and dates: every page is nothing but corner to corner art–covers, preliminary sketches¬†paintings¬†and the short non-Rocketeer comics. Almost all of the art is shot directly from the original art… (more…)
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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1

August 17, 2012 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK ::¬†ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1: The best Rocketeer stories will always be ones by his creator, Dave Stevens.¬† I am, however, really pleased with not only both volumes of Rocketeer Adventures,¬†but also this new four issue mini series from IDW.¬† Mark Waid is tasked with the writing duties, and he’s made a career out writing characters with a clear and respectful understanding of their place in comics history.¬† On Thor: The Mighty Avenger and Captain America and Bucky, artist Chris Samnee showed he could tackle innocent adventure stories and period pieces.¬† More than anything, IDW’s new Rocketeer stories¬†remind us that¬†even if we’ll never¬†be able to see any new art from the late, great Dave Stevens, we can continue to celebrate his legacy with books like this.

 

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HEROESCON 2012 :: 3 DAY PASS SALES EXTENDED! EXCLUSIVE CARY NORD ROCKETEER PRINT!

June 19, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News

Sales of HeroesCon 2012 Advance 3 Day Passes have been extended through tomorrow! Ticket sales will end at 4 PM EST on Wednesday, June 20th. For only $30 you can attend all 3 days of America’s Favorite Comic Convention! You will also¬†receive¬†this limited edition¬†print of Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer with stunning art by Cary Nord!! Stan Lee True Believer Passes are still available too! Get your tickets here!

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