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The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens
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Jan 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: pulp-inspired-steampunk-fun-junk
Read from January 25, 2012 to January 25, 2015

While it is not the most intellectual tale... that should not matter too much. Here is one of the best reincarnations of the pulp fiction of the 30s and 40s. The art is incredible, evoking the feeling of those golden age heroes of old. The details are deep, referencing people and places from the time period, giving the entire experience a truly authentic feel. No, the story isn't going to be utterly thought provoking. But you shouldn't go into it with that mindset. After all, the source material (serials and old pulp magazines) didn't expect readers to think that deeply either. If you want a cerebral comic, look elsewhere. If you are interested in adventure with great art and a fun story, this is the book for you. Or, like me, if you pine for a time that you never knew, where heroes wore fedora's, had jetpacks, and wielded handguns, The Rocketeer will satisfy to the utmost degree. My only complaint is that there aren't more issues!
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