Brought to life in 1982 by writer / artist Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer is an exciting and beautifully illustrated homage to the Saturday matinee serial heroes from the 1930s through the 1950s. In 1938 Los Angeles, Cliff Secord, a local racing pilot and barnstormer, discovers a rocket pack hidden by two gangsters fleeing the police. When he decides to take it for a spin, his life is turned upside down – in more ways than one! Cliff's pulpy adventures are set in Los Angeles and New York, and Stevens gave them a retro, nostalgic feel influenced by the King of the Rocket Men and Commando Cody movie serials, as well as pinup diva Bettie Page.
Rocket-Pack – Your Rocketeer collection wouldn’t be complete without the rocket-pack! This clever design utilizes the extra girth of the Big Shot rollerball’s body to depict the original rocket in all its purple glory! Complete with acid-etched details, stonewashed pewter accents, and a fiery top disc – this pulpy, comic-accurate representation of the rocket will set your collection ablaze. Limited Edition of 800. Each pen is numbered on the top ring and comes packaged in a custom black tube with gold foil stamped art!