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.
First Flight Artist's Edition – This black & white version of the “First Flight” rollerball pen captures Dave’s original art as seen in the “Artist’s Edition” of the comic! With glossy black accents and a special top disc featuring Dave’s initials, this variant is perfect for the serious comic book fan and collector. Each pen is numbered on the top ring and packaged in a graphic tube featuring a collage of pages straight from the comic book!