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The Rocketeer
Real Name: Cliff Secord
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The Rocketeer was a stunt pilot who discovered a mysterious jet pack that allowed him to fly. The character's adventures were set in 1938 Los Angeles and Stevens gave them a retro, nostalgic feel, influenced by, among other things, Commando Cody movie serials and pinup diva Bettie Page.

Rocketeer stories appeared in short installments from 1982 to 1995, published in Pacific, Eclipse Comics, Comico Comics and Dark Horse Comics. They gained a cult following and critical acclaim despite long stretches between story installments. Walt Disney Pictures released a film version starring Billy Campbell in the title role in 1991.

The Rocketeer (Cliff Secord) is a fictional superhero. Created by writer/illustrator Dave Stevens, he first appeared in a back-up feature of Pacific Comics' Starslayer #2 (1982). The character is a homage to the pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s.

First Appearance: Starslayer (1982) #2

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Issue Appearances:
Al Williamson Archives (2010)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Dave Stevens: Complete Sketches & Studies (2011)
Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition (2010)
Disney Adventures Digest (1990)
Elmer (1990)
Hero Comics (2009)
Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow (2017)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Mercenary: The Freelance Illustration of Dan Brereton (2016)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm (2012)
Pacific Presents (1982)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
Rocketeer Adventures (2012)
Rocketeer: Take Off With the Rocketeer! (1991)
San Diego Comic Con Comics (1992)
Starslayer (1982)
Steve Epting sketchbook (2009)
The Cave Drawings of Budd Root (2008)
The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century (2009)
The Rocketeer (1985)
The Rocketeer (1987)
The Rocketeer 3-D Comic (1991)
The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (1988)
The Rocketeer at War (2015)
The Rocketeer Jetpack Treasury Edition (2011)
The Rocketeer Movie Storybook (1991)
The Rocketeer Special Edition (1984)
The Rocketeer The Official Movie Adaptation (1991)
The Rocketeer: A Big Coloring Book (1991)
The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (2012)
The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror (2013)
The Rocketeer: Hundred Penny Press Edition (2011)
The Rocketeer: Jet-Pack Adventures (2014)
The Rocketeer: The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition (2018)
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (2009)
The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction (2013)
The Vault of Michael Allred (2006)
Titanic Reeks (1986)

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