The Rocketeer At War #1

The Rocketeer At War #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Dave Bullock Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Europe, 1942-the world is at war! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord. Secord, also known as The Rocketeer, has been thrust full throttle into the heat of battle, and-with or without his jet pack-he will depend on his wits and daring if he is to survive!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Dec 22, 2015

    This is one of the few action hero comic books on the market today that is appropriate for all ages.As an added bonus, there is also a pull-out poster and part one of a prose Rocketeer story. Overall,this comic is a great value andreaders will discover a Rocketeer story true to Stevens' vision with both top-notch writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Dec 24, 2015

    Even with the small points of contention, I really enjoyed this issue, and would strongly encourage you to pick it up. Even if not a Rocketeer fan, this is just like a great Cap story, or, a great war story, with this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    Rocketeer at War thrusts Cliff directly into the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers, but as a humble mechanic rather than a high-flying hero. That, plus the addition of some new players in his life, give this series a fresh and exciting new status quo to work with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Dec 31, 2015

    The backup story is “The Rivet Gang, Part 1” The story starts out with Cliff and Betty having fun at a party. Something is stolen and the Rocketeer goes into action. The story is told all through writing no art. It is a thrilling start here and will be continued next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Dec 23, 2015

    In addition to the main story, there is a small back up story as well as a text piece, that adds some context to proceedings, giving a whopping number of pages for just $3.99, which in my mind is great value. Take note DC with your up and coming higher priced #50's hitting stores in a couple of months. If like me you have a fondness for the old serials or the movie, I'm sure you would enjoy this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Dec 23, 2015

    Overall, this is worth a read if youre looking for some light fluff. The series is off to a solid enough start to keep me interested, and while its not spectacular just yet, it might be in future. Definitely worth a read, although not essential unless youre already a fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Dec 23, 2015

    The Rocketeer at War #1 introduces us to the characters, world, and the overall plot the story looks to take. However, many of the characters are not given enough time for us to really get to know them, let alone connect with them. This is because the story is very disjointed, jumping from scene to scene. However, Guggenheim and Bullock do a good job of characterizing the protagonist. I also enjoyed the book's optimistic tone aided by Bullock's depiction and attitude of the characters. If you are looking for a straight-forward, good vs evil World War II story, this book aims to deliver. Read Full Review

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