Wednesday, November 10, 2010
THINGS TO JUMP UP AND DOWN ABOUT: Dave Stevens' 'Rocketeer/Superman: 1938'
Revealed today on CBR's POP!, Stevens' Rocketeer / Superman: 1938 miniseries is still out there - practically all ready to soar.
Stevens' own plot and scripts for the first two issues are complete, as is the plot for the final issue itself. Basically, the rundown is this; Meeting during the hysteria caused by Orson Welles' infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast, the two heroes team-up to stop the Bix Bentley gang, before they can implement the notorious plans they have in mind for a kidnapped prototype robot. Good, classic stuff.
Originally nixed over revisions DC wanted to the plot (the publisher at the time not so hooked on the idea of using 1930's Superman), now present for a switched on DC and/or IDW, the closest thing to a 'just add water' hit in modern comics.
Script snippets are also up at Pop!, so be sure to scoop them up when you get a chance. My favourite line, after Clark Kent defends his costume with the fact his mother made it, Cliff Secord counters with; "Okay. But that doesn't mean you outta be wearin' it out in public! C'mon, Cal -- you're a grown man, and look at yourself!"