The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves #1

The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves #1

Illustrated by: David Messina

Written by: Stephen Mooney

Release date: July 12, 2023

IDW Publishing

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

The Rocketeer is grounded! After Cliff and Betty’s adventures in Europe-with Cliff losing the Great Race but saving the day-he and Betty return home with a busted jet pack and a fully repaired relationship! They’re as happy as they’ve ever been…but paradise doesn’t last long! An elite band of Nazis, foiled in the past by their attempts to construct their own jet packs, decide on a new tactic: kidnapping the only person who can enable them to create their very own fleet of Rocketeers…Cliff’s beloved friend and mentor Peevy!
Written by the creator of Rocketeer: The Great Race and Half Past Danger, Stephen Mooney!

Get ready to be transported to a world of thrilling heroics and daring escapades with The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves! Written by the talented Stephen Mooney and brought to life by the incredible artwork of David Messina, this all-ages comic from IDW Publishing is an absolute treat for fans of adventure and classic storytelling.

Here are some reasons why you should dive into the pages of The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves:

A Timeless Hero: The Rocketeer, Cliff, and his partner Betty return home after their escapades in Europe, but their peace is short-lived. Cliff is a hero with a heart of gold, and his courage knows no bounds. Join him as he takes to the skies once again to save the day from an elite band of Nazis with nefarious plans.

Dynamic Duo: Cliff and Betty’s relationship is one for the ages. Their banter, chemistry, and unwavering support for each other make them a joy to follow. The way they navigate challenges together showcases the power of teamwork and friendship, making them characters that readers of all ages can root for.

Breath-Taking Artwork: David Messina’s artwork is a visual feast for the eyes. Each panel is meticulously crafted, with vibrant colors and incredible attention to detail. The illustrations truly bring the story to life, immersing readers in a world of high-flying adventure and retro charm.

Pulse-Pounding Action: From exhilarating jetpack chases to heart-stopping rescues, The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves is packed with adrenaline-pumping action. The fast-paced storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat, turning pages with excitement to see what Cliff will face next.

Nostalgic Vibes: Set in a post-World War II era, this comic captures the nostalgic essence of classic pulp adventures. The story’s homage to the past, combined with the timeless themes of heroism and sacrifice, creates an immersive experience that harkens back to a bygone era.

Empowering Themes: Beneath the thrilling action, The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves explores themes of bravery, loyalty, and standing up against evil. It reminds us that even ordinary people can make a difference, and that true heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves by IDW Publishing is a must-read for fans of the Rocketeer series and lovers of action-packed, character-driven storytelling. With its captivating plot, stunning artwork, and engaging themes, this comic will leave you craving more adventures from Cliff and his friends.

So buckle up, strap on your jetpack, and get ready for a wild ride as The Rocketeer takes you on an unforgettable journey through the skies of heroism and excitement!

The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and can also be placed on your pull list.


The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves - A High-Flying Adventure!

Colors - 6.4
Design - 7.5
Illustration - 9.1
Narrative - 9.2
Subplot - 8.8


The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves is a comic book that fans of the series and action-packed storytelling will love. It has an engaging plot, stunning artwork, and themes that will leave readers wanting more adventures from the protagonist, Cliff. Get ready for a thrilling ride through heroism and excitement.

Genre: Superhero
Series: The Rocketeer in the Den of Thieves | Illustrated by David Messina
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