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Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction!

Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! [Kindle Edition]

Mark Waid , Paul Smith , Loston Wallace , J Bone

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After a Central City Alderman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles, commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt (AKA The Spirit), and Dolan's daughter Ellen, trek out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty… who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politician's body. As the unlikely duo dive into the mystery, a deeper one unfolds—one that is masterminded by two of our heroes' arch-villains! Hold on tight for a rocket-propelled double-dose of danger!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 37792 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (14 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH20PK2
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #262,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 of the most popular characters in the graphic medium join forces! 3 May 2014
By GSD - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens and The Spirit by Will Eisner are two of comicdom's most beloved characters. They are a perfect match because their respective worlds compliment each other so well. The plot is interesting and seems like something Eisner himself would have written in an early Spirit story to have the Spirit travel. A city councilman for Central City has been murdered in Los Angeles, so Commissioner Dolan, his daughter Ellen and Denny Colt (The Spirit) travel there to investigate. Of course, The Rocketeer and his supporting cast show up and adventure ensues. At first, they don't like each other, but eventually the two heroes have to team up to win the day. Betty, Cliff's girlfriend, seems pretty taken with The Spirit and Ellen is her usual investigative self. Like most modern comics, this story seems best when read as a whole as opposed to issue by issue. It was nice to see The Octopus show up in this one as he is the arch-nemesis of The Spirit. In fact, the villainy in this story almost seems more important than the crossover itself.

Waid has written a pretty interesting, slightly cliched slice of pulp fiction, here. The art is varied and by the end of the story rather daunting to get through. However, all in all, this is worth of both Will Eisner and Dave Stevens. If you like pulp characters, golden age flavor or just the time period in your comics, pick this up. Good job, Mark Waid and Co.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There are much better comics featuring these 2 characters alone. It's too bad this team up was a let down. 16 May 2014
By W. McCoy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
'The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction' is a crossover between two pulp style properties. What happens when these two loners and egos meet? Will they clash or work together.

When a body shows up in California that the Spirit knows about, he packs up his entourage to investigate. Before long, he is in conflict with The Rocketeer, and neither of these guys likes the other one. Complicating things is The Rocketeer's girl Betty flirting with The Spirit. The mystery sometimes takes a backseat to the cracking wise and the flirting. It has to do with a recent invention that will soon be in every home, and the two bad guys who want to use it for something evil.

The writing isn't bad, but I was hoping for a little more noir and mystery and less of the lighter stuff. The book collects 4 issues and in the last 2, the art takes a serious downturn. It never tries to compete with the work of Will Eisner and Dave Stevens, but maybe that's part of the problem. Especially with other books out with these characters that have better art.

I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!!!!!!!!!!!1 6 Oct 2014
By Robert Korbelic - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have all the Rocketeer books and have enjoyed every one of them, good art & good story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Dec 2014
By DOUGLASG SMITH - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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