Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer is IDW's Batman?

As you may know, IDW is launching a new The Rocketeer mini-series boasting superstar creators. Editor Scott Dunbier sat down to dish on the project and indicated the following:

…”The Rocketeer” will be a standard-sized comic with three stories per issue plus pin-ups. “We’re going to start out with a four issue miniseries and then see where we go from there. There’s some pretty decent people who are lending their talents to it so far.”

Those “decent people” include Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Garry Leach, Bruce Timm, Bill Willingham, and more. “Mike Allred is writing and drawing his, Kurt Busiek is writing a story for Michael Kaluta, John Cassaday and Darwyn Cooke are both writing and drawing their stories,” Dunbier said. “There will be some pin-ups by Geoff Darrow, Art Adams, Jeff Campbell, Mike Mignola, a bunch of different guys.”

On the topic of assembling this all-star line up, Dunbier confessed that “Rocketeer” is “one of those books that is not hard to talk people into doing.” “The Rocketeer is one of those characters like Batman – everybody wants to do a Batman story. I would hope that we would be able to come as close as ‘Batman Black and White’ in just doing big stories. Really, ‘Batman Black and White’ is the superhero anthology book to measure others against.”

Source: CBR

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