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    Dave Stevens - Father of the Rocketeer - has passed away...

    "...received a call from Dave Stevens' mother that Dave passed on yesterday. She said it was a blessing, as Dave had been suffering a lot of pain, due to chemo and had no prospects for it "getting better".


    Stevens' ink work was some of the absolute most elegant and confidently rendered art in the comic's professions. While some artists have to resort to paint, Dave's inked characters seemed to leap off the page at you. That Dave created the Rocketeer - and then populated his world with Betty Page and the creeper, Rondo Hatton - well - for vintage film geeks - his comics allowed characters to give another performance for all of us greedy enough to want them to live on. Dave also was a brilliant master of PIN UP ART. Cheesecake, good girl and bad girl poses that never dived into raunch, but titillated and thrilled.

    In person, Dave was a gas to be around. Talking about movies, pin-ups and specifically one of my favorite subjects... Commander Cody. We've lost a master, too early in his life. Best wishes to his family.
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    Last edited by ALIASd; 03-11-2008, 04:12 PM.
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    I'm shocked to hear this. As a fan of both the Rocketeer and Betty Page, I own a great debt to Mr. Stevens. I even planned a Rocketeer costume for last year that unfortunately fell through.

    RIP Dave Stevens. The Rocketeer will always be to the rescue.

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      OH NO! I'm so sad... his dreams of seeing a Rocketeer sequel never fulfilled. My dream of the same thing might have died with him.

      Rest in peace.


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        This is very sad.

        From all I've read, he was born after his time and now has gone before his time.
        He was an avid connoisseur of all things vintage, from artwork to music, to anything else you could think of.

        He was a missing link to a bygone era and that link is now tragically broken.

        He will be missed.
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          Sorry to see this man go.

          I have quite a fascination with era and the movie. I have quite a bit of memorabilia from this movie.
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            Originally posted by TicTocDragon View Post
            Sorry to see this man go.

            I have quite a fascination with era and the movie. I have quite a bit of memorabilia from this movie.
            Oooh, care to share them in this thread? It'd be a nice way for us to remember him through your stuff. haha


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              Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
              Oooh, care to share them in this thread? It'd be a nice way for us to remember him through your stuff. haha
              I would be glad too, just not tonight. I have be up early. Soon though. Tins, posters pins T-shirts. Love this movie.

              Oh, and Coheteboy, I will show you mine if you show yours. It's only fair.
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                I've always felt the movie was under-rated.

                I was lucky enough to have him sign a movie poster, only to have it destroyed accidentally by one of my family members. Wish I still had it.

                RIP Dave.

                - Anatole

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                  Re: 'The Rocketeer' creator Dave Stevens has died

                  So sad... I always did love the art that he produced. Might not have known him if it wasn't for Disney's help in that little film.

                  Fortunately, there's still plenty of Rocketeer items to be found around the DHS park...
                  -Tim

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                    Such a lovely rememberance from The Beat's Heidi MacDonald:


                    http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/b...ens-1955-2008/
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                        Those pics are RAD!


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                          I took a picture with the walkaround 'Rocketeer' in Tomorrowland too, I hope to find it one day.

                          Dave Stevens, R.I.P.

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                            The Rocketeer was a great creation and a great movie. It's too bad Disney didn't turn into a franchise and made sequels for it, that is, with the ending they gave it. A trilogy would've been great.

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