Rocketeer Adventures, Volume 2

Rocketeer Adventures
Rocketeer Adventures

Where the first volume had only the small downside of lack of chronology, volume 2 of the Rocketeer Adventures sadly does not live up to expectations.

There are a few beautifully drawn and strong stories in there, but overall it lacks the beauty and storytelling of the first release.

The lack of chronology has become downright annoying, as now you have short stories that are jumbled over two volumes time-wise, which is just bothersome. And in some cases the art is so subpar that the story can’t make up for it.

All in all, it really feels like they didn’t try to make it as good as the first volume. Frankly, it’s only good for Rocketeer-collecting value, because a great comic-book collection this is not. It’s just more of the same: Cliff Betty’s lives and adventures with the familiar cast of friends and the people they encounter and a variety of, mostly predictable, villains.

You could argue that The Rocketeer is always about these things, tut when it’s done well, it’s awesome. When it’s done like this, you get mediocre comics at best. If it weren’t for the few great stories in this edition, the second part of the Rocketeer Adventures would have been rubbish.

I really hope that part three will be better!

Leave a Reply

Become a patron

Never Was has always been a hobby for us and always will be. But being able to earn some money from it would go a long way to justifying the time we put into creating the magazine, plus it would be enormously motivating to know that people value our work.

All of us are freelancers. The more we can earn from writing for Never Was, the more we can write and the less time we need to spend on other projects.

For as little as $1 per month, you can support our work by becoming a patron.

Become a Patron!