This August, "The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom!" will be available everywhere. Because Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens sadly passed away in 2008, Mark Waid ("Daredevil," "Irredeemable") and Chris Samnee "Thor The Mighty Avenger") have taken up the task to give us Cliff Secord’s latest adventure.
"As someone who bought every Rocketeer comic the day they first came out, this is a dream project for me,” writer Mark Waid. “Dave Stevens created a terrific, iconic hero who beautifully and uniquely spans the gap between the pulp heroes of the 1930s and the comic-book crimebusters of the 1940s. He's got a foot in both those worlds, and he's a ball to write. And working with Chris Samnee was the part of IDW's offer that sealed the deal for me.”
IDW made this announcement at WonderCon, and says that the response has been very positive. Not many details about the new story have been released yet, but apparently a strange tanker with dangerous cargo (cargo of doom, anyone?) will be at L.A. Harbor and Cliff will have to deal with it and everything it entails.