The Rocketeer (1991) Movie poster and comic book cover compared.

The Rocketeer

Joe Johnston, 1991

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The Rocketeer
Peter David, 1991

NOVELIZATION

The Rocketeer is a movie novelization created by Peter David in 1991 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Joe Johnston in 1991. The movie features Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Terry O’Quinn, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the comic book”

But the comic book is worth reading.

The Movie is based on

Comic Book cover
The Rocketeer (1982)
Comic Book by Dave Stevens

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RATING

6.5

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)

7.1

/ 10

Comic Book Cover: The Rocketeer (Peter David, 1991)

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Storyline

In 1938 Los Angeles, two gangsters in Eddie Valentine’s gang steal a rocket pack from Howard Hughes. During their escape from the authorities that ends up on an airfield, one gangster is killed, the getaway driver hides the rocket pack, and stunt pilot Cliff Secord’s Gee Bee racer is destroyed in the resulting auto-airplane accident, crippling his career.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Rocketeer, the 1991 movie by Joe Johnston

Year

1991

Minutes

108

Movie Rate

6.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Rocketeer

Country: USA

Year: 1991

Length: 1h48m

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Cover of The Rocketeer, the 1991 comic book by Peter David

Year

1991

Pages

245

Book Rate

7.10

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

The Rocketeer

Country: USA

First published in: 1991

Length: 245 pages

Genre: Fiction

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Rocketeer, the 1991 movie by Joe Johnston

Movie

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Cover of The Rocketeer, the 1991 comic book by Peter David

Comic Book

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1 VOTES

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Rocketeer, the 1991 movie by Joe Johnston

WATCH

Yes

0

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11% No

8 votes

1 votes

comic book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Rocketeer, the 1991 comic book by Peter David

READ

Yes

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25% No

3 votes

1 votes

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