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

The Rocketeer

Joe Johnston, 1991

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The Rocketeer
Dave Stevens, 1982

The Rocketeer is a movie directed by Joe Johnston in 1991 and based on the characters from the comic book of the same name by Dave Stevens, first published in 1982. 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.

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Comic Book cover
The Rocketeer (1991)
Comic Book by Peter David

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RATING

6.5

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)

8

/ 10

Comic Book Cover: The Rocketeer (Dave Stevens, 1982)

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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 1982 comic book by Dave Stevens

Year

1982

Pages

276

Book Rate

8.08

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

The Rocketeer

Country: USA

First published in: 1982

Length: 276 pages

Genre: Fiction

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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 1982 comic book by Dave Stevens

Comic Book

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5 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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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

comic book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Rocketeer, the 1982 comic book by Dave Stevens

READ

Yes

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38% No

8 votes

5 votes

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