The Rocketeer comic book cover

Rocketeer cover by James White

Proud to release my first official comic book cover, a variant design for The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #1 coming out next month. This alternate cover will be fairly scarce, only available in select shops in North America. The cover was commissioned by Cal Johnston, owner of the best comic shop in the world, Strange Adventures and printed by the nice people at IDW Publishing. Written by Roger Langridge and drawn by the awesome J. Bone.

What’s even more exciting is the screen-printed poster edition in the works.

A huge honour to pay tribute to Dave Stevens’ creation, man. We will know more details on availability when the release date draws closer, so if you’re interested in tracking one down drop a comment here or follow me on Twitter for updates.







20 responses to “The Rocketeer comic book cover”

  1. Dave Will Avatar

    Seriously cool James, congrats

  2. Jason Avatar

    Beautiful work James. What a great start to 2013, you gotta be very proud of this one!

    Gotta get me a copy of that comic!

  3. Tizz Avatar

    Ahh man, now that brings back memories. Always remember that film and having reacuring dreams now and then (even to this day) of owning/inventing some sort of jetpack/hoverboard … would make the comute to the studio so much easier!

  4. Matthew Marshall Avatar

    Still rockin’ Intro like a boss!

    Really slick work.

  5. Simon H. Avatar

    Boom! Congrats sir.

  6. mattkoyak Avatar

    OMG I totally need 2!!! Brilliant piece!

  7. Doug Vander Meulen Avatar

    Love this! The Rocketeer is an awesome comic. And don’t listen to Invisible Creature, totally appropriate use of Cyclone.

  8. Andy Fox Avatar

    Spectacular work Mr James. Brilliant stuff.

  9. Jen K Avatar

    Very very cool! Congrats!

  10. Joseph Cotten Avatar

    Love it! So classic yet totally you. Congrats!

  11. Jonathan Avatar


  12. Kyle Ische Avatar

    Wow James very cool!
    even if it was before my time ;)
    would love to have 1 just to have something of yours on my wall ;)

  13. Carlos Avatar

    It’s nice to see a Designer’s take on a Comic Book Cover. Congrats!

  14. Kiren Avatar

    Such a slick design, congrats man!

  15. James Avatar

    Thanks for the kind words, gang. Had a great time working on this, probably my favorite comic character to draw. Couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity for a first cover.

  16. Bendakk Avatar

    Man, so amazing! This would make a great smartphone wallpaper without the type on it as well.

  17. John Avatar

    Awesomely beautiful artwork. One of my favourite heroes growing up.

  18. Pathshaper Avatar

    I was wondering how long it’d be before you started getting tapped for this kind of work, congrats and well done.

  19. Aniello Del Sorbo Avatar
    Aniello Del Sorbo

    Beautiful! Will I be able to grab a copy of this even if I live in the Uk??

  20. Nick Avatar

    I must get copies of your variant covers for my wife, she is a serious Rocketeer fan.

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