It should come as no surprise to anyone anywhere that The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #2 is a great comic book. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee work so well together that it feels like it’d be impossible for them to churn out a bad book. This book has it all: fun, excitement, dinosaurs (seriously) and plenty of jetpack action. If we had more comics like The Rocketeer, the world would be a better place.
Waid ramps things up this issue. The story is pure pulp fun and features the craziest, most hilariously insane evil plan of all time. Seriously, the villain of this book has a plan beyond madness. It makes absolutely no sense in the best possible way. I laughed for five minutes after I read it, put the book down and came back later and laughed again. It’s amazing, folks. This book is so damn fun it makes me want to cry. I love, love, love it.
Samnee is great, as usual. His style goes with this book like peanut butter goes with jelly. Hopefully, the villain’s master plan goes into full effect, because I can’t wait to see it. Surely it can’t work? It has to fail. Either way, Samnee drawing it means it’ll look great. The Rocketeer hasn’t looked this good since his original outing with Dave Stevens at the helm. That is, quite possibly, the highest praise I can give a comic book artist. It’s worth mentioning that Jordie Bellaire’s color work really looks brilliant as well. This book is the complete package. It’s got it all.
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