Animator John Banana has created this charming short animation as an homage to Dave Stevens' jetpack-wielding hero. It's cute stuff, and the only thing it's missing is a CG John Locke as Howard Hughes.
In short, awesome. Filmmaker John Banana made this fan film in honor of the original movie's 20th anniversary and the late, great Dave Stevens. It's really too cute for words. [The Mary Sue]
News broke yesterday that Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer and Bettie Page fan, has died following a long fight with leukemia. Stevens, whose geek credentials include a stint working on Hanna Barbera's Super Friends and Godzilla cartoons in the late '70s, made his name creating The Rocketeer in 1982.