Rocketeer Comic Puzzle

by The Rocketeer Trust

To help celebrate The Rocketeer's 40th Anniversary and first museum exhibit (showing at the Comic-Con Museum in San Diego from March 9th through July 31st), please join the estate of Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer, in honoring his legacy by supporting this project.

Zoop is proud to team up with The Rocketeer Trust to present THE FIRST ROCKETEER PUZZLE EVER OFFERED IN THE U.S.!

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$30

Puzzle

43 claimed

500-pieces, 75x 50cm, or approx. 20" x 30". Pieces come in a mesh bag enclosed in a deluxe custom box with a magnetic closure. Scroll down for pictures.

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$25

Bullseye Art Print

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Giant 16 x 24 screenprint of the iconic "Bullseye" art. Scroll down to ART PRINTS section to see in greater detail.

$25

Cliff's New York Adventures Art Print

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Giant 16 x 24 screenprint of "Cliff's New York Adventures" art. Scroll down to ART PRINTS section to see in greater detail.

$25

Bullseye T-Shirt

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Exclusive to this Zoop campaign! Cotton tee featuring the iconic "Bullseye" art, available in Unisex Small through 4X. Please note - you can pick your size anytime via email with hello@wearezoop.com.

$75

Bullseye Bundle

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Get everything! The puzzle, the art print and the t-shirt at a special bundled price

$47

Print & T-Shirt Bundle

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Bundled per special request! Get the art print and the t-shirt at a special bundled price

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Tip Jar

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Here's your chance to tip your waiter at the Bulldog Cafe. You can leave a dollar or you can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

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Custom Retailer Bundle #1

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Retailer Bundle

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BRC Retailer Bundle

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SDCC Museum Retailer Bundle

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The Puzzle

The iconic Rocketeer  "Bullseye" art was created by Dave Stevens in 1982. It was featured on the back cover of the Rocketeer comic book's first issue. This Rocketeer puzzle features the amazing talent of award-winning colorist Laura Martin and is a Zoop exclusive. It's a high-quality item featuring 500 generously-sized and easy-to-handle pieces printed on extra-thick and sturdy paper stock with a high-gloss finish that won't easily bend. The pieces come in a mesh bag enclosed in a sturdy deluxe custom box with a magnetic closure. The puzzle measures 75x 50cm, or approx. 20" x 30", when completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer says "I am in the process of putting together my sample puzzle. What I didn’t anticipate, and quite frankly, surprised me, was how intimate a look I got into Dave’s creative process and the detail involved in this piece. One little puzzle piece had a loop on it. I never noticed that the Mauser handle had a loop at the bottom of it. Dave used a lot of criss-crosses for shadowing on the jacket. And he used quite a bit of Zip-a-tone for the shadowing of the Griffith Observatory Art Deco architecture. This puzzle being so large in scale makes all of these minute details come to life in contrast to a smaller-scale comic book. I already knew that Dave was a master at his craft, but this gives me a greater appreciation for sure."

Art Prints

 

T-Shirt

Jennifer says "The Rocketeer 'Bullseye' t-shirt hasn't been made since the 1980s. It's past time for a new one!"

About

The Rocketeer’s creator Dave Stevens has influenced a generation of artists, and now fans can experience the character in this new puzzle format. Jennifer Stevens-Bawcum, the sister of Dave Stevens and the trustee of the Rocketeer Trust, states "having waited a long time to see a Rocketeer puzzle come to fruition, the "Bullseye" art was an easy pick for the first one! The people at Zoop have been a pleasure to work with and they have outdone themselves in finding a quality puzzle company to fulfill this campaign!" We're beyond thrilled to work with Jennifer to honor the art and iconic character from Dave Stevens.
 
Here are two pictures that Jennifer is generously sharing, which reinforce her writings about the nature of her relationship with her big brother. She says "one is of us after Halloween; I'd gotten some wax horse teeth that he just had to play with. The other pic of Dave and I was taken less than a year before his death. He was still being a kid. I think this captures our essence."

 

Timeline

The puzzle, art prints and t-shirts are all waiting to be manufactured, so no need to fret about anything being completed on schedule.
 
After a successful campaign, production and shipping should take around three months, so delivery of rewards is expected to be done sometime Summer 2022. Still, the pandemic has shown that certain conditions are simply out of anybody’s hands. However, Zoop will always be here to communicate with supporters should any delays occur, if there’s confusion about delivery, or if any other concerns pop up.

updates

2022-08-12 17:32:12

Fulfillment!

Zoop

Hi All,

The puzzles have arrived to our fulfillment center in Maryland!  Once they sort all the orders, between the puzzles, prints, and t-shirts, they'll start sending out pacakges within the next week or two.  Tracking numbers will be supplied to all backers, so please check your mail, AND spam boxes, just in case!

I think we're also waiting for some final t-shirt sizes from some backers, so if you see an e-mail from Zoop, or The Rocketeer Trust, please provide the information being asked for to ensure you get what you ordered!  

Almost there everyone!  Thank you again for your support!

2022-06-06 20:25:47

On schedule

Zoop

Just a quick pop-in to let you all know that all items are being printed/manufactured as we speak, and we anticipate a July/Aug. delivery date.

2022-04-29 23:20:04

Great Campaign!

Zoop

Thank you everyone who came out to support this project in the final days. We got over the $10k mark and then some!
 
As far as the next steps, credit cards will be charged and any special cases will be addressed, and then the manufacturing will begin! We'll keep you posted on how it's all coming together, and then when we'll be sending out everyone's packages, most likely late summer '22. Of course, with the unpredictability of the supply chain & shipping lately, this could always change, but we'll let you know if any delays occur.
 
Thanks again everyone -- excited to get this puzzle (and other items) in your hands!

2022-04-07 18:55:31

So what was the WonderCon giveaway?

Zoop

2 lucky attendees who supported the Rocketeer campaign won the drawing for 2 beautiful Mondo prints right after the panel!

 

2022-04-01 00:29:51

Special WonderCon Promotion!

Zoop

Special Announcement!

For everyone attending WonderCon, if you show up at the Zoop crowdfunding panel featuring Jennifer from the Rocketeer Trust this Saturday at 3:30pm in Room 208, you might have a chance to win a very special prize. What is it? You gotta show up to find out...

 

2022-03-29 06:28:11

Blast Off!

Zoop

Wow! Over 50% funded on Day 1! Thank you to all of the fans who have turned up so far. We're so happy to be part of the anniversary celebration for such a beloved property as The Rocketeer. Such a rich history and classy people involved -- we're just trying to uphold the standards with the best looking campaign and products possible!

 

Please help spread the word so we can get to the funding goal quickly. Then we could start revealing a stretch goal or two!

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Since we have an a la carte rewards system, shipping rates will vary from supporter to supporter. We use a weight-based calculation system in your checkout cart, though, so, after you enter your country, you'll be able to see it calculated in real time with each item you add.

 

 

If I purchase rewards and then want to make changes to that purchase later on in the campaign, what is the process?

If you want to make changes, you should first cancel your original order and then start over with a new one. If you don't do that and simply process an additional order, the way our system is currently set up you may end up being overcharged for shipping -- which we could remedy for you, but it just takes that extra step of catching it and crediting you back the extra shipping, so please try the prior way first.

 

 

Will there be a post-campaign period where you can make changes and get add-ons through a 'pledge manager'?

No - this is it! We're essentially your in-campaign pledge manager. If you are interested in supporting these creators, this is the time to do it!  And it's the exact reason we allow you to purchase as many rewards as you want during the campaign!

 

 

What's the idea behind the Rewards and Add-Ons? Can I get both?

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Can I get more than 1 item?

YES!  We encourage you to get more than 1 item! That could be multiple copies of the same reward, or you can mix and match rewards! There is no limit, unless otherwise stated in the reward description.