New Preview And Details For Mark Waid’s Rocketeer/Spirit Crossover “Pulp Friction”


spirit rocketeerIDW made a waves with their announcement earlier this year at WonderCon that Mark Waid and Paul Smith would be teaming up for a huge four-issue miniseries crossing over the worlds of The Rocketeer and The Spirit. The series, entitled Pulp Friction, will mark the first time the two pulp icons have interacted. Waid recently penned Cargo of Doom for the Rocketeer, but this will be the first time he’s gotten to take Will Eisner‘s creation for a spin. The writer recently spoke to Previews World about the upcoming series.

The superstar writer revealed that this story will indeed pick up some of the pieces from Cargo of Doom. We saw a new big villain who stayed mostly in the shadows, but it seems like we’ll be finding out a little more about the mystery man with Pulp Friction:

It does, in fact, play off events in Cargo of Doom as the villain of that piece is joining forces with a classic Spirit villain to cause nationwide trouble and horror, and Spirit and Rocketeer must put their differences aside to fight both menaces.

Waid also touched on how he tries to honor Dave Stevens and Will Eisner by doing the characters justice and bringing their respective families together:

It’s taking the heroes and their supporting casts out for a spin, letting them interact, and working hard to keep their voices and personalities bang-on while at the same time giving each of them a chance to bring out new sides in the others. How one plays in this sandbox, I think, is to be respectful of the characters and get the voices right while telling as thrilling and action-packed an adventure as we can envision. Fingers crossed.

CBR recently rolled out a preview of Paul Smith‘s art for the series. You can check out some of Smith‘s pencils and inks showing how The Rocketeer first runs into The Spirit below. What do you think of the crossover? Are you looking forward to see these two titans of pulp combining forces?


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Source : Previews World