Retro 51 x Okkto - The Rocketeer Synopsis / Background
Brought to life in 1982 by writer / artist Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer is an exciting and beautifully illustrated homage to the Saturday matinee serial heroes from the 1930s through the 1950s. In 1938 Los Angeles, Cliff Secord, a local racing pilot and barnstormer, discovers a rocket pack hidden by two gangsters fleeing the police. When he decides to take it for a spin, his life is turned upside down – in more ways than one! Cliff's pulpy adventures are set in Los Angeles and New York, and Stevens gave them a
retro, nostalgic feel influenced by the King of the Rocket Men and Commando Cody movie serials, as well as pinup diva Bettie Page.
The Blind Bulldog – Comic book and aviation fans alike will fall in love with this Big Shot rollerball pen depicting Cliff Secord’s infamous “Blind Bulldog” stunt plane! Flying straight off of the pages, this striking yellow and black design features comic-accurate markings and a propellers top disc. In a departure from Retro 51’s other airplane pens, the engine faces the opposite direction to better resemble the Blind Bulldog’s iconic snub-nosed design. Limited Edition of 800. Each pen is numbered on the top ring and comes packaged in a custom black tube with gold foil stamped art!
- 5" long
- Acid-etched + Printed barrel
- Top disc - Airplane Propellers
- Limited Edition of 800 - engraved on top ring
- Gold foil custom tube packaging
- Fine point rollerball writes like a dream
- Knurled twist top
- Flexible clip
- Refill your pen with Tornado rollerball refills