The Rocketeer Coloring Book

posted by Jay on December 15, 2011

I know, I know. You're thinking "Dude, you only have like 3 things on your memorabilia page. Why would you post about a dumb coloring book, man".

And to be honest, it wasn't long ago that I felt the same way. I would daily scroll right past their numerous ebay listings, often priced below the 1991 face value. It wasn't until I acquired a large lot of Rocketeer books in an attempt to get artwork for this site that I reluctantly came into possession of one. Little did I know that joy I would find inside.

It starts out the way you'd expect, with several hastily drawn scenes of questionable accuracy and characters looking like they just stepped off the Polar Express.

But the I saw something in the childrens coloring book that made me giggle like a small child singing about how "Batman smells"?

Swah-stickahs*

(*)safe spelling because the rumor is Mr. Google frowns upon this word. SEO, baby.

That's right. Within the pages of this unassuming book your 5 year old could grab their trusty red and black Crayola's and go to town.

  Super Beaker Rocketeer  

I guess it's just another example of how the world has changed in 20 years. Regardless of what Disney decides to do with the Rocketeer franchise it's safe to say this particular book won't be re-printed any time soon.

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A deleted scene, perhaps? The illustrator didn't care for the guy on the right The Happiest Rocketeer - ducks are a nice touch
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Seriously, I'd buy that calendar Sorry, I may have scanned this one in sideways That guy might not live
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I like model airplanes too, but that's flat out stealing Jenny, didn't you see the poster on the wall? Uh oh...
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Rocketeer not to scale Where's my pink crayon? The Germans do have some nice jaw lines
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Oh boy... It happens No love for Peevy

COST

Purchase location: ebay

Price: $0.10