BLAST OFF FOR THRILLING ADVENTURE WITH “ROCKET ROBINSON”
Mummies, Tombs, and Ancient Curses Abound in
Sean O’Neil’s “Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune”
Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring writer and artist Sean O’Neill’s graphic novel adventure for kids, Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune, back into print! Successfully funded as a Kickstarter in 2013, Rocket Robinson is described as Indiana Jones meets Tintin, and offers action-packed historical fiction perfect for middle grade readers.
In 1933, the Egyptian capital of Cairo is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald “Rocket” Robinson, it’s just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. The only son of an American diplomat, Rocket travels from city to city with his monkey Screech, never staying in one place long enough to call it home, but when Rocket finds a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, he stumbles into an adventure more incredible than anything he’s ever dreamt of.
Praise for “Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune”
“Young readers just discovering pulpy adventure stories will be appropriately thrilled.”—Booklist
“An enormously fun read.”—Geek Dad
“[O’Neill] balances a spirited plot filled with danger and humor with sturdy art that captures both the historical real-world setting and range of characters, wrapping it all in a package that offers all-ages entertainment, all the way.”—Publishers Weekly
“If you know a boy who would love Indiana Jones as Tintin in 1933 Cairo, this is the comic for him.”—ComicsWorthReading
“Take a lot of young Indiana Jones, sprinkle in some Tintin, and you’ve got a good idea of what to expect from Rocket Robinson as he sprints through 1930s Cairo in search of hidden treasure.”—Booklist