Geeky Friday: IDW Launching New Rocketeer/G.I. Joe Series in 2013, Tarantino’s “Dogs”/”Pulp” Back in Theaters, Jackson’s “Thriller” Turns 30!

Back in March, GF brought word that IDW Publishing had announced two Dave Stevens’ projects. In July, IDW issued the best of his work in Dave Stevens’ Covers & Stories, which showcased all his non-Rocketeer material. For finhead fans, IDW also had tapped writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee (both huge Rocketeer geeks) for The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom! graphic novel.

Now IDW has announced a brand-new Rocketeer miniseries for 2013! “Beginning in February, fans of Cliff Secord’s aeronautic acrobatics will be treated to The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror,” the publisher said. The book will be written by Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (Thor, Popeye, Snarked!) and illustrated by Eisner nominee J. Bone (Batman/The Spirit) with none other than Walter Simonson producing the cover—that don’t suck!

For fans of military-based comics, IDW also is reviving its G.I. Joe series in the new year. The line will launch in February with G.I. Joe #1 written by Fred Van Lente with art by Steve Kurth.

Tarantino Twosome
Quentin Tarantino fans awaiting the December 25 release of his spaghetti western Django Unchained are getting an early holiday gift with the theatrical rerelease of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, which hit screens around the country on December 4/ 6, respectively. The films, alas, won’t be playing in every city, so check local newspapers to see if they’re available in your area.

That’s it for this week. Before we go, big Geeky Friday birthday wishes to Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain. James Baldwin died in France at the age of 63 on this day in 1987, and 30 years ago today, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released (man do I feel old!).

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Get your geek on, baby!

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