Sunday, September 11, 2016

Episode 25 : The Movie Review Plus Suicide Squad 17 and Checkmate 4!

Welcome back once again, Squadmates!

I bring to you our amazing... Episode 25 : The Movie Review Plus Suicide Squad 17 and Checkmate 4!

A little delayed due to sickness and home life, but we're back...  the 25th episode of Task Force X.

First up we review the Suicide Squad movie.... Did I like it?  Did I hate it?  Listen and find out!

Then at about an hour and a half in, we look at the 17th issue of Suicide Squad....

Suicide Squad issue 17.  The return of the Jihad!

Suicide Squad #17
Title: "Battleground Manhattan"
Cover Date: September 1988
On Sale Date: June 7, 1988

Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger
Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Robert Lewis
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Penciller: Joe J. Brozowski
Inker: Karl Kesel

Then at about the two hour mark, I look at Checkmate 4 (with two stories this month).

Checkmate #4
Cover Date: July 1988
On Sale Date: March 15, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "One Knight in Venice..."
Pages: 16

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Thomas J. Ziuko

Title: "Moves"
Pages: 8

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Thomas J. Ziuko

Cover Credits
Artist: Gil Kane

Finally I wrap things up with Suicide Notes.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Task Force X.

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Other news for the Headcast family...

As usual, The Headcast Network is where you can find all of my podcasts under one feed.

Over on The Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour, where I'll be talking about the Will Payton Starman and Mark Shaw Manhunter comics.  Currently I'm only looking at the Manhunter comics,as Invasion! is coming.

Then, look for G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast the first week of the month, where we look at G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue 13 and the first episode of the regular series.

The following week, look for Head Speaks episode 26, where I'll be talking about The Killing Joke animated movie and The Sword of the Atom issue 3.... 

Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.

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