Monday, September 17, 2018

Episode 39: The Janus Directive Parts 3 and 4

Hey Squadmates.  Here we go...  I proudly present to you: Episode 39: The Janus Directive Parts 3 and 4

As per the episode name, we are continuing our look at... The Janus Directive.

First up, is Checkmate 16!
Checkmate 16
Checkmate #16
Cover Date: May 1989
On Sale Date: March 28, 1989
Cover Price: $1.50

Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Shadow Knights"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Rick Hoberg
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Gil Kane

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive TPB (2016)


Then at 30 minutes in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad 28 - Part 4
Suicide Squad #28
Cover Date: 1989
On Sale Date: April 4, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger
 
Title: "Death Game"

Writer: Kim Yale
Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: John K. Snyder III
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Artist: Karl Kesel

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive TPB (2016)

Listen in as we discuss these two issues of the great Janus Directive crossover.

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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming next month.... The next part of The Janus Directive.  Checkmate 17 and Manhunter 14.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Episode 38: The Janus Directive Parts 1 and 2

Hey Squadmates.  We're back with Episode 38: The Janus Directive Parts 1 and 2


This month we start our look at the crossover, The Janus Directive.

First up, is Checkmate!
Checkmate 15 - Janus Directive 1


Checkmate #15
Cover Date: May 1989
On Sale Date: March 14, 1989
Cover Price: $1.50
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Knight Kill"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive TPB (2016)
Cover Credits
Artist: Gil Kane

And to hear me talk about this issue with the group over at Longbox Crusade, check out Episode 14 which was released Feb 22 2018.

Then at 29 minutes and 50 seconds in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad 27
Cover Date: 1989
On Sale Date: March 21, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Scattermove"

Writer: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: John K. Snyder III
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Artist: Karl Kesel
Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive TPB (2016)


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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming next month.... The next part of The Janus Directive.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Episode 37: The Exorcist and the Squad.

Hey Squadmates.  We're back with Episode 37: The Exorcist and the Squad.

Before we get to the Suicide Squad, Amanda visits the Justice League....


Justice League America #27
Cover Date: June 1989
On Sale Date: April 11, 1989
Cover Price: $0.75

Title: "Mindsnap"

Penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: J. Mark DeMatteis
Penciller: Ty Templeton
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Editor: Andrew Helfer

Reprinted In:
Justice League International Vol. 4 HC (2009)
Justice League International Vol. 4 TPB (2010)

Cover Credits
Penciller: Ty Templeton
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

And during the podcast, I talk about the Exorcist movie poster...

See?  Very nice homage there....
Man.. that JLA cover is nice....

Anyways... moving on....

Then at about 41 minutes in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad #26
Cover Date: April 1989
On Sale Date: March 7, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Stone Cold Dead"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:The Janus Directive TPB (2016)

Cover Credits
Artist: Karl Kesel


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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming next month.... The Janus Directive.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Episode 36: BlackThorn and The Trial concludes!

Hey Squadmates.  Here we go with Episode 36: BlackThorn and The Trial concludes!

First up we get a look at Black Thorn:

Checkmate 14: BLACKTHORN!

Checkmate 14
Cover Date: April 1989
On Sale Date: February 14, 1989
Cover Price: $1.50
Page Count: 32
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Cover Credits
Artist: Art Thibert


This issue has several creative teams contributing to one over all story:
Story 1 Title: "Neighborhood Watch"
Pages: 8

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Tod Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Story 2
Title: "Knight of the Living Dead"
Pages: 9

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Paris Cullins
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Story 3  Title: "Hot Property"
Pages: 7

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Blackthorn is robbed and has to retrieve something precious to her.

Then at 33 minutes in, we get a double Character Profile (yes, it's back for now).  We look at the newest Squad couple, Punch and Jewelee.


Then at about 40 minutes in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad 25
Suicide Squad 25
Cover Date: March 1989
On Sale Date: February 7, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Sea of Troubles"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:Rogues TPB (2016)

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Waiting For Doom: This is where Paul Hix and Mark Garvey (both previous guests) sit around waiting for... DOOM (The Doom Patrol, not the Doctor).

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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming soon.... The Janus Directive.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Episode 35: A Knight In the Tropics and The Squad on Trial

We're back, on time, with a regular episode...  Episode 35: A Knight In the Tropics and The Squad on Trial

First up we look at:
Checkmate 13.... fun in the sun...  or not.

Checkmate #13
Cover Date: March 1989
On Sale Date: January 17, 1989
Cover Price: $1.50

Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "A Knight in the Tropics"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Penciller: Rick Hoberg
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Art Thibert

Stein takes his boys on a Caribbean vacation.... What could go wrong?

Then at about 30 minutes in, we take a look at....

Comic Title: Suicide Squad #24
Cover Date: February 1989
On Sale Date: January 10, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Slings and Arrows"

Writer: John Ostrander& Kim Yale
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

 Cover Credits
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:Rogues TPB (2016)

Synopsis: from Mikes
Following the public exposure of the Suicide Squad's activities, Amanda Waller is called to testify before a senate committee led by Warren Eden. To ensure, that the individual Squad members are unavailable to give testimony, Waller sends the team on a mission to East Africa to rescue Sister Agnes Martinon. Nemesis quits the group rather than comply with Waller's orders. Simon LaGrieve also tenders his resignation.
The Bronze Tiger leads the Squad to Africa where they locate the rebel camp where Martinon is believed to be held. They arrive too late as troops from the African nation's current government has already attacked the camp. They have taken Martinon and they have no intentions of setting her free.

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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming soon.... The Janus Directive.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Episode 34: Elections and Invasions!

Squadmates, not only was I a couple of days late with the episode, but I forgot to post the show notes page...  Very sorry about that.. but here it is...  Episode 34: Elections and Invasions! 

This month, we get a double dose of Suicide Squad....


Suicide Squad 22

Comic Title: Suicide Squad #22
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: November 1, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Final Round"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel

As I talk about in the episode, if memory serves correctly, this is the first issue of Suicide Squad I picked up off the stand.

Special times..
Anywho....

Synopsis from Mikes Amazing world of comics:

Amanda Waller sends the Suicide Squad to Washington to stop Rick Flag from killing Tolliver and Senator Cray by any means necessary. They arrive too late to prevent the murder of Tolliver. The group splits up to search the city for Flag. Deadshot finds him at the Lincoln Memorial with Cray in his sites. Deadshot prevents Flag from killing Cray by shooting the Senator himself. When the police arrive moments later they open fire on Deadshot. He is hit multiple times, but he survives. Flag disappears, and despite his efforts the story of the Suicide Squad is publicly exposed.

Then at about 36 minutes in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad 23
Comic Title: Suicide Squad #23
Cover Date: January 1989
On Sale Date: December 6, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Weird War Tales"

Writer: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Cover Credits
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel

Synopsis: from Mikes
John Economos meets with the Bronze Tiger to discuss his recent mission to Russia during the alien invasion. He, Vixen, and the Duchess battled the Thanagarians and Okaarans alongside the Rocket Red Brigade. The New Guardians and Soyuz were also involved in the battle.

Nemesis pays a visit to Nightshade. He tells her about his mission to Australia to battle the Khunds. On the return trip Captain Boomerang was thrown off a boat by several Australians. He is considered an embarrassment in his homeland.

Elsewhere in Belle Reve, Simon LaGrieve and Marnie Herrs evaluate potential candidates for the team. Marnie announces that she is quitting. Flo receives a mysterious communication from someone named Oracle. Nemesis becomes the latest victim of a pie in the face just after seeing a mysterious black light flash in the sky.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Episode 33: Invasion Hits Checkmate!

Squadmates,we're back for a second month in a row with Episode 33: Invasion Hits Checkmate!  We're almost a week late, but we're here.

Funny story about that.  I spent the past week trying to find time to finish recording this episode.  I had to finish up my thoughts on issue 12 and do my end closing.  This past Sunday, the wife and kids went to church, so I had an hour or so to myself.  I thought, I'll get Task Force X done.... pulled it up, and low and behold, looks like I had already finished recording... just had to throw commercials in... Well, son of a gun... So long story long, here is Episode 33.

On this episode, first up, I look at:

Checkmate 11

Checkmate #11
Cover Date: Holiday 1988
On Sale Date: October 11, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "God Save the Queen"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Gil Kane

Synopsis from Mikes Amazing world of comics:
Following the alien invasion of Earth, a group of terrorists takes over the House of Parliament in England. Checkmate Knight Lionel Hawkins responds to the threat. He defeats the gunmen who, although human, have aligned themselves with the aliens. The group's leadership remains at large and is planning to assassinate the queen. Checkmate tracks the group and captures most of them. Only four men escape. When they stage their attack at the estate of Lord Benchly, the Knight thwarts their attack. He is nearly killed by the leader of the terrorists, but Scott Jameson shoots the gunmen before he can execute Hawkins.

Then at about 30 minutes in, we take a look at....
Checkmate 12


Checkmate #12
Cover Date: February 1989
On Sale Date: December 13, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25

Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Knight Launch"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Art Thibert

Synopsis (from Mike's Amazing World of Comics):
During the alien invasion of Earth, Cape Canaveral was attacked. The damage set back the American space program. One shuttle, the Atlantis commanded by Colonel Ben Rogers, survived the attack. An urgent mission is put together for the shuttle team to launch a tri-sat defense satellite. However, a series of technology thefts lead Checkmate to believe that someone inside the space program is trying to sabotage the mission.
Knight Connie Webb joins the shuttle crew. She uncovers flight engineer Dick Guilardi, who has taken navigation technology intended for a planned Mars mission. He dies before he can reveal his plan or his accomplices.

When the mission gets underway, Colonel Rogers reveals himself as another traitor. He tries to guide the shuttle toward the alien fleet in orbit. He hopes to gain interstellar technology from the aliens. However, before they can reach the fleet, it leaves orbit following the alien defeat by Earth's heroes. Webb takes down Rogers and completes the mission to launch the satellite.
Before they return to Earth, the remaining crew witnesses a small alien ship fire a device toward Earth which detonates in an explosion of black light.

Something new I'm doing, I'm going to start listing the commercials I play this episode.
This time out I play:



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The following week, look for Head Speaks,where In February, I've started my multi-episode look at Armageddon 2001 where I have guests from the internet and podcasting world join me every episode.

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

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Episode 32: Checkmate 10 and Suicide Squad 21

Again, Squadmates, I welcome you back to our newest episode!  After a lengthy hiatus (which I apologize for) I present to you Episode 32: Checkmate 10 and Suicide Squad 21

On this episode, first up, I look at:

Checkmate 10
Checkmate 10
 
Cover Date: Winter 1988
On Sale Date: September 13, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25

Title: "Funny Money Part 2"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: John Statema
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Helen Vesik
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Editor: Jonathan Peterson


Synopsis from Mikes Amazing world of comics:
Claymore, a member of a gang of counterfeiters, has tracked a Checkmate knight back to Koning Industries. To gather more information, Claymore kidnaps pawn Rene Rockwell when she is leaving the facility. He tortures and kills her for information.

Claymore then leads a strike against Checkmate headquarters. He holds Harvey Bullock at gunpoint and demands that the masked man be brought out. Gary Washington fights him and rescues Bullock.

Meanwhile, knight Roger Dayton has infiltrated the gang of counterfeiters. He is able to recover stolen printing plates, take possession of the counterfeit currency, and capture the gang.


Then at 30 minutes in, we take a look at....
Suicide Squad 21


Suicide Squad 21
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: October 4, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Rogues"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel

Notes:
Contains Bonus Book #10

Synopsis:
Amanda Waller meets with Tolliver. She blackmails him into ending his threats to expose the Suicide Squad. She then returns to Belle Reve where June Moone shoots Eve Eden. Eve survives, but just before she enters surgery, she tells Waller that Rick Flag has left on a personal mission. The mission takes Flag to Washington where he confronts and murders Tolliver.

Bonus Book #10
Title: "Deadly Perspective"
Pages: 14

Writer: Larry Ganem
Penciller: Peter Krause
Inker: Frederik Butler
Letterer: Helen Vesik
Colorist: Matt Webb

Synopsis:
The Bronze Tiger is sent to stop a hired assassin named Neiko from killed a political leader. He studies his opponent and fights off an attack by two killers Neiko sent to test him. Eventually, the Bronze Tiger and Neiko face one another face-to-face. Ben wins the fight and demands that Neiko break his contract. Neiko agrees, but he promises to take his revenge at some time in the future.

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The following week, look for Head Speaks,where In February, I've started my multi-episode look at Armageddon 2001 where I have guests from the internet and podcasting world join me every episode.

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

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