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

Contains Bonus Book #10

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

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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