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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Over on The Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour, where I'll be talking about the Will Payton Starman and Mark Shaw Manhunter comics.

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 comic from Marvel.

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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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