Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Episode 43: The Janus Directive Parts 11 and Epilogue

Welcome back Squadmates.  Here is Episode 43: The Janus Directive Parts 11 and Epilogue

First up this month, we look at Firestorm 87.

Firestorm 87

Firestorm the Nuclear Man #87
Cover Date: July 1989
On Sale Date: May 16, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Dan Raspler

Title: "Freakstorm"
Writer: John Ostrander
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Mandrake

Comments: Pages 1-4 of this story occur between pages 19 and 20 of Suicide Squad #30.

Then at fifteen minutes in, we take a look at....
Captain Atom 30

Captain Atom #30
Cover Date: June 1989
On Sale Date: May 2, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Dennis J. O'Neil

Title: "Troubles in Paradise"

Writer: Cary Bates
Writer: Greg Weisman
Penciller: Rafael Kayanan
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Carrie Spiegle (McCarthy)
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Cover Credits
Artist: Pat Broderick

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

Then finally, at thirty one minutes in to the show, I go back in time and look at The Brave and The Bold 38, to look at a couple of stories featuring the original Suicide Squad.


Writer/Editor: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
10 cents for 25 pages (two stories)
Cover: Oct/Nov 61
On Sale: Aug 29, 61
Story 1: Mater of the Dinosaurs (15 pgs)
Story 2: Menace of the Mirage People (10 pg)

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