Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Episode 51: Peacemaker & Female Furies

Welcome back Squadmates.  Here is Episode 51: Peacemaker & Female Furies

Welcome back.  This month, let's welcome Tim Price to the HeadCast Network Studios.

This time we start out with Checkmate 23
Checkmate 23

Checkmate #23

Cover Date: December 1989
On Sale Date: October 31, 1989 

Cover Price: $1.50

Title: "Peaceful Knights"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Cover Credits Artist: Steve Erwin

Synopsis: (All of this information is from Mike’s Amazing World of Comics)

Several scientific leaders in their fields of study have met recent death by the hands of an assassin. Peacemaker searches for the killer by attacking underworld informants around Europe. One of the next targets of the assassin is Braddock, a scientist working for Checkmate, who is currently examining the remains of Bishop's armor. Elsewhere, Harvey Bullock continues to bring Black Thorn into Checkmate.

Then at 51 minutes in, I have a Character Profile where I look at Valentina Vostock.  

Finally at 56 minutes in, we look at Suicide Squad 35

Suicide Squad #35

Cover Date: 1989
On Sale Date: October 3, 1989 

Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "That Hideous Strength"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Geof Isherwood
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Dan Raspler

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:Apokolips Now TPB (2017)

Cover Credits
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Karl Kesel

Synopsis: From Mikes Amazing World of Comics.

Granny Goodness and the Female Furies engage Lashina and the Suicide Squad in battle. Although their is some general fighting, most battles are fought individually. Captain Boomerang has his hands full against Virmin Vundabar. Shade falls to Mad Harriet. Vixen is dodges Stompa, until Barda knocks the Female Fury down. Nightshade carries Artemiz to the shadow dimension. Count Vertigo is seriously wounded by Kanto. Major Victory's suit is damaged leaving him nearly powerless against Granny's soldiers. Meanwhile, Granny herself fights Amanda Waller. Poison Ivy tries to help, but her poison is useless against Granny.

All the battles serve as distractions while Lashina fights Bernadeth to the death. When she is triumphant, Granny accepts her back into the Female Furies. Lashina then delivers Flo to Granny for training. She then suggest killing the rest of the humans.

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