Thursday, March 17, 2016

Episode 20: Checkmate 2 and Suicide Squad 10

Welcome back once again, Squadmates!

This month, I bring you... Episode 20: Checkmate 2 and Suicide Squad 10

First up I cover Checkmate number 2.  This is the second part of our White Supremacy arc.
Checkmate issue 2

Checkmate #2:  "A House Divided"
Cover Date: May 1988
On Sale Date: January 12, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Cover Artist: Gil Kane

During the show I mention I page I like...  here is that page:

Something about this page is fantastic in my opinion.  What do you guys think?

After I talk about this issue, we then do a Character Profile on Mr. 104.
Mr. 104's Who Who picture

At the 43 minute mark of our show, we then move over to Suicide Squad number 10.

"Up Against the Wall"
Cover Date: February 1988
On Sale Date: November 3, 1987
Cover Price: $0.75
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Robert Lewis
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Artist: Jerry Bingham

Suicide Squad 10
Tell me that isn't a great image, let alone a great cover.  Classic Amanda "The Wall" Waller making The Bat back down.  I love it!

Our final Character Profile: Ben "Bronze Tiger" Turner
A Suicide Squad mainstay, a great hero and fantastic character (which they should be using in the Suicide Squad movie.. but nooooooo....)
Ben "The Bronze Tiger" Turner
Bronze Tiger with his mask on.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Task Force X.

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Other news for the Headcast family...

Coming next week, The Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour, where I'll be talking about the Will Payton Starman and Mark Shaw Manhunter comics.  You may be familiar with Shaw from the last couple of issues of Suicide Squad.  Here are his continuing adventures.

Also out now, The Headcast Network where you can find all of my podcasts under one feed.

Then, look for G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast the first week of the month, where Ryan, Kyle, returning guest host, Jif Fishman, and myself look at G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue 8 and the first episode of the second cartoon series.

The following week, look for Head Speaks episode 21 where I'll be talking about something.... Probably more cartoon theme songs....

Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Checkmate issue 3 and Suicide Squad issue 11.

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