Thursday, April 21, 2016

Episode 21: Checkmate 3 and... Enter The Doom Patrol.

Welcome back once again, Squadmates!

This month I bring you... Episode 21: Checkmate 3 and... Enter The Doom Patrol.

First up, I have a special guest, Nathaniel Wayne from the Council of Geeks.  Nathaniel was kind enough to give me his thoughts on the newest Suicide Squad trailer.  I also give my thoughts on it.

Then at about 22 minutes in, I cover Checkmate number 3.  This is the final part of our White Supremacy arc.
Checkmate 3
Checkmate #3
Cover Date: June 1988
On Sale Date: February 9, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "State of the Union"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Erwin
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Penciller: Rob Liefeld

Inker: Al Vey

Then at an hour in to the show, I bring in another guest, Mike Garvey, all the way from Australia.  Mike is one of the co-hosts on Waiting For Doom, a Doom Patrol podcast.

First, Mike gives us a Character Profile on The Doom Patrol.

Then Mike and I talk about the Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special:

Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: December 8, 1987
Cover Price: $1.50

Editor: Mike Gold

Title: "Red Pawn"

Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Erik J. Larsen
Inker: Robert Lewis
Letterer: Steve Haynie
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Penciller: Erik J. Larsen
Inker: Robert Lewis

Doom Patrol vs Suicide Squad

Finally at an hour and fifty four minutes, I do my final Character Profiles...

Psi and Weasel


Then I wrap things up with Suicide Notes.

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

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Other news for the Headcast family...

As usual, The Headcast Network is where you can find all of my podcasts under one feed.

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.

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 9 and the second episode of the second cartoon series.

The following week, look for Head Speaks episode 23 where I'll be talking about something.... Probably finish up the cartoon theme songs and talk something else comic related....

Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad issues 11 and 12.

Also, watch for the Secret Origins podcast, episode 37 (coming in about a month or so), where Ryan and I discuss the secret origin of DR. LIGHT!

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