Saturday, October 29, 2016

Episode 27: Checkmate 6 and Suicide Squad 19

Welcome back once again, Squadmates!

I bring to you our amazing... Episode 27: Checkmate 6 and Suicide Squad 19

Still a little delayed due to home life, but we're back...  the 27th episode of Task Force X.  Also due to trying to get this episode out, there may be a bit more pauses and some background noise than I like, again, I apologize.

First up, I look at and talk about Checkmate number 6 which again has two stories.
Checkmate 6... HEAT

Checkmate #6
Cover Date: September 1988
On Sale Date: May 10, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Credits
Artist: Art Thibert

Title: "Heat"
Pages: 16

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

Second story
Title: "Knight Game"
Pages: 8

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: James W. Fry
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

This story concludes Reed's journey on becoming a Knight...

Then at about 26 minutes in, we look at the 19th issue of Suicide Squad....

Suicide Squad 19- Personal Files... Amanda Waller

Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #19 (November 1988): "Personal Files - Amanda Waller"
Comic Title: Suicide Squad #19
Cover Date: November 1988
On Sale Date: August 2, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Robert Lewis
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Penciller: Joe J. Brozowski
Inker: Karl Kesel

This story takes place before/around the same time as the annual from last episode.
At the 10K foot level (as The Irredeemable Shag is fond of saying), this is a day in the life of Amanda Waller.

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