Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Episode 31: Checkmate 9 and Suicide Squad 20

Again, Squadmates, I welcome you back to our newest episode! I present to you Episode 31: Checkmate 9 and Suicide Squad 20

On this episode, first up, I look at:

Checkmate #9
Cover Date: December 1988
On Sale Date: August 9, 1988
Cover Price: $1.25

Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Funny Money"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: John Statema
Inker: Al Vey
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Art Thibert

Synopsis (From Mike's Amazing World of Comics):
Checkmate headquarters becomes the target of increased scrutiny after Black Thorn was able to penetrate security. While security tests are underway, a field operation is being conducted in Washington to locate the source of a counterfeiting ring. Knight Roger Dayton is able to shut down a warehouse run by the group. He fights a large man named Claymore whom he leaves for dead in a burning building. However, the body is not recovered. Claymore survived and has followed Dayton to Koning Industries, the front for Checkmate Headquarters.

Then at 29 minutes in, we take a look at....

Comic Title: Suicide Squad #20
Cover Date: December 1988
On Sale Date: September 6, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Practice to Deceive"

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

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Over on The Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour, where I'll be talking about the Will Payton Starman and Mark Shaw Manhunter comics.

Then, look for G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast the first week of the month, where we look at G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic from Marvel.

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