Friday, November 23, 2018

Episode 41: The Janus Directive Parts 7 and 8

Hey Squadmates.  Here we go...  I proudly present to you: Episode 41: The Janus Directive Parts 7 and 8

As per the episode name, we are continuing our look at... The Janus Directive.

First I introduce my special guest, The Irresponsible..err The Irredeemable Shag.  Shag talks about himself a little (a subject matter he loves and is an expert at) and about Firestorm's history.

During our conversation, he mentions some material that was sent out to comic shops a month before hand.  You can view that at:

Once I can get a word in edgewise, we actually look at the issue in question (with no Ninja counting from me).

Firestorm 86: Janus Directive 7

Firestorm (the Nuclear Man?) #86
Cover Date: June 1989
On Sale Date: April 11, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Title: "Home Fires Burning"

Writer: John Ostrander
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Editor: Dennis J. O'Neil
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Mandrake

Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:The Janus Directive TPB (2016)

Notes on this issue:
Parasite next appears in Starman 13, which I covered in Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour 17 (From July).

He last appeared in Firestorm 82 (concluding story from Invasion), and then before that was back during the Suicide Squad/Firestorm crossover we covered back in Episode 12 (all issues covered somewhere on The Headcast Network).

Then at 1 hour and 12 minutes in, we take a look at....

Suicide Squad 29: The Janus Directive 8
Suicide Squad 29
Cover Date: 1989
On Sale Date: April 18, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Heavy Squad"
Writer: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: John K. Snyder III
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Cover Credits
Artist: Karl Kesel
Reprinted In:
Suicide Squad:The Janus Directive TPB (2016)

Listen in as we discuss these two issues of the great Janus Directive crossover.

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Finally, be sure to return next month and listen as I talk about Suicide Squad and Checkmate.  And coming next month.... The next part of The Janus Directive.  Checkmate 18 and Suicide Squad 29.

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