Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Episode 11: Back To The New Normal!

Greetings Starhunters!

I'm back with  Episode 11 : Welcom to the New Normal!  And a mostly normal size episode.

A couple of slight changes.  Change one.  Instead of reviewing books with the same number as I was doing preInvasion, now I'm going to be reviewing books that came out the same month (more or less).

The Invasion of the DCU is finally over.

Now join us for for Manhunter 10.
Manhunter 10 with a Checkmate Knight.....

Cover Date: February 1989
On Sale Date: December 13, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Finders Keepers"

Writer: Kim Yale and John Ostrander
Penciller: Doug Rice
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice


Then at 31 minutes in we move over to Starman number 7 where Will questions his humanity....
Starman 7
Comic Title: Starman #7
Cover Date: February 1989
On Sale Date: January 3, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger
Title: "More Than Human?"
Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert R. Smith
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Michele Wolfman

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Then at 56 minutes in, I introduce a new segment.  Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.
Basically I take segments that other podcasters are doing (and probably better) and do it here.  In this section, I'll be looking briefly at other comics that came out this same month.

Why Cop-A-Comics?  Listen and find out.

Write in and let us know what you think of this episode and these issues.  When did you first read them?  What did you think of them then and now?  Let us know.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 10: Invasion 3: World Without Heroes!

Greetings Starhunters!

After a lengthy delay we're back with another 3 hour episode....  Check out our newest episode: Episode 10 : Invasion 3 : World Without Heroes!

We've finally reached the end of... The Invasion.

Just released recently.... The guys over at FIRST STRIKE: THE INVASION! PODCAST just covered Justice League International 23 (the story that occurs before the final book I cover this episode).

Be sure to check out our friendly Canadians podcast....

First up we look at The Flash 22


Flash 22
Comic Title: Flash #22
Publisher: DC
Cover Date: January 1989
On Sale Date: November 15, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Invaded Lives Part Two"

Writer: William Messner-Loebs
Penciller: Greg LaRocque
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Steve Haynie
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Cover Credits
Penciller: Greg LaRocque
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Then we follow this story in to Manhunter 9:


Manhunter 9
Cover Date: January 1989
On Sale Date: November 15, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Flash Point Part 2"

Writer: Kim Yale
Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Frank Springer
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice


We then follow the adventure in to Invasion 3

Invasion 3
Cover Date: 1989 
On Sale Date: December 6, 1988
Cover Price: $2.95
Page Count: 80

Title: "World Without Heroes"
Plotter: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Bart Sears
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Inker: Dick Giordano
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Editor: Andrew Helfer
 
Reprinted In:
Invasion TPB (2008)
Cover Credits
Penciller: Bart Sears
Inker: Josef Rubinstein


Then finally, we end up with the second story in Justice League International 24

JLI 24
Comic Title: Justice League International #24
Publisher: DC
Cover Date: February 1989
On Sale Date: December 13, 1988
Cover Price: $1.50
Page Count: 64
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Title: "Across a Crowded Room..."

Plotter: Keith Giffen
Scripter: J. Mark DeMatteis
Penciller: Kevin Maguire
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo

Reprinted In:
Justice League International Vol. 4 HC (2009)
Justice League International Vol. 4 TPB (2010)

Cover Credits
Penciller: Kevin Maguire
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

This story is basically an epilogue to the Invasion crossover and introduces us to the Justice League Europe.  Why am I covering this??   Just because there are a few panels of our favorite Starman!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Episode 9 : Invasion 2 : Battleground Earth!

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 9 : Invasion 2 : Battleground Earth!

Still ongoing... The Invasion.

Invasion was a DC Crossover from 1988.... In fact, it was the first real crossover after I started collecting comics.....  as I mentioned on last episode.

Still leaving this note out there for you guys: If you want FULL coverage on Invasion and all of the Invasion crossovers, check out friend of the show...  FIRST STRIKE: THE INVASION! PODCAST
In this show, the Canadian hosts Siskoid and Bass cover each book of the series and every book that it crossed over in to.  Be sure to check out our friendly Canadians podcast....

First this episode I look at the Invasion crossover on CW's tv shows (which involved Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.. more or less)...  Listen in as I talk about what I loved about it and it's (sadly) many flaws.....

Then at 12 minutes in to the show, I look at the main book, Invasion #2

Invasion 2: Battleground Earth!
Invasion #2
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: November 8, 1988
Cover Price: $2.95
Page Count: 80
Editor: Andrew Helfer

Title: "Battleground Earth"

Plotter/Penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Todd McFarlane
Inkers: P. Craig Russell, Al Gordon, Josef Rubinstein, and Tom K. Christopher
Letterers: Agustin Mas, John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Penciller: Bart Sears
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

Reprinted In:
Invasion TPB (2008)

This is the second issue of a three part series that continues the alien alliance's attack on Earth and our heroes.

Then at an hour and thirty four minutes in, I look at Flash 21.
Flash 21

Flash 21
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: October 11, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Invaded Lives Part One"

Writer: William Messner-Loebs
Penciller: Greg LaRocque
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Steve Haynie
Colorist: Michele Wolfman

Cover Credits
Penciller: Donald Simpson
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt

This issue of Flash happens concurrently as Manhunter 8.  Which we talk about at 2 hours and 10 minutes in to our show.

Manhunter 8 where he's attacked by Swamp Things?  Listen to find out....
Manhunter #8
Cover Date: Holiday 1988
On Sale Date: October 11, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Flash Point Part 1"

Writer: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Frank Springer
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Coloris t: Julianna Ferriter

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

This story (as I said earlier) happens at the same time as Flash 21.
Check out how Manhunter gets involved with Wally West.

Then finally at 2 hours and 47 minutes, I finally cover Starman #6
Starman 6

Starman #6
Cover Date: January 1989
On Sale Date: November 29, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Fortunes of War"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert R. Smith
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Write in and let us know what you think of this episode and these issues.  When did you first read them?  What did you think of them then and now?  Let us know.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Episode 8 : Invasion Part One!

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 8: Invasion Part One!

It's finally here.... The Invasion.

Invasion was a DC Crossover from 1988.... In fact, it was the first real crossover after I started collecting comics.....  as I mention on the show.

Before I get started with information on today's shows, let me mention that I'll only be covering the main Invasion series, the Starman books, the Manhunter books and a couple of books that crossed over (Firestorm and Flash mainly).

If you want FULL coverage on Invasion and all of the Invasion crossovers, check out friend of the show...  FIRST STRIKE: THE INVASION! PODCAST
In this show, the Canadian hosts Siskoid and Bass cover each book of the series and every book that it crossed over in to.  Be sure to check out our friendly Canadians podcast....

In fact, this past week, they just released episode 15, Starman #5... which I'll mention in just a minute.... but first....

First up, I look at the main book, Invasion #1
Invasion 1
Invasion 1
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: October 11, 1988
Cover Price: $2.95
Editor: Andrew Helfer

Title: "The Alien Alliance"
Pages: 80

Plotter: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Bill Mantlo
Artist: Todd McFarlane
Inkers: P. Craig Russell, Al Gordon, Josef Rubinstein
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Artist: Todd McFarlane

Reprinted In:
Invasion TPB (2008)

This is the first issue of a three part series that shows an alien race called The Dominators leading a handful of other races in to an attack on Earth.  Also, I believe we get the first post-Crisis appearance of the Daxamites (of which Mon-El is now appearing on CW's Supergirl)....

Then at 52 minutes in, I look at Firestorm, The Nuclear Man  #80
Firestorm 80... a great cover!

Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: October 11, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Dennis J. O'Neil

Title: "The Battle Joined"
Writer: Robert Greenberger
Penciller: Tom Grindberg
Inker: Sam DeLaRosa
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Cover Credits
Penciller: Tom Grindberg
Inker: Sam DeLaRosa

Then finally at one hour and twenty three minutes I finally cover Starman #5
Starman 5... another great cover!

Cover Date: Holiday 1988 
On Sale Date: October 25, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Don't You Know There's a War On?"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert R. Smith
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Note: Pages 12-15 take place concurrently with Firestorm, the Nuclear Man #80 (as I mention on the show).

Take a listen and hear how these two issues intersect....  Also, let us know what you think and be sure to rate us on Itunes.....

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Episode 7: Manhunter 7!

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 7: Manhunter 7!

Sorry for the delay, but The Invasion is still coming.....  watch for it....

Until then, we're going to look at 2 different issues.
First up, I'm taking a look at Suicide Squad Annual 1 which I did for Task Force X.  Instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm just going to copy that part of that episode and play it here.

Suicide Squad Annual 1 concludes the story from Manhunter #6 from last month.
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: August 16, 1988
Cover Price: $1.50
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Ghosts and Shadows"

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Graham Nolan
Inker: Timothy Dzon
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Then, I continue on with....

Comic Title: Manhunter #7
Cover Date: Winter 1988
On Sale Date: September 13, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Writer: Kim Yale & John Ostrander
Penciller: Doug Rice
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits Artist: Doug Rice

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Episode 6: Manhunter 6

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 6: Manhunter 6!

The Invasion is still coming.....  watch for it....

Until then, we're going to look at the sixth issue of Manhunter.


Comic Title: Manhunter #6

Cover Date: December 1988
On Sale Date: August 16, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Prelude to Havoc"

Writer: John Ostrander &  Kim Yale
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

And we end with Cosmic Tracks:

And stay tuned to the end for a great podcast promo, from friend of the show,

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Episode 5: Manhunter 5!

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 5: Manhunter 5!

The Invasion is coming.....  watch for it....

Until then, we're going to look at the fifth issue of Manhunter.


Cover Date: November 1988
On Sale Date: July 12, 1988

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Interface"

Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Mary Mitchell
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

And we end with Cosmic Tracks:

And stay tuned to the end for a great podcast promo, from friend of the show, Pat Sampson.

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