Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Episode 16: May 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 16 : May 1989.

This month we're looking at the books released in April of 1989 (more or less).

First book of the month, Manhunter 15.
Manhunter 15

Manhunter #15
Cover Date: July 1989
On Sale Date: May 16, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Born Under a Bad Sign"

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

Notes for before this issue:
Manhunter’s last appearance was SS 29, Checkmate 18, SS 30
Recap: In SS 29, we find that Manhunter is still alive and has infiltrated Kobra.
Checkmate 18, Manhunter is feeding information to Waller and the good guys about where Kobra is at.
SS 30 is the big attack on Kobra’s HQ.  Mark fight Kobra and ends up defeating him.  Manunter turns him over to Ben Turner aka The Bronze Tiger and tells Ben to let Waller know he’s charging her extra and he’s done working for her.

Then at 30 minutes in, we look at:

Starman 12

Comic Title: Starman 12
Cover Date: July 1989
On Sale Date: June 1, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "The Blood of Heroes"

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

Starman continues his battle against The Power Elite.

Then at 56 minutes, we look at Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Episode 15 : April 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 15 : April 1989.

This month we're looking at the books released in April of 1989 (as the title may suggest).

First book of the month, Manhunter 14.
Manhunter 14

Comic Title: Manhunter 14
Cover Date: June 1989
On Sale Date: April 11, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Misdirection"

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

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

Manhunter gets caught up in The Janus Directive.  For more in depth coverage of the Janus Directive, watch for upcoming episodes of Task Force X.

Then at 35 minutes in, we look at:

Starman 11

Comic Title: Starman 11
Cover Date: June 1989
On Sale Date: April 25, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "A Matter of Life and Death"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert R. Smith
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Michele Wolfman

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

This month Starman faces... The Power Elite... again.

Then after that, we look at Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Episode 14 : March 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 14 : March 1989.

This month we're looking at the books released in March of 1989.

First book of the month, Manhunter 13.  The first issue of the last half of the series.
Manhunter 13

Comic Title: Manhunter #13
Cover Date: May 1989
On Sale Date: March 14, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "Trackdown"

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

This month, our hero takes on... Catman.. (as can be seen on the cover)

Then at 31 minutes in, we look at:

Starman 10

Comic Title: Starman #10
Cover Date: May 1989
On Sale Date: March 28, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Dark Knight in Monument Valley"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert Lewis
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Michele Wolfman

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

We take a look at the second part of the Starman vs Blockbuster story, guest starring some guy that hangs out with bats and birds....

And this month, I forgot to do Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.
But I do have Mailbag.... check it out.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Episode 13 : February 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  Here is Episode 13 : February 1989.

First up, we look at Starman number 9, the reintroduction to the New Blockbuster!.
Starman 9: Guest starring Batman

Comic Title: Starman #9
Cover Date: April 1989
On Sale Date: February 28, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Blockbuster"

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

Starman meet up with the new Blockbuster... while Batman approaches from the wings...


Then we move over to Manhunter number 12 (which is our halfway point for the Manhunter run).


Then at 30 minutes in:
Manhunter #12

Cover Date: April 1989
On Sale Date: February 14, 1989 
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Another issue with 2 mini stories....

Story one:
Title: "Losers Weepers Conclusion"
Pages: 12

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

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

This story finishes our Manhunter Down Hunter storyline.

Then for the second story:
Title: "Fairy Tale"
Pages: 10
Writer: Kim Yale
Artist: Sam Kieth
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

This story we find Lt. Best telling his daughter a bedtime story.

Finally at 42 minutes in, we get to visit Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack as we look at the books on sale February 1989.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Episode 12 : January 1989!

Greetings Starhunters!

After a lengthy hiatus, I'm back with  Episode 12 : January 1989!  And a mostly normal size episode.

While the Invasion is over, the threat of the aliens still remain.  This month we continue with Mark's adventures, down under in Manhunter 11.
Manhunter 11

Comic Title: Manhunter #11
Cover Date: March 1989
On Sale Date: January 17, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Two 11 page stories

Title: "Losers Weepers"
Pages: 11

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

Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

and the second story:

Title: "Loose End"

Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Mary Mitchell
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert Tobias De Guzman
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter


Then we move over to Starman number 8 where Will meets the woman known as Lady Quark....
Comic Title: Starman 8

Cover Date: March 1989
On Sale Date: January 31, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "The Queen and the Commoners"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert R. Smith
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Michele Wolfman

Starman 8


And since I covered the January comics last month, there is no Cop-A-Comic Comic Rack this month.

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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.

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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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