Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Episode 25 :JLMay - Blackest Night - Starman 81

Greetings Starhunters!

This month we're taking a break from our usual coverage as the shadow of The Darkest Night falls upon us....



Yes this month, we join the JLMay crossover as we look at Starman 81 on Episode 25 :JLMay - Blackest Night - Starman 81.

No, we're not looking at Will Payton Starman, but the next Starman book that came after ours.  What do I think of it?  Tune in to find out...

But before you listen to our show, you need to listen to the first four shows of the crossover (to find out how we got here).

The Podcast of OA for issue 0.

Then go to Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill for issue 1.

Then The Idol-Head of Diabolu for issue 2.

The listen to the Fire and Water Podcast for issue three.

And then, only then can you come back here to listen to the Starman issue (that ties in).


Starman 81

Starman #81
Cover Date: March 2010
On Sale Date: January 20, 2010
Cover Price: $2.99

Title: "Blackest Night Starman"

Writer: James Robinson
Penciller: Fernando Dagnino
Inker: Bill Sienkiewicz
Letterer: John J. Hill
Colorist: Matthew Hollingsworth
Editor: Wil Moss
Cover Credits
Artist: Tony Harris

Reprinted In:
Blackest Night:Rise of the Black Lanterns HC (2010)
Starman Omnibus Vol. 6 HC (2011)
Blackest Night:Rise of the Black Lanterns TPB (2011)

Also, this week is Task Force X episode 45, where I look at Suicide Squad 67 and The Secret Six 17 & 18 (right here on the Headcast Network).

Then next week, tune in to Head Speaks, episode 47 as we look at the fourth issue of Blackest Night!

After that, look for Clinton's show, Coffee and Comics for issue 5.

Issue 6 will be in the Longbox Crusade's episode.

And finally, issues 7 and 8 will be dealt with over on The LanternCast.

Other shows involved:
Waiting For Doom - Doom Patrol issues
Justices First Dawn (Tentatively)- Justice League Issues
Coffee & Comics - Adventure Comics Issues & Untold Tales of the BN


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Monday, May 6, 2019

Episode 24 : January 1990

Greetings Starhunters!

It appears that for some reason I missed posting a post for last episode.  So a couple of weeks late, here we have Episode 24 : January 1990.

This month, we have three books to make up for only having one last time.

So, we start with Starman 19, where our hero fights Artillery.

Starman 19

Starman #19
Cover Date: February 1990
On Sale Date: January 2, 1990
Cover Price: $1.00
Title: "Heavy Artillery"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Then we move over to Manhunter 23, the final part of the Saints and Sinners story

Manhunter 23: Finale of Saints and Sinners
Manhunter #23
Cover Date: March 1990
On Sale Date: January 16, 1990
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Kumite"

Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Kim Yale
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Cover Credits
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Dick Giordano

And then finally, we return to Starman with issue 20 where he deals with the fall out from last issue.

Starman 20

Starman #20
Cover Date: March 1990 
On Sale Date: January 30, 1990
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Title: "Fire Fight"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Carlos Garzon
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Promos this month:

1:
Squadron Supreme
MashCast

2:
Headcast Network
Coffee and Comics

3:
Fandom Podcast Network

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And be sure to join us the first Tuesday in May, as we partake in JLMay!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Episode 23 : December 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back once again with Episode 23 : December 1989.

This month, we only have one book Manhunter 22.

Manhunter #22
Cover Date: February 1990
On Sale Date: December 12, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Title: "Negative Capability"

Writer: Kim Yale
Plotter: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Dick Giordano

Comments:
Saints and Sinners Part 5 of 6
This story is continued from Manhunter #21 and continues in Manhunter #23.

Since this is a short episode, we have no promos this month.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Episode 22 : November 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back once again with Episode 22 : November 1989.

First up, we look Manhunter 21.
Manhunter 21

Manhunter #21
Cover Date: January 1990
On Sale Date: November 14, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Sin After Sin"

Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Kim Yale
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Cover Credits
Artist: Grant Miehm

Synopsis: Well, since this is a full length issue, it seems Mark escapes from the exploding rooftop.  Tune in to find out how...

Then, at thirty minutes in, we look at Starman 18 where Kara and Will continue to battle Dr. Polaris, plus Will's home life takes a drastic turn...


Starman #18
Cover Date: January 1990
On Sale Date: November 28, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Title: "Your Mother Should Know"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Finally at just over fifty-eight minutes in, we end with Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

Promos played this episode:

From Crisis to Crisis
G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast

JLI Podcast
Quantum Cast

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Episode 21 : October 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back once again with Episode 21 : October 1989.

First up, we look Manhunter 20.

Comic Title: Manhunter #20
Cover Date: December 1989
On Sale Date: October 17, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Face of Steel"
Writer: Kim Yale
Plotter: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Credits
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Dick Giordano

Synopsis from Mike's Amazing World of Comics:
While Kazuo Hasegawa fights to his death against Dumas, Mark Shaw and Ryu rescue the Shaw family. Mark returns with them to New York. After visiting his mother in the hospital, Mark returns home to find that Dumas has had his apartment bombed. Mark then goes back to Tokyo. This leads to a rooftop fight between Dumas and Manhunter. Dumas rigs Mark's baton to explode, then flees as the rooftop blows up.

Then, at twenty minutes in, we look at Starman 17 with special guest star...

Starman #17
Cover Date: December 1989
On Sale Date: October 31, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Deadly Attraction"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Timothy Harkins
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Finally at forty six minutes in, we end with Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

Promos played this episode:
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Episode 20 : September 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 20 : September 1989.

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

First up, we look Manhunter 19.
Part 2 of Saints and Sinners

Comic Title: Manhunter #19
Cover Date: November 1989
On Sale Date: September 12, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Shadow Warrior"

Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Kim Yale
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford

Cover Credits
Artist: Grant Miehm
Editor: Jonathan Peterson


Then, at twenty one minutes in, we look at Starman 16 where Will finds... his dad.
Starman #16
Cover Date: November 1989
On Sale Date: September 26, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Father Calls Me William..."

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

Finally at forty four minutes in, we end with Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

Promos played this episode:
Silver and Gold Podcast- Where friends Jay and Roy take a look at Captain Atom and Booster Gold.

QuantumCast: Where buddies Gene Hendricks and Adam Worth take a look at a great comic from the late 80's/early 90's.

Married With Comics:Where a married couple reviews their marriage and comics....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Episode 19 : August 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 19 : August 1989.

This month we're looking at the books released in "July" of 1989.  That month is in quotes, as not every book came out in July... Let's get to that...

First up, we look briefly at Flash 35 where our buddy Mark Shaw, Manhunter makes an appearance, in helping to look for Wally West.

This book didn't go on sell until December of 1989, but due to the arc starting in Manhunter, this story would have to take place at this point.

Flash 35
Flash #35
Cover Date: February 1990
On Sale Date: December 12, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Title: "Behold the Turtle"

Writer: William Messner-Loebs
Penciller: Greg LaRocque
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Timothy Harkins
Colorist: Glenn Whitmore
Cover Credits
Artist: Greg LaRocque

Comments:
This story is continued from Flash #34.

By virtue of Manhunter's appearance, this story must take place chronologically prior to the Saints and Sinners storyline which begins in Manhunter #18.

This story reveals that there are two Turtles. The original Turtle is the mastermind of the gang and a former foe of Jay Garrick. The Turtle Man was a foe of Barry Allen and was later disfigured in a lab accident.

Speaking of Manhunter 18, at 23 minutes and 25 seconds in, we look at that exact issue:
Manhunter 18: Saints and Sinners part 1

Comic Title: Manhunter #18
Cover Date: October 1989
On Sale Date: August 15, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Recalled to Life"

Writer: Kim Yale
Plotter: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Artist: Grant Miehm



Then, at forty six minutes in, we look at Starman 15.
Starman #15
Cover Date: October 1989
On Sale Date: August 29, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Title: "Deadline Doom"

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Robert M. Pinaha
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

This month we're introduced to DEADLINE!

Finally at one hour and nine minutes in, we end with Cop-A-Comics Comic Rack.

Ads played this episode:
QuantumCast: Where buddies Gene Hendricks and Adam Worth take a look at a great comic from the late 80's/early 90's.
MASHCast

Married With Comics
Done in One Wonder Show

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