Thursday, May 26, 2016

Episode 3 : Starman 3 and Manhunter 3!

Greetings Starhunters!

Check out our newest episode: Episode 3 : Starman 3 and Manhunter 3!

First I look at the third issue of Starman!
Issue Three of Starman

Cover Date: December 1988
On Sale Date: August 30, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00
Page Count: 32
Editor: Robert Greenberger

Title: "Lone Star Takedown"

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

Will Payton gets a job offer in San Antonio.  He decides to fly there on his own to save airfare, when he is suddenly attacked by Bolt.  Starman defeats him, causing Bolt to teleport himself away.
Will gets the job in San Antonio and learns that he can telework from Phoenix.  Bolt reappears in San Antonio and once again the two do battle.  This time Bolt has boosted his power, so he lasts longer, but is still soundly defeated. During the battle, his teleporter is destroyed, leaving him no way to get away.
Being a professional, Bolt refuses to name his employer.  Said employer, Alan Madison, reports his failure to Dr. Melrose (of the mustache twirling Melrose’) who authorizes the Power Elite to take on Starman!

Then at 36 minutes in, we look at the third issue of Manhunter.

Manhunter 3

Cover Date: September 1988
On Sale Date: May 10, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Barbara J. Kesel (Randall)

Title: "The Gentlemen of Japan"

Writer: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Doug Rice
Inker: Sam Kieth
Artist: Kelley Jones
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Cover Credits
Artist: Doug Rice

Synopsis: (from Mike’s Amazing World of Comics)

Mark Shaw is taken to a Yakuza leader following his battle with Dumas in Japan. Eiji Hasegawa explains the debt he owes to Mark's stepfather Eliot for saving the life of his wife years earlier. Hasegawa then helps to smuggle Mark out of the country and back to America.
Dumas does not want to fight the Yakuza, so he waits until Mark is back in America to renew their fight. He kidnaps Mark's mother and uses her as a hostage. Mark and his family all come to her aid. Mark's brother is injured in the fight in which Dumas escapes, but they are successful in rescuing Rose Shaw.

And we end with Cosmic Tracks:

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