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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Episode 18 : July 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 18 : July 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 Action Comics 644.  This is just a brief look, as Kitty and Will make a two page appearance.

Then at three minutes and 55 seconds in (told you it was brief), we look at Starman 14.

On Sale Date: August 1, 1989  (there was no Starman in July, but two for August, so once again, I’m covering one this month and the other one next month).
Cover Price: $1.00
Editor: Brian Michael Augustyn

Title: "Look -- Up in the Sky..."

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

Cover Credits
Artist: Tom Lyle

After the phone call made in Action Comics 644, Superman shows up over here.

Next up, at 32 minutes in to the show, we look at Action Comics 645.  Much like the previous issue, this story only has 2 1/2 pages that concern us.  Having said that, here are the creator credits:


Action Comics 645
Cover Date: September 1989
On Sale Date: August 8, 1989
Cover Price: $0.75
Editor: Mike Carlin

Title: "My Lady Maxima"

Writer: Roger Stern
Writer/Penciller: George Perez
Inker: Brett Breeding
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Glenn Whitmore

Cover Credits
Artist: George Perez

Again, another short segment as only a couple of pages is in our ballpark, but it's Superman, it's written by our very own Roger Stern and art by George 'Titan' Perez...  How can you go wrong?

Then, at forty seven minutes in, we look at Manhunter 17.


Cover Date: September 1989
On Sale Date: July 20, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Title: "Turf"

Writer: Kim Yale
Plotter: John Ostrander
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter

Cover Credits
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: Dick Giordano

hmmm just now noticing that both our titles had guest appearances by the big Two.  Superman over in Starman and Batman here... interesting...  Sometimes, I can be a little slow.

Anyways.... Manhunter next appears in Flash #35, which I'll cover next month.

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

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Episode 17 : June 1989

Greetings Starhunters!

We're back with a new episode.  For your listening pleasure Episode 17 : June 1989.

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

First book of the month, Manhunter 16.

Manhunter #16
Cover Date: August 1989
On Sale Date: June 13, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Title: "Outlaw"

Plotter: John Ostrander
Writer: Kim Yale
Penciller: Grant Miehm
Inker: John Statema
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Editor: Jonathan Peterson

Then at 33 minutes in, we look at:


Action Comics Weekly #622
Cover Date: 1988
On Sale Date: August 30, 1988
Cover Price: $1.50

Editor: Mike Gold
Title: (We Don't Need the Super-Hero)
Pages: 7

Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Tom Lyle
Inker: Robert Campanella
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Daniel Vozzo

Synopsis:
Author Vincent Garvey appears on a talk show in the Phoenix area. While he bashes super-heroes on the air, Starman goes into action to defeat a costumed criminal. His sister Jayne also acts heroically to save the life of a heart attack victim. Both Starman and Jayne display feats of heroism that act directly to contradict the arguments made by Garvey.


Then at 45 minutes, we look at Starman 13
Starman #13
Cover Date: August 1989
On Sale Date: June 27, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

Title: "Ghosts and Monsters"

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

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

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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:
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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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