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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