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

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.

Married With Comics
Done in One Wonder Show

Write in and let us know what you think of this episode and these issues.  When did you first read them?  What did you think of them then and now?  Let us know.

You can Subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Radio.  You can also subscribe to The Headcast Network for all of our Headcasts under one convenient feed!

Feel free to e-mail us your thoughts at

Visit us on Facebook at

We'll see you soon, Starhunters!

No comments:

Post a Comment