Wednesday, January 21, 2015

QBP #042 - Checkmate #17

Quarter-Bin Podcast #42

Checkmate #17, DC Comics, cover-dated October 2007.

"Firewall," written by Greg Rucka and Eric S. Trautmann, with art by Chris Samnee and Steve Bird. 

A former villain is interviewing for the position of Checkmate's head of physical security. Can he handle the interview process?  What exactly is the interview process?  And how did Sasha Bordeaux get from the 10-cent adventure to here?  Listen to the episode and find out!

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  1. hey Prof. Allen that was another great podcast episode you always keep your episodes to the perfect running time. i really enjoyed the opening with the ROM spaceknight feed back that was fun. i also did a comic book collection purge back in the day but no friggin way did i give up my ROM collection along with all the tie-ins, same goes for my Suicide Squad collection. i hope you've had a chance to check out the most recent blog postings featuring Back Issue magazine issues 16 and 32 which are a treasure trove of behind the scenes info. in regards to Al Milgrom's work on the ROM spaceknight series as well as Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema's working relationship and why they eventually parted ways on ROM.
    as for Checkmate volume 2 it should be noted that the series was cancelled only a few issues after Rucka's departure from the title as it's writer. for fans of Rucka and Checkmate i highly recommend The Omac Project it's some of his best work especially in regards to how he wrote the Sasha Bordeaux and Maxwell Lord characters.

  2. Definitely have been enjoying working through your old and new posts on the blog. I definitely think that this volume of Checkmate was "Rucka's baby," and I can understand that after he left, the story would pretty quickly peter out.