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Justice League International #11: Constructions (March 1988)

jli_v-1_11THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Al Gordon (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer & Robert Greenberger (Editors)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: J’onn J’onnz the Martian Manhunter, Batman, Black Canary, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Mister Miracle (Scott Free), Captain Atom, Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin), with Maxwell Lord.

GUEST STAR: Metron

THE STORY: After the drama of the Millennium crossover, everyone is back at Justice League Headquarters, and a brand new Rocket Red has joined the team — it’s Dmitri, y’all! Sporting a beard and a missing tooth from the last time he went toe to toe with Black Canary, this is the actual Rocket Red that we know and love as part of Justice League International. Like Mister Miracle, he is a married man (Dmitri actually has kids at home too).

Maxwell Lord (hey, wasn’t he shot? Wtf?) has been banking on the heavy hitter Justice Leaguers like Superman, Hawkman etc, to return with J’onn and Captain Atom — he’s not just disappointed that they have ditched again, he is devastated and terrified. As it turns out, he has a supervillain/stalker problem he was hoping the Justice League could, you know, save him from.

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Sheep Might Fly: Dance, Princes, Dance Part 3

New episode of our new Castle Charming serial! Part 3: Look at My Shoes

Welcome back to Castle Charming. Winter is upon us, which means the annual tournament of Rookery is underway, a game that pits Royals against Hounds. Meanwhile, fairies steal castle residents away each night, and persons unknown have run up a mysterious bill for far too many dancing shoes. When you live in a fairy tale kingdom, you have to expect to rescue the occasional prince — but for Kai, Dennis and Ziyi, it’s becoming a habit. Can the boys stop pining after each other long enough to step up as heroes?

Previous episodes of Dance, Princes, Dance:
Part 1: Armour Up
Part 2: The ‘Team’ in Steam

For more Castle Charming hijinks, check out the previous adventures of the Royals and the Hounds in Glass Slipper Scandal – podcast edition, or Glass Slipper Scandal – the ebook.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly. You can follow me on Twitter @tansyrr and @sheepmightfly, and Tumblr: tansyrr and sheepmightfly. Like my page on Facebook at TansyRRBooks.

Justice League International #10: Soul of the Machine (February 1988)

jli_v-1_10THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Keith Giffen (Backup Pencils), Al Gordon (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer & Robert Greenberger (Editors)

CROSSOVER ALERT: Ugh, still Millennium

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Mister Miracle (Scott Free).

GUEST STARS: Hal Jordan, Katma Tui, Kilowog and Arisia (other Green Lanterns), Dr Bloody Fate again, Superman, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Firestorm, but most importantly, G’NORT!

THE STORY: Some of our team have joined a bunch of other heroes in a task force assault on the homeworld of the Manhunters. Firestorm is acting strangely, and Hawkman is a dick. So, just like old times? The planet is machine made and has been heavily cloaked, but when they arrive they discover that it is also bright yellow, which renders all the Green Lantern rings useless.

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Sheep Might Fly: Dance, Princes, Dance Part 2

Part 2 — The ‘Team’ in Steam up at Podbean now.

Welcome back to Castle Charming. Winter is upon us, which means the annual tournament of Rookery is underway, a game that pits Royals against Hounds. Meanwhile, fairies steal castle residents away each night, and persons unknown have run up a mysterious bill for far too many dancing shoes. When you live in a fairy tale kingdom, you have to expect to rescue the occasional prince — but for Kai, Dennis and Ziyi, it’s becoming a habit. Can the boys stop pining after each other long enough to step up as heroes?

Previous episodes of Dance, Princes, Dance:

PART 1: Armour Up

For more Castle Charming hijinks, check out the previous adventures of the Royals and the Hounds in Glass Slipper Scandal – podcast edition, or Glass Slipper Scandal – the ebook.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly. You can follow me on Twitter @tansyrr and @sheepmightfly, and Tumblr: tansyrr and sheepmightfly. Like my page on Facebook at TansyRRBooks.

Sheep Might Fly: Dance, Princes, Dance Part 1

Brand new episode is up of Sheep Might Fly, a podcast of serialised fiction written and read by Tansy Rayner Roberts.

New original serial! Today we’re starting Dance, Princes, Dance, which is a direct sequel to Glass Slipper Scandal, which appeared on this podcast earlier in the year.

Welcome back to Castle Charming. Winter is upon us, which means the annual tournament of Rookery is underway, a game that pits Royals against Hounds. Meanwhile, fairies steal castle residents away each night, and persons unknown have run up a mysterious bill for far too many dancing shoes. When you live in a fairy tale kingdom, you have to expect to rescue the occasional prince — but for Kai, Dennis and Ziyi, it’s becoming a habit. Can the boys stop pining after each other long enough to step up as heroes?

PART 1: Armour Up

Fiction giveaway – until the end of November, you can claim a free copy of my Musketeer space opera novella Joyeux if you sign up for my author newsletter. Joyeux is a festive romp involving nano-viruses, mistletoe, royal politics, zero gravity sport, tragic backstories, unexpected snow inside space stations, sex, romance, banter and friendship. It’s also a prequel to my epic space opera novel Musketeer Space.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly. You can follow me on Twitter @tansyrr and @sheepmightfly, and Tumblr: tansyrr and sheepmightfly. Like my page on Facebook at TansyRRBooks.

Justice League International #9: Seeing Red (January 1988)

jli_v-1_9THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Keith Giffen (Backup Pencils), Al Gordon (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer & Robert Greenberger (Editors)

CROSSOVER ALERT:
It’s 1988. The latest Event to sweep the DC Universe and render all its regular titles incomprehensible is Millennium, and this issue of JLI is part of Millennium Week One. I don’t know what that means, but apparently the heroes of Earth have just been told that ten of them are going to be chosen as Guardians of the Universe. This involves a robotic cult called the Manhunters who have placed sleeper agents among the supporting characters of many of DC’s current comic titles, but I’m sure that won’t be relevant to us at all.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL:
J’onn J’onnz the Martian Manhunter, Batman, Black Canary, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Mister Miracle (Scott Free), Captain Atom, Rocket Red 7, with Maxwell Lord and Oberon as civilian support.

GUEST STARS: Rumaan Harjavti, Jack O’Lantern

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Galactic Suburbia Episode 156 Show Notes

In which Tansy and Alex share a culturepalooza — witches, spies, hockey romance and magical secret agents!

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CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett;
Tansy: Her Every Wish, Courtney Milan;
Alex: The Song From Somewhere Else, AF Harrold;
Tansy: Mockingbird,
Alex: Long Hidden anthology, Rose Fox and Daniel Jose Older;
Tansy: Sarina Bowen The Ivy Years: The Year We Fell Down, The Year We Hid Away, The Understatement of the Year;
Alex: Agents of Dreamland, Caitlin R Kiernan;
Tansy: The Hamilton Mixtape,
Alex: Imprudence, Gail Carriger
Tansy: The Miraculous Ladybug

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