Checkmate

 CHEC   (DC, 1988-1991)

™ and ©1988 DC Comics, Inc.

The U.S. Government had long operated a top-secret organization aimed at dealing with criminals by a new set of rules. Previously, it had backed The Vigilante and Peacemaker, but after many missions, Peacemaker proved himself to be certifiable, and The Vigilante gave in to the pressures of the job and committed suicide.

Under orders from Suicide Squad’s Amanda Waller, the organization has reorganized and is trying again. Now known as Checkmate, it is still led by Harvey Stein, known as Checkmate’s king. Amanda Waller holds the title of queen. Below them are a variety of chief operatives known as bishops, including former Gotham City cop, Harvey Bullock. The strike teams are comprised of specially trained ace cops and law-enforcement types known as knights. The teams are supported by rooks, the mission strategists, and a variety of support personnel known as pawns.

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#1

  4/1/1988
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Origin of CheckmatePaul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#2

  5/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#3

  6/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#4

  7/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin, Don Heck

#5

  8/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin, Art Thibert

#6

  9/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin, James W. Fry III

#7

  10/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#8

  11/1/1988
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#9

  12/1/1988
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1st Appearance of Abe CranePaul KupperbergJohn Statema

#10

  12/1/1988
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Winter 1988Paul KupperbergJohn Statema

#11

  12/1/1988
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Invasion! First StrikePaul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#12

  2/1/1989
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Invasion! AftermathPaul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#13

  3/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin, Rick Hoberg

#14

  4/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergTod Smith, Paris Cullins, Eduardo Barreto

#15

  5/1/1989
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Continues in Suicide Squad #27Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#16

  5/1/1989
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Continues in Suicide Squad #28Paul KupperbergRick Hoberg

#17

  6/1/1989
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Continues in Manhunter #14Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#18

  6/1/1989
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Continues in Suicide Squad #30Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#19

  7/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergRick Hoberg, Steve Erwin

#20

  8/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#21

  10/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#22

  11/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#23

  12/1/1989
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#24

  1/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#25

  2/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#26

  3/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergBill Jaaska

#27

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 Paul KupperbergTom Grindberg

#28

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 Paul KupperbergTom Grindberg

#29

  7/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergTom Grindberg

#30

  8/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergSteve Erwin

#31

  10/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergGabriel Morrissette

#32

  12/1/1990
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 Paul KupperbergGabriel Morrissette

#33

  1/1/1991
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Final IssuePaul KupperbergGabriel Morrissette, Randy DeBurke