Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crossover of the Week

Judex helps Marines Tom Grayson and Frank Corby smuggle Resistance member Ilsa Laszlo out of France. Judex is seeking the papers of a late scientist named Boroff, which are being used by the Nazis to create super-weapons. Grayson mentions War Wheels, while Corby refers to Haverlyte Rays.
            Short story by Travis Hiltz in The Shadow of Judex, Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, eds., Black Coat Press, 2013; reprinted in French in L’Ombre de Judex, Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, eds., Rivière Blanche, 2013. Judex is the title character of the classic French film serial. Tom Grayson and Frank Corby are from the serial The Fighting Devil Dogs. Ilsa Laszlo (née Lund) is from the movie Casablanca. Boroff is from the serial S.O.S. Coast Guard. The War Wheel is a weapon faced by DC Comics’ heroic aviator Blackhawk; Captain America and Easy Company also dealt with a War Wheel in Batman/Captain America. Haverlyte is from the serial Officer 444.

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