Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Crossover Cover: Radiation Wipeout
Matt Hawke, the Avenger, makes reference to meeting Mark Hardin, the Penetrator. The Penetrator battled a descendant of Dracula in Quaking Terror, so this crossover brings in the Avenger (not to be confused with the Wold Newton Family member who used that name, or Jim Brandon from the radio series The Avenger). The fifth book in Cunningham’s Avenger series was published in 2012, and updated the character so Hawke served in Afghanistan rather than Vietnam. However, it can be assumed the novel’s events actually take place in the 1980s, as did its predecessors.