Thursday, July 14, 2016
Crossover Cover: The Masked Marksman's Command Performance
This issue contains the story “The Masked Marksman's Command Performance” by Emile C. Tepperman. Ed Race, the Masked Marksman, puts his skills to the test to prove to the FBI agents known as the Suicide Squad (Dan Murdock, Johnny Kerrigan, and Stephen Klaw) he is not a Nazi spy, and teams up with them to prevent the real enemy agents from blowing up the train on which they are traveling. This tale crosses over Tepperman’s Masked Marksman series, which appeared in The Spider, and the Suicide Squad tales, which appeared in Ace G-Man Stories. Ed Race is in the CU through an encounter with the Spider in Rich Harvey’s story “One Death to a Customer.” Similarly, the Suicide Squad is in through a reference in Stuart Shiffman’s story “True Believers,” which features or mentions many characters already in the CU, notably the Sâr Dubnotal.