Monday, July 14, 2008
With this story of the Marksman we're asked to accept a guy in a white t-shirt and red cape, a bow strung across his chest, operating behind German lines in Poland. He can make assassination attempts on an important Nazi commander, even follow that commander "by devious ways" halfway around the world from Poland to the island of Formosa (!!!). We're asked to believe he can hide in plain sight among some American soldiers who are prisoners of the Japanese, still wearing the white t-shirt, red cape and bow across his chest. C'mawwnnn, man... There's typically good Quality Comics artwork, but there's a lot to strain credulity in this 7-page filler by Fred Guardineer from Smash Comics #46, September 1943.