Sunday, October 9, 2011
Again from the realm of Indy comics comes the Marksman. Starting in Eclipse Comics in 1986, Marksman and his cohorts in the Champions later moved to their own Heroic comic brand. They actually started life as part of the Champions role-playing game. Marksman is, in reality, Donald Henderson, a soldier and mercenary who has of late disavowed killing and favors weapons that only stun or knock people out. He's trained to the peak of physical perfection and has an apparent gene that keeps him from aging at the normal human rate, making for real longevity, as long as someone doesn't bump him off first. His father, who Donald thought was in league with an evil organization called Demon, was in reality attempting to reveal them as the dangerous threat he secretly knew them to be. In the process Donald's father had his reputation ruined and has gone into seclusion, leaving the resources of his electronics company for Marksman to deal with. Marksman was made from a Toy Biz Daredevil figure with the head from a Starting Lineup figure (don't remember which one) and the holster from a Jurassic Park Muldoon figure.