Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Security specialist
Affiliations: Excel Advanced Rocket Research Facility
Known Relatives: None.
Base of Operations: Excel Advanced Rocket Research Facility.
First Appearance: Pow Annual 1971
Powers/Abilities: He is armed with a variety of weapons, all of which he is very skilled with. He is sufficiently accurate with automatic weaponry that he can write letters with the bullet holes or shoot the centre out of thrown coins.
History: The Marksman is the "world's greatest expert with weapons", and the chief of security at the Excel Advanced Rocket Research Facility.
(Marksman versus the Saboteur, Pow Annual 1972.) Marksman is showing off his prowess to a group of visiting scientists with a display of various trick shots. He then shows them his highlight of the tour of his installation, The Invader rocket which is planned to be used for defending Earth against alien attack. But unnoticed by anyone, one of the scientists releases a tiny bomb, which rolls under the rocket and destroys it. When the clean-up crew draw Marksman's attention to the remains of the device, he notices that one of the scientists is missing. Using the explosion as a diversion the scientist, in reality the villainous Saboteur, has stolen the plans for The Invader, even going so far as to leave a taunting note for the security chief. Marksman pursues the fleeing criminal and after a protracted chase manages to capture him.
Comments: Thanks to Chris Adams, who informed me of the existence of this character and gave me my initial information about him.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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