Thursday, January 14, 2016
Feature Funnies #13
Note the unusual addition of a date -- Sunday, December 23rd. Consulting a perpetual calendar, I see that the only year this story could have taken place was 1934, making Black X the oldest original character to be looked at on this blog!
Also note that, just because Black X is connected to the U.S. Espionage Division doesn't mean he has unlimited resources. Like Mission Impossible (over 20 years later), Black X can expect no aid if he gets caught. Every Hideouts & Hoodlums Editor will have to think hard about how far he's willing to go to keep pulling the Heroes' out of trouble when they get themselves into it, or let them face the consequences.
This also looks a lot like a slick hoodlum and a thug working against the king here.
Player-wise, it's just a good idea to take notes about every name you hear during the campaign.
I may have spoken about this before, but for shadowing/trailing someone, I would roll for surprise to determine if you can trail someone without being noticed. Then there's always a chance of you being the one surprised and the trailee becomes the trailer!
Looking through keyholes is a smart move for Heroes. It can suck for the Editor, having his surprises ruined.
(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)