Nobody knew who The Sniper really was, or where he would strike next. He killed high ranking German Army and Gestapo officers in Austria, in Berlin, in the Black Forest, in Munich, in Bordeaux, at the Great Caves of Sevelinges, in Paris, and elsewhere in France, in Greece, in Czechoslovakia, in Holland, in London, on the North Sea, in Norway, on the Swiss/Italian Border, and in Yugoslavia, as well as in Egypt.
In late 1943, the Sniper shifted his hunting grounds from Europe to the Far East, where he hunted Imperial Japanese military officers in the Philippines, and elsewhere. There he met his first recurring adversary, the wily and deadly Suratai, of the Black Dragon Society. He became the leader of a group of guerrillas.
Powers and Abilities
- Marksmanship The Sniper had seemingly perfect aim, under all conditions of light, distance, wind, weather, or combat situations.
- Hunting He was a master of all big-game hunting techniques.
- Intimidation The Sniper spent a great deal of time, effort, and ingenuity in scaring the living hell out of his prey.
- Disguise The Sniper relied heavily on wigs and fake beards for some of his trickery.
- Leadership In the Pacific Theater, the Sniper led a group of Filipino and American Guerrillas.
- Multilingualism The Sniper could understand and speak Japanese, along with several European languages.
For a brief time, in Paris, he had a fighter plane.
Rifle, with scope
- This version of the Sniper, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
- In early issues, the Sniper often narrated his own stories. This ended with Military Comics #13.
- Starting in 1943, after his move to the Philippines, the Sniper carried some cartridges with his name etched on them.
- 30 Appearances of Sniper (Quality Universe)
- 2 Images featuring Sniper (Quality Universe)
- 7 Quotations by or about Sniper (Quality Universe)
- Character Gallery: Sniper (Quality Universe)
- Military Comics #5
- Military Comics #6
- Military Comics #21
- Military Comics #14
- Military Comics #22
- Military Comics #8
- Military Comics #11
- Military Comics #13
- Military Comics #18
- Military Comics #12
- Military Comics #17
- Military Comics #9
- Military Comics #7
- Military Comics #10
- Military Comics #16
- Military Comics #14, Military Comics #18, Military Comics #19
- Military Comics #23, Military Comics #24. Military Comics #25, Military Comics #26
- Military Comics #20
- Military Comics #25, Military Comics #26, Military Comics #20
- Military Comics #29
- Military Comics #19
- Military Comics #26