As Chapter 7 ended, the Masked Marvel was pounding on the cellar door,
trying to get out, while Mace stood outside with a rifle and began blasting
through the door. However, just before Mace shoots, the bad guy in
the basement wakes and throws a chunk of wood at the Masked Marvel, knocking
him out. As the Marvel tumbles down the stairs, the basement bad
guy pulls off his mask, then rushes up the stairs to tell Mace what the
Marvel's secret identity really is. But Mace shoots through the doors,
striking the bad guy instead of the Masked Marvel.
In Chapter 8, the Masked Marvel recovers and goes back upstairs in time
to join the other investigators. They come down to the basement and
find the bad guy, who is not dead, but seriously wounded. They also
find the Marvel's mask, so they know that this man knows the identity of
the Marvel. They decide to take him to a hospital. But the
clever fellow there in the middle relays this knowledge to Sakima, who
sends another henchman to the hospital in order to discover the identity
of the Masked Marvel.
wounded henchman looks at the pictures of the investigators and points
to the Masked Marvel. In gratitude for this, the second henchman
stabs him, but is discovered by the investigators, and takes off in his
give chase, and the bad guy crashes over the side of a cliff. The
Masked Marvel's secret identity is still safe . . . . for now anyway.
Later on, the Masked Marvel goes off to a warehouse to catch the bad guys,
who are in the process of setting up a trap to catch the Masked Marvel.
The Marvel surprises one henchman on the roof and knocks him out, then
gets into a fight with two others down below. After fighting them
for a while and trashing the place, he climbs back up to the roof, pursued
by one of the villains.
In a dramatic gunfight on the rooftop, the bad guy shoots at the Masked
Marvel . . . .
. . . . and scores a direct hit!! The Marvel falls off the roof
. . .
several stories to the ground. It looks like our hero has finally
had it!! Surely not even the Masked Marvel could survive this predicament?