Comrade Ludwig was apparently a member of the dreaded Kiiller Bee unit of the Communist Party. He was shot so hard his hat actually jumped up in surprise. His assassination caused concern among the Blue-Dress Cadres; they'd been conversing with a standard-issue commie-bloc Natasha, who’d dropped by to amuse the boys with her patented Languorous Smoking routine.
I don’t know what happened, but I’m pretty sure it turned out okay. I am less interested in the story of the Man Without Guts, unless it’s about a Batman-type guy with a colostomy bag on his utility belt.