Masquerade exemplifies how to write a proper super-hero detective story. Carlos Paul and Deborah Carita make Masquerade nee Miss Mask a very fetching, intelligent looking costumed gumshoe. Read Full Review
This series continues to stand out as the best thing to come out of Alex Ross's Project: Superpowers brand, which has resurrected a number of public-domain super-heroes from the Golden Age of comics. The title character, Diana Adams, is incredibly well realized. Her sense of adventure and justice pales in comparison with her intellect and ability to see the big picture. Her lack of super-powers is a metaphor for her gender in a time when women were seen as weaker, but her perspective and skill at sensing larger perils and noticing small events as part of larger trends make her an admirable figure. Phil Hester's script is accessible and smart, incorporating gender politics in an intelligent way into a super-hero story (even if the heroine's midriff-baring costume is a bit difficult to accept in light of her empowerment). This flashback story, set in the days after the Second World War, is connected to the larger event of Project: Superpowers series, but it's not burdened by it. Hester's Read Full Review
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