A pretty solid debut issue that introduces us to our lead and give use a nice look around at a couple of the early plots that Deathmask will encounter, as we get a look at a criminal mob boss who is in the midst of a plan the involves Deathmask, and we also see that our hero has an FBI agent gunning for him. Now this issue doesn't really offer up much insight into our hero beyond a somewhat cryptic dream sequence in the opening pages, but we certainly get a very good look at our hero's willingness to not only get his hands dirty, but his methods of dispatching the villains in this issue do leave one seriously questioning if this character is even a hero. Now I guess the name Deathmask is a pretty good heads up that he's not going to be your typical square-jawed hero, but I must confess I was somewhat shocked by the sheer brutality of this character's attacks. Read Full Review
Dick Giordano is one of those unsung legends you know about but never see written about in the comic press. His artwork here is again perfect. Everything looks as it should. Everybody penciled is proportionate, and in the scenes where Deathmask cuts loose, Giordano excels. Bob Layton however is a little sloppy over Giordano's sketches. This is especially noticeable toward the end. Read Full Review
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