The artwork in the comic book is more precise than the first issue. Bob Layton lets more of Dick Giordano's talent shine through on the pages. Regardless of how heavy the inking, Giordano imbues the characters with emotion and distinctiveness. Our hero bears an aura of gallantry in the scene where he calmly walks into the trap to save all those lives threatened by DuLac. If he dies here, Deathmask would have died a hero, and that's really the best compliment you can give a comic book star. Read Full Review
A somewhat conventional reading experience once one gets past a decidedly strong opening, where Deathmask steps in to deal with a cult that was ready to kill a young child, as mob boss Adonis DuLac comes across as a bit old school in his dealing with our hero. Now I do like the way that technology was used to create a trap that would hold Deathmask, and there's something rather endearing about the villainous posturing that Adonis DuLac engages in before he dispatches of Deathmask. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Deathmask is clearly the more dangerous of the two, as there's a greater sense of danger conveyed in the scene where he escapes his cage than there was during the entire sequence where our villain looked to hive the upper hand. If Deathmask is going to continue to be such a ruthless hero, he's going to need villains with a little more edge that Adonis DuLac provided. Read Full Review
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