M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1

Writer: Brandon Easton Artist: Tony Vargas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
4.7Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

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Launching from the events of REVOLUTION! The M.A.S.K. team streaks into a dangerous, unstable landscape of dark wars, high intrigue and non-stop action where they'll encounter the nearly unstoppable threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron known as V.E.N.O.M.  How will an untested Matt Trakker lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is what it seems? Join writer Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter), artist Tony Vargas (Rot and Ruin) and cover artist Tommy Lee Edwards for an exciting 21st century spin on the classic series where "illusion is the ultimate weapon!"
•   Part of the new Hasbro shared universe torn from the pages of Revolution!
•   Featuring variant covers by Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate) and Paul Pope!
•   Special back-up material in every issue written by Tommy Lee Edwards!

  • 7.5
    GWW - Pwaelchl Nov 30, 2016

    Easton's interpretation of MASK puts the lead characters on the run, wanted by law enforcement, and hunted by VEMON. This fugitive framework creates opportunities for the MASK team to struggle in battle and to provide moments of characterization. There was a short lived G.I. Joe cartoon that had the team as fugitives and it created a number of both personal and action packed stories. With Easton framing MASK as rogue organization and not an established military force, he has laid a solid groundwork for future stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Nov 30, 2016

    As I am not a fan of the original cartoon show,I was pleasantly surprised by this book. True, there is a level of diversification in play, for which there seems no real rhyme or reason. But as mentioned before, the characters play second fiddle to the vehicles. It does annoy me that poor English is front and centre (you don't spell command with a "K"). Still, all things considered, this book was a mildly diverting read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 29, 2016

    While M.A.S.K. may not have been my number one cartoon and action figure franchise growing up (He-Man 4 life, yo!), I do have a lot of fond memories playing with the toys and singing that oh-so-catchy theme song on my bedroom floor. Unfortunately, the first issue ofthis new ongoing series doesnt manage to capture any of the magic that made the original franchise so appealing to youngsters, providing instead a fairly dull, paint-by-numbers good guys versus bad guys comic book featuring characters who just so happen to be wearing masks. Im hopeful that the series can improve as it progresses, capitalising on some of the limitless potential of its subject matter, but for the time being, its not looking hopeful. Still there's no sign of T-Bob so far, so I guess I cant be too mad. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2016

    MASK: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1 is proof that some things are best left in the past. There's a wonderful idea at the heart of this book and the artwork is good from a technical viewpoint. Unfortunately, the constant tonal shifts in both the writing and the artwork coupled with the inaccessibility of the material to new readers make this book one trip down memory lane best forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 30, 2016

    Really you can count me out now. I gave it one. It's IDW, it's rare that they meet my expectations of storytelling and I don't know if that's because of the creators, the editors, the Hasbro overlords or the simple fact that their audience gobbles this shit up, and so they have no reason to appeal to me when the money is, in fact, rolling in. Just imagine if it did appeal to readers like me, though? How much more money would roll in? How much untapped money is out there, that's kept away by the average art and aimless storytelling? Who knows, but it's safe to assume that I'll be adding MASK to my list of Hasbro/IDW titles that I don't read. Read Full Review

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