Masks and Mobsters #1

Masks and Mobsters #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jul 30, 2012

    Is this not the greatest time to be reading comics in recorded history? We currently line a time where we have access to decades of stories right at our fingertips. Creators have easier avenues to tell stories they need to write, about characters of their own. Small publishers, like Monkeybrain, have the ability to distribute top of the line books, like Masks & Mobsters, at a reduced cost by way of digital comics. All of that to say, Masks & Mobsters is an excellently crafted book that tells a complete story at the measly cost of 99 cents. This has been my personal favorite read from the line new line of books and earns 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jul 25, 2012

    Joshua Williamson is the writer of the first chapter of this crime anthology and it's very apparent that Josh has a real talent for writing this style of book. Although it's only 17 pages the writing feels like you want to read on more and more. The whole story really has a familiar kind of feel because you can see the influences of the crime style, with a superhero twist that really appeals. This combined with the black and white art style make for a really cool start to a great story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steve Morris Aug 9, 2012

    Actually, Masks and Mobsters is perhaps the strongest work from MonkeyBrain yet. A whipsmart script, combined with a subtle and sketchy art style which enhances each page, makes for a fun, surprising ride. The premise alone is enough to warrant a look: the execution guarantees that you'll pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 26, 2012

    "Masks & Mobsters" #1 is a twist on a mash up we all thought we'd seen before. There has been crime in superhero comics, but Williamson and Henderson put a little cape in our crime comic. If the title continues to drop self-contained stories each month for $0.99, then it deserves to live a long and prosperous life. Considering there are 14 pages for the dollar, this is easily the best comic for quality/quantity/price available this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 9, 2012

    Maybe it was the amazing ending or the art or even the setting, but this is hands down one of my favorite books from Monkey Brain’s new series. It’s a great book with a story that is made for comics. Add the fact that the pacing and story reveals where consistent to television shows more than say a movie and this series has the makings of something very good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 25, 2012

    Masks and Mobsters exists at an interesting crossroads of both traditional superhero and traditional crime noir stories. The first issue is high-octane action, constantly reinventing itself with Williamson's acute sense for dramatic page turns and Henderson's knack for big moments. This is another strong entry in the Monkeybrain catalogue that seems as though it will only get stronger with time. Read Full Review

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