The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
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8.3User Rating

The best-selling comic series that inspired the blockbuster film returns with gruesome hilarity from the showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and Hellboy's Patric Reynolds.

Years ago, a weird mask of unknown origin and limitless power was buried in the cement of an apartment building's basement floor. Edge City and its residents have all but forgotten the mysterious green-faced killer known only as "Big Head." But now, decades later, the bizarre Tex Avery-style killings are happening all over again and are on a collision course with a bizarre political campaign where a homicidal maniac wants to "Make America Green Again"! &n more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Oct 17, 2019

    If you are a fan of the original Mask comics or are curious to see the true nature of this classic Dark Horse character, this comic is highly recommended. If you are looking for more of the Jim Carrey style of slapstick, kinetic humor, just stick with the movie. This book may be a tad too dark for you. That said, this return is highly welcomed and I feel few will feel disappointed by this fresh resurrection of The Mask. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 14, 2019

    THE MASK: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MASK #1 is a return to the dark form found originally in the comics, but also a great jumping on point for readers wanting to jump into the mayhem. It's irreverent and packed full of dark humor, setting up a series that is certainly unlike anything on shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 28, 2019

    If this is what The Mask comics were like, I missed out big time. Fortunately, Dark Horse Comics has released some omnibus collections allowing me to check some of those older books out. In the meantime, this new series is creepy, gritty, and mixed with dark humor. It's a mashup of a crime story, a political thriller, and a horror tale in a sickly green package. Read Full Review

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    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Oct 18, 2019

    The art by Patric Reynolds is both beautiful and ugly in all the right ways. The setting of Edge City looks like little more than a demilitarized zone. Likewise, the photo-referenced characters are depicted as realistic, flawed, and about as far from glamorous as you can get. With the addition of Lee Loughbridges excellent coloring, the art has a grounded approach that makes Big Heads bright green visage even more terrifying in contrast to the grittiness of the environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Oct 16, 2019

    THE MASK: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MASK #1 is a promising political satire unlike we've ever seen. Marrying the already complex character of The Mask to our often zany and cruel politics will speak to politically aware readers on multiple levels. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Oct 17, 2019

    "The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask" #1 woos its readers with cynically dark undertones and well-crafted characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Alex Cole Oct 24, 2019

    This book shows a lot of promise and it's hooked me into the series. I can't wait for the next issue to release and I'd recommend it to anyone. Just be careful if you find violent content upsetting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Oct 16, 2019

    I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask seems like it has something to say and show that's worth reading, and hopefully it remains captivating enough to deliver on its promises. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 18, 2019

    In today's moment in history, political books should be approached with caution, but I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask feels stale right out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    I have been waiting for this for *ages*. Was it worth the wait? I think so.

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  • 8.5
    MartyMcFloatin Oct 28, 2019

    This is not the Jim Carrey movie version of the Mask that I grew up seeing. This comic gives a slight insight on the real story of the Mask; which is more gruesome, being that the Mask turns the person wearing it into a deranged homicidal murderer. The way the way comic starts will have you saying this isn't the mask I remember. The comics main focus is an election thats taking place & let's just say all the people running so far have had an experience with the mask in different ways in the past. The comic ends with the last person you would expect ending up with the mask. Very excited for the next issue.

  • 7.5
    GTMedia Reviews Aug 21, 2020

    I never read the original Mask comics. I only know the character from the Jim Carrey Movie and I vaguely remember the animated series. This comic has nothing to do with the movie and appears to be a sequel to the original Darkhorse comics. I could do some research but nah, I'll look into the details after this post.

    I've been told that "The Mask" comics were pretty brutal but DAMN, I didn't expect the book to be this dark. Some of the violence in the opening section of the book really caught me off guard.

    I feel like entertainment from the era of the Trump presidency is gonna feel incredibly dated after he leaves office. There are so many movies, comics, TV series covering the same political narrative it more

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    EdNothIng Jun 20, 2020

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