Masks 2 #1
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Masks 2 #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Eman Casallos Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. Black Terror. These are just a few masked vigilantes drawn into a mystery that spans the decades - a plot that threatens our society again and again. With the devastating power to kill thousands of people in a matter of seconds, the Red Death is a villain who may be impossible to stop. It will take more than a dozen masked heroes from three different time periods to stop this madwoman from bringing the world to its knees!

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jason Graham Apr 9, 2015

    Classic heroes in action and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ May 27, 2015

    The art here is by Eman Casallos, with colours by Adriano Augusto, letters by Rob Steen, and the cover by Butch Guice and Alex Guimaraes. Given that these heroes are some of the more hard-hitting of Dynamite's line-up, and that the story overall has a distinctive noir feeling to it, the art matches up to that very well. The action all takes place during night-time, but that doesn't mean that the characters are shrouded in shadows or anything. There's good use of lighting throughout, and the action scenes are pretty thrilling as well. Not to mention that all these characters in one place makes for a great visual feast. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 7, 2015

    Masks 2 #1 was way better than I anticipated, as though the first volume was an overall success, it took a lot longer to capitalise on it's potential. Having wonderful action, and intense character interaction, this opening issue embodies what pulp stands for, with the villainous skull masked group being an intriguing foe for these classic characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 7, 2015

    And that is one of the biggest selling points for me. This definitely looked like a modern day interpretation of a pulp hero comic. Everything about the art and writing just fit so well. If this comic showed up in someone's old comic collection, it wouldn't feel all that out of place. I really enjoyed this issue, and I definitely will be picking up Masks now too! Every week, I find myself buying more and more Dynamite comics. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite comic companies. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Latest Pull - Waylon Piercy Apr 8, 2015

    Casallos does a serviceable job with the art. It's not the prettiest art you'll find at the comic shop this week, but it's not ugly either, and it does its job. Page layouts are straightforward and easy to follow, and he does a good job of letting the masked characters emote despite much of their faces being obscured. This is a good kickoff to the second volume of Masks, and I'll definitely be sticking around for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 8, 2015

    Masks 2 #1 is a solid start for a story that aims to go big. Cullen Bunn shows a lot of ambition in creating a plot that really justifies the meeting of not only those we were introduced in the first Masks story, but much more to come as this is a story which challenges justice across time and space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 8, 2015

    What we get here is a solid start that even manages to get me interested in it, which is hard as I struggle to find a lot to like with the pulp heroes in general in comic book form. But this potentially expansive maxiseries has a lot of possibility and definitely a lot of solid style thanks to the artwork. I'm cautiously optimistic, which I never thought I'd be after the last couple of years of mild pulp hero comics reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - John A. Apr 7, 2015

    After reading Masks 2 #1,I will continue on with this series, but more importantly,it made mewant to seek out more of the material, old and new of these characters. If a comic is judged on its ability to get someone to read the next issue, then this book greatlyexceeded expectations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Apr 8, 2015

    The plot is a bit strange, I'm down with masked vigilantism and stopping corrupt officials. At one point in this story though, a guy is introduced as being able to go through space and time because he meditated a lot. Seems like a weak justification for a plot device if you ask me. But whatever, let that slide, and you've got a comic full of interesting characters and villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo May 10, 2015

    The first issue has me intrigued, the Green Hornet & Kato make for great personalities to bounce off of the Shadow.

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