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Masked #1

Writer: Serge Lehman Artist: Stephane Crety, Julien Hugonnard-Bert Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Frank Braffort has returned from war suffering from PTSD, but he is thrown headfirst into a terrifying new reality where phenomena, called Anomalies, appear out of nowhere. Facing this mysterious and lethal enemy, Braffort is called on to go into battle once again for the safety of the city!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Nov 23, 2016

    Crety's art references everything from Blade Runner to the Silver Surfer and Batman the Animated Series to 1984. But as with the writing, these add to the fun of re-reading this book. It is a book you will want to read again and again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    That's Not Current - Rachel Bellwoar Nov 23, 2016

    Meticulous interiors, expansive cityscapes, and one incredible opening flashback mark the beginning of Masked: Anomalies. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 25, 2016

    For a first issue. This does the job perfectly and it is a comic that I will most likely follow in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 27, 2016

    Through translated into English, Lehmans story is one of brutal honesty of how veterans are often treated, mixed with the mysteriousness of super people in France. Cretys artwork is very vivid, and shows the futuristic land that Paris has become. The world of Masked is one of wonder and intrigue, but with enough emotional steam to make us want to come back for the second issue. This is a great start to the opposite of a run of the mill superhero book, as Masked looks to open our eyes to a whole new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 22, 2016

    Masked: Anomalies #1 is an intriguing first issue, with a strong central concept supported by a ton of additional mysteries and threads that are yet to be revealed. The compelling characters and effective structure of the issue serve to entice readers back for more, and if the issue at times feels like it's a bit too dense, it never becomes so much that you're frustrated, rather the reader is eager to stick around for more to be revealed. A winning debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Nov 29, 2016

    Masked hits stands with a bunch of variant covers to choose from, so check them out. Ultimately, this is a pretty good comic with fantastic art, thatll give readers more insight as to what comic books are like from around the globe. You really cant go wrong. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Nov 24, 2016

    Masked gives you a lot of question when you read it that leaves you wanting more to figure out just what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Scott Macdonald Nov 21, 2016

    This promises to be a very ambitious series with some neat ideas and a well-built universe. This issue has a ton of exposition but this is not going to be the type of story in which you can casually skip an issue without being completely lost. Understanding this world, its technology and its politics I believe is going to be key to appreciating the story. This is not a casual comic book reader's book. I believe this is a story that if you are willing to invest the brainpower to keep up it will be very rewarding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Dec 5, 2016

    All in all, an interesting comic not the greatest, but still solid. Itll be interesting to see a French take on the superhero genre, as well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 22, 2016

    Ultimately then, while its clear that theres an intriguing idea at the heart of this series, its one which is struggling to make itself heard at the moment. Yes, this first issue has a few flashes of greatness along the way, but with some sketchy exposition and a fairly lacklustre leading character, its going to be a bit of a tough sell to expect readers to persevere until the second instalment. Read Full Review

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