In Review: M.A.S.K. Revolution #1

Synopsis: The origin of M.A.S.K.! Miles Mayhem’s decades long plans are finally coming to fruition, but will the revealed secrets he has hidden from Matt Trakker create a new enemy...

Synopsis: The origin of M.A.S.K.! Miles Mayhem’s decades long plans are finally coming to fruition, but will the revealed secrets he has hidden from Matt Trakker create a new enemy bent on Mayhem’s undoing? A special story tying directly into REVOLUTION!

Review: Before getting into the details of reviewing this book. I’d like to make it known that I never really saw the M.A.S.K. cartoon series in the 80’s. So I am coming to this universe as a newbie.

M.A.S.K. Revolution is pretty much about the origins of the Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand and sees Mayhem putting some new recruits through their paces to access their suitability.

The characters are an interesting bunch and this opening chapter of the new comic book series does much to establish them. Mayhem himself is a man who has a past and some pretty dark stories to tell.

The issue does much to address Mayhem’s relationship with the team as both mentor and leader, but it also does a lot to establish his relationship with Matt Trakker who seems to have had a few troubles prior to joining the team.

The story is written by Brandon Easton and from the little I know he seems to have gone out of his way to be as true as possible to the characters and situations from the old cartoon series. I particularly enjoyed how Easton wrote for Mayhem and the profiles of the different team members near the start of the comic was a lot of fun.

The art by Tommy Lee Edwards and Tony Vargas is wonderful and from the odd clip have seen of the cartoon. The visual style in the comic is very true to it.

M.A.S.K. Revolution is a great introduction to this world and a fantastic jumping on point if you are a newbie like me. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

9.3
M.A.S.K. Revolution #1
  • Covers
    8.5
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    9.6
  • Lettering
    9.1
  • Colours
    9.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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