Friday, April 15, 2016

M: Mask




Here's the latest entry in the A-Z Challenge. My theme is "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

The Golden Age Mask was Tony Colby, one of many District Attorneys who donned costumes and fought crime in the 1940s. He first appeared in Exciting Comics #1 (from Better Publications, 1940).

Stanley Ipkiss became a totally different Mask in Dark Horse Comics Presents #10, 1987. He wears "a magical mask which imbues the wearer with reality-bending powers and physical imperviousness, as well as bypassing the wearer's psychological inhibitions."


Thanks for your time.



13 comments:

  1. Attorneys seem to be popular superhero material... :D And I am surprised there are not more characters called Mask... it's kind of an obvious name to be tagged with :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. It does seem rather obvious, doesn't it?

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  2. This is a totally new one for me. Never heard of The Mask.

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    1. Not even the Jim Carrey movie, which featured the second one?

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  3. Never knew of the first, but thanks to Jim Carrey, and that horrible second movie, I know of the later.

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  4. I'd like a mask like that - could come in handy.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. I like the 40's super-heroes. :-) The Dark Horse Mask could twist your sanity -- mine is hanging by a thread as it is!

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    1. There's a certain quaint quality about the Golden Age characters.

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  6. Do the giant teeth of the more recent MASK come with the mask or are they a feature of the person behind the mask?

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    1. The original mask, sans wearer, looks like some standard piece of native art, IIRC. Only when worn does it exaggerate the features of its wearers, making him or her almost like a cartoon character.

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  7. I have heard of The Mask but only in the newer version and due to the movie which was pretty good actually.

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