Reviewed by Weird – Maskerade Volume One
Kevin Smith is a man of action. If he has an idea for a project that he wants to do, he goes and finds somewhere to pitch the idea. If he gets told no, he either pivots and tries it a different way, or finds a way to do it himself.
This is just one of the many things I admire about him. And because of this ambitiousness, we can now see one of his latest ideas come to fruition in the new comic series Maskerade from his label Secret Stash Press in association with Dark Horse Comics! The series is available in the collected edition of Maskerade Volume One.
Here’s a synopsis of the story:
Felicia Dance is hiding in plain sight. The provocative social media star and shock TV sensation has one of the most recognizable faces in the world–so she can’t capture and kill the butchers who murdered her little brother and experimented on Felicia like a lab rat when she was a child. Not unless she looks like someone else. The face of justice is reshaped forever in Maskerade.
This book was a very cool take on how a superhero, or maybe even for a better word, a vigilante, would work in today’s modern world. By day, Felicia is a social media star who takes on a Chris Hansen-type crusade of drawing out and capturing the scum of the Earth, and by night, dons a “mask” and plays judge, jury, and executioner with the people who ruined the childhood that she and her brother never got to have.
It’s kind of like Face Off without the surgery. If you are a fan of brutal action with a strong female character, then definitely check out this book!
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
When he’s not writing or hosting podcasts for Geek Network, he can be found listening to podcasts and hanging out with his wife, his two daughters, and his little dog Gertie.