EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Roberson & Alex Ross' "Masks" #1

Mon, September 24th, 2012 at 11:58am PDT

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This November, Dynamite Entertainment puts all its pulp heroes into a single title with "Masks." Written by Chris Roberson with art by Alex Ross, "Masks" #1 introduces a team-up pulp adventure featuring The Shadow, Green Hornet and Kato, The Spider, Miss Fury, Black Bat, Zorro and more. The publisher has provided CBR with an exclusive five-page preview of the inaugural issue, which features fully painted interior artwork by Ross. While Dynamite revealed a first look at Ross' art in August, this is the first time the completed and fully-lettered pages have been seen.

"In terms of setting and set dressing, it's definitely a pulp story," Roberson told CBR in July. "It takes place in New York and surrounding environs in 1938 and it's guys in slouch hats with twin .35s. It's pretty hard when you have all those ingredients in the mix for it not to feel like pulp stories, so we do not have to work too hard to capture the flavor. I'm sure other bits will creep in as things go along, but on the outset it's very much a traditional pulp story."

MASKS #1 (of 8)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by Chris Roberson
Fully painted art by Alex Ross
Covers by Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%), Francesco Francavilla (25%), Ardian Syaf (25%)
THE CROSSOVER YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Before superheroes, there were Masks!
The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, the Spider and more in a story that only Dynamite could tell! For the first time EVER, these masked vigilantes are joining together in one EPIC series! It’s 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly-elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider. As the confrontation builds, more masked heroes will join the fight including Black Bat, Miss Fury, Black Terror, Green Lama and many more!
When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw!
• FULLY-PAINTED INTERIORS BY ALEX ROSS!

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TAGS:  dynamite entertainment, masks, chris roberson, alex ross, green hornet, kato, the shadow, miss fury, black bat, zorro, the spider

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