MASK (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) Returns Today!


Fans of the long-running MASK strips in British comics may want to check out this new incarnation from IDW

M.A.S.K. is back thanks to IDW, written by Brandon Easton, with art by Tony Vargas and cover artist Tommy Lee Edwards

Launching from the events of IDW’s REVOLUTION! five-issue mini series, which concludes this week, the M.A.S.K. team streaks into a dangerous, unstable landscape of dark wars, high intrigue and non-stop action where they’ll encounter the nearly unstoppable threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron known as V.E.N.O.M.

How will an untested Matt Trakker lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is what it seems?

Join writer Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter), artist Tony Vargas (Rot and Ruin) and cover artist Tommy Lee Edwards for an exciting 21st century spin on the classic series where “illusion is the ultimate weapon!”

Part of the new Hasbro shared universe torn from the pages of Revolution!, the new M.A.S.K. – which will surely appeal to those of you who remember the long-running British M.A.S.K. comics – features variant covers by Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate) and Paul Pope and every issue will include special back-up material in every issue written by Tommy Lee Edwards.

• M.A.S.K. #1  is on sale in all good comic shops now – check out M.A.S.K. here on

 More about the UK M.A.S.K, comics here in a previous downthetubes news item

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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