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Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand: Riding V.E.N.O.M.’s Trail

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand: Riding V.E.N.O.M.’s Trail

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas, Juan Samu, Drew Moss, Andrew Griffith (a) • Artyom Trakhanov (c)

M.A.S.K.: the special ops team that streaks into the dangerous landscape of dark wars, high intrigue, and non-stop action to stop the impossible threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron, V.E.N.O.M.

An untested Matt Trakker must lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is as it seems! Plus, the origin of V.E.N.O.M.! Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits and, along the way, he crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender, who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. Collects the M.A.S.K. Revolution one-shot, all 10 issues of the series, and the 2017 Annual.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 296 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-341-4

Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Vol. 1: Mobilize

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Vol. 1: Mobilize

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas & Juan Samu (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

Launching from the events of REVOLUTION, 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? Collects the M.A.S.K. Revolution One-Shot and issues #1–5 of the series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-917-2

Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #5

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #5

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

With all secrets revealed, Matt Trakker and the M.A.S.K. team take on Miles Mayhem and V.E.N.O.M. in a brutal final assault. With their first major victory in their sights, the M.A.S.K. team must remain vigilant as other powerful and unforeseen forces rise up from the darkness. New enemies are on the horizon and you must NOT miss what happens on the last page!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #4

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #4

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

With all secrets revealed, Matt Trakker and the M.A.S.K. team take on Miles Mayhem and V.E.N.O.M. in a brutal final assault. With their first major victory in their sights, the M.A.S.K. team must remain vigilant as other powerful and unforeseen forces rise up from the darkness. New enemies are on the horizon and you must NOT miss what happens on the last page!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Revolution: Heroes

Revolution: Heroes

Brandon Easton, Cullen Bunn, Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Tony Vargas, Chris Panda, Ron Joseph, Giannis Milonogiannis, Paolo Villanelli (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

The Revolution spreads across the world of M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Rom, G.I. JOE, and Action Man! The origin of M.A.S.K.! The Micronauts make a HUGE discovery that will transform everything! The Dire Wraiths stalk a lone stranger! G.I. JOE is back, led by Scarlett and joining the fray! And, the U.K.’s top field agent tracks down the mystery of ORE-13! Collects the M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Rom, G.I. JOE, and Action Man Revolution One-Shots.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-841-0

Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #2

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #2

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

M.A.S.K. vs. V.E.N.O.M. for the very first time! After being lured into a trap, Matt Trakker and the M.A.S.K. team must survive in order to stop Miles Mayhem from leaking their secret technology to terrorist cells around the world. Matt and Gloria Baker go undercover to infiltrate a black market weapons ring but what they discover will change Matt’s life forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

Launching from the events of REVOLUTION! 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!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: M.A.S.K.: Revolution #1

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

Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

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!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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IDW’s Revolution Involves Transformers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, ROM, Action Man, and M.A.S.K.!

IDW RevolutionIDW Publishing has hinted at a “Revolution” and has unveiled its most ambitious comic book publishing venture in its history revolving around its fan-favorite titles based on Hasbro properties.

The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only Transformers and G.I. Joe, but also Micronauts, ROM, and Action Man, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series.

This is not a reboot—rather, the Revolution series takes many of the building blocks of what has come before from IDW and builds on them anew, bringing all these elements together in an epic event that results in an all-new status quo for all involved. Everything fans have enjoyed up to this point remains intact as part of this ongoing continuity. The ramifications of Revolution will extend well beyond the event, as all of these iconic characters will henceforth exist in the same universe, altering the scope of IDW editorial in all the Hasbro series from this moment onward.

The move mimics Hasbro’s recent announcement of their shared movie universe that features many of the same properties.

Revolution, the bi-weekly five-issue event series that launches this initiative, will be co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber with art by Fico Ossio. The event kicks off with a world-shaking threat that brings all opposing factions together in a storyline that just might see the destruction of the universe before it can truly begin!

All aforementioned titles will tie-in to the event with a bevy of talent on board including:

  • ROM
    • Co-written by Chris Ryall (Onyx), Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil)
    • Art by David Messina (Star Trek)
  • G.I. Joe
    • Written by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X G.I. JOE)
    • Art by Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet)
  • Transformers: Till All Are One
    • Written by Mairghread Scott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, TRANSFORMERS)
    • Art by Naoto Tsushima (TRANSFORMERS)
  • Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
    • Written by James Roberts (TRANSFORMERS)
    • Art by Alex Milne (TRANSFORMERS)
  • Transformers
    • Written by John Barber (Back to the Future)
    • Art by Andrew Griffith (TRANSFORMERS)
  • M.A.S.K.
    • Written by Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter, TRANSFORMERS: Deviations)
    • Art by Tony Vargas (Rot & Ruin)
  • Action Man
    • Written by John Barber (TRANSFORMERS)
    • Art by Paolo Villanelli (G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES)
  • Micronauts
    • Written by Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men)
    • Art by Chris Panda
  • And many more!

As Revolution rolls out, each associated series will receive its own “Revolution” one-shot that ties in to the main event. Revolution will feature an array of variant covers by Brandon Peterson, Tradd Moore, John Byrne, James Biggie, Adam Riches, Guido Guidi, Ken Christensen, Art Baltazar, and more.

Nothing will be the same after the Revolution erupts this September with issues 1 & 2 plus one-shot tie-ins (G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, ROM) all available to order together. Take a stand!

M.A.S.K. Comes to Comics

MASKIDW Publishing has added another Hasbro property to its comic line-up. M.A.S.K. is getting its own comic series. The fans have spoken and so by popular demand, M.A.S.K. will hit comic shops later this year from the creative team of writer Brandon Easton and artist Tony Vargas.

While being mindful and respectful of the source material, the main drive behind bringing this beloved property into the new century is to preserve the old school qualities fans loved growing up, while also consciously infusing it with slightly more modern sensibilities. This is where sophisticated stories meet cutting edge designs while not afraid to look in the rearview mirror and pay tribute to its origins. It is the editorial and creative team’s intention to focus attention on the multi-cultural heritage of the show, presenting a contemporary M.A.S.K. to fans in a unique, yet familiar, way.

M.A.S.K. joins Jem & the Holograms, Micronauts, Transformers, and ROM as Hasbro properties being published by IDW.

M.A.S.K. launches this November as an ongoing series featuring cover art by the multi-talented Tommy Lee Edwards. To hold you over until then, this new era of Hasbro titles has already begun with Micronauts #1 on sale now and ROM #0 kicking off on Free Comic Book Day on May 7.