The Revolution Continues

If you follow the Facebook (and you absolutely should), then you know that tonight’s update is about Revolution #2 and #3. Suffice it to say, many M.A.S.K. fans were left wanting with issue #1, which did not actually contain any of the M.A.S.K. agents (excluding the reprinted prelude). Issue #2 more than brings Matt, Miles and the rest of the team into the story.

I will not be providing an in-depth  review of the issues on here. There are too many non-M.A.S.K. elements that I do not follow (ROM, Micronauts, etc.) and would make a comprehensive review pointless. What I will do is quickly breakdown the highlights from a M.A.S.K. standpoint.

First, we are once again treated to a slew of variant covers. Issue #2 in particular, has a bunch of covers that in fact feature M.A.S.K.

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Revolution #3

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To be clear, there are more covers than the six above, however, these are the ones that have at least some element of M.A.S.K. The covers require a lot of analysis. Some are more M.A.S.K. centric than others. I find the Guido Guidi cover from #2 to be the most appealing. The image is dynamic, pays homage to Jack Kirby, and features M.A.S.K. front and center – not much more that a M.A.S.K. fan could ask for.

Now let’s jump to the issues themselves. For people following the series, you may be scratching your head at all the different groups and happenings. That is a symptom of this being the ‘event’ book. Revolution ties a bunch of different properties together, unless you are following every single book that is released you are bound to miss something. All that being said, even if you are only here for M.A.S.K. you should be able to follow the story relatively easily.
rev2spectrumIssue #2 has a lot of great M.A.S.K. action moments. Again, without giving any specifics away, readers are treated to an epic multi-page fight between M.A.S.K. and someone (read the book to find out). As is typical in big crossover events, there is a lot of action and there tends to be a little less subtle story telling. That holds true for issue #2, it is not a flaw, simply a fact to understand.

However! That does not mean that Revolution is all fights and explosions. Quite the contrary, in issue #3 we see some of the early stages of the strife building between Matt and Miles. All of which is handled quite well and creates a strong and natural path towards what we all know will be a disastrous ending for the two.

One other interesting thing, in issue #3 is that the we finally get the profile pages for Matt Trakker and Miles ‘Mayhem’ Manheim. Click on the individual images below to read them for yourself.

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giveawayFinally, as promised, the details of how you can win your very own copy of M.A.S.K. Revolution, signed by Brandon Easton! To enter to win, all you have to do is write in with your favorite memory or experience with M.A.S.K., just send in an email and you will have your chance to win one of two copies, no purchase necessary! Please keep in mind that you will have to provide a mailing address to receive your comic if you are the winner.

That is going to wrap up this update. We are getting close to the release of M.A.S.K. #1 – the ongoing comic from IDW Publishing, for which many of us are holding our breath in anticipation. Please help to support IDW and the creatives behind Revolution and M.A.S.K. – even if you live in a country where purchasing comics is difficult keep in mind that all the issues are easily available for digital purchase. Let’s all do our part to ensure that illusion stays the ultimate weapon.

Inspiration Strikes

The release of Revolution M.A.S.K. #1 has kicked me into high gear. I wanted to share a couple of other fun M.A.S.K. items with visitors.

dougstoneFirst up is a very special item. If you are interested enough to visit a site about M.A.S.K. then you probably recognize the name, Doug Stone. I was lucky enough to have one of my promotional cards signed by Doug Stone last year. For those who are still scratching their heads, Doug Stone is a voice actor from the original cartoon series. Doug provided the voices for Matt Trakker, Bruce Sato, Dusty Hayes and others.

maskast logo chat fullThe second item won’t be new, if you listen to MASKast, from Agents of M.A.S.K. I was invited to participate in a MASKast Chat. In it we reflect on all the exciting news that lead up to the release of Revolution M.A.S.K. #1. They released it in their podcast stream a few days ago, but as always, whenever I am a guest the episode can also be found in the Audio section.

That’s going to wrap it up for today. Until next time, please keep the crusade alive by supporting the new M.A.S.K. comic book series from IDW Publishing.

Happy M.A.S.K. Day!

Happy belated M.A.S.K. day! This update is a little late, but that does not mean it is not going to be a great one. If you have been following the world of M.A.S.K. then you know that the big buzz is about the new comic book series from IDW. Issue #1 just hit the stands so now we are going to take a look at it.

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Be warned, there will be some spoilers, so before you click forward – you have been warned!

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It has begun!

The M.A.S.K. One-Shot hit shelves today. As much as I wish I could spend the entire day doing nothing but reading and reviewing, life is busy, so that will have to wait. But until then, here are a few pics of my morning visit with Brandon Easton.

Please forgive any formatting issues. In order to get this up as fast as I could I am using my phone. For those of you curious as to why there are so many copies in the first photo, well, they are not all for me! I will be giving a bunch away soon. The details will be announced soon. In the meantime, get down to your local comic book store and support M.A.S.K.!

Comics, comics, comics!

That’s right, if you’re any kind of M.A.S.K. fan then you know that the buzz is all about comics! IDW! Revolution! M.A.S.K.!

Two days ago, Revolution #1 hit shelves. It released with a bunch of variant covers as well. And because this is, you can guess which ones I picked up. Obviously, the M.A.S.K. ones.


Both of these had been revealed online, but it’s great to have them in print finally. As you can see, the wraparound cover has a great shot of Brad Turner running with some of his over Revolution buddies, including Optimus Prime and Cobra Commander. And the other cover has the great bust image of the new and updated look for the Matt Trakker.

Ok, so a small thing to note. M.A.S.K. does not appear in the regular story of issue #1. The issue is jam packed with great action, and I’m sure Matt and the agents will be making their appearance soon. However, if you are a die-hard M.A.S.K. fan don’t be disappointed. There is an additional preview at the back of the issue that does contain M.A.S.K., or really VENOM elements. If you want to see that preview, it’s up in the Comics section right now!

Pen and Ink!

It looks like last night Tommy Lee Edwards posted some more shots of the upcoming M.A.S.K. comic on his Twitter.


Without a doubt this art pays great respects to the source material, something that people are always worried about during reboots. Hopefully Mr. Edwards will keep teasing us with more previews!

What’s Going On Here?!

IDW CoverIt’s been a good long while since anything new has gone up, so let’s fix that. First of all, back when IDW announced their new M.A.S.K. comic book line I had a great chat with Jason and Wyatt from Agents of M.A.S.K. You probably heard it through MASKast, but if not it’s also been added to the Audio section here. We talk a lot about what we would like to see and what we think we will see. It’s a lot more fun to just listen in!

Now, on the heels of that announcement, IDW has announced a new, multi-property title, Revolution. According to IDW:

The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE properties, but also all-new properties MICRONAUTS, ROM, and ACTION MAN, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series.


As any fan of M.A.S.K. knows, there have always been rumors and ideas kicking around about M.A.S.K. getting some kind of relaunch or reimagining. But this is the first time we have seen an established company moving forward. The image above, which is definitely action overload, has clear images of Switchblade, Thunder Hawk and Rhino. Obviously Revolution is the setup to tie all these entities into the same universe, so there is no telling exactly how much M.A.S.K. will be in the stories.

And then there was more! CBR got an exclusive look at some of the variant covers for Revolution and they look great!

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There are actually more, but these are the ones that have M.A.S.K. on them – in some way. It might be too much hope M.A.S.K. will be the star of the show, especially with heavy hitters like Transformers and G.I. Joe, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get some great moments. And with the standalone series hitting shelves in November, M.A.S.K. fans can finally rejoice to see their favorite 80s show make a return!

Mobile Mode

One of the things that has become essential for any website is being compatible with mobile devices. More and more people are using their smart phones as the primary way they view websites and connect to the Internet. When was first launched this was not necessary. As such, the site has had to play catch up in that aspect.

The site was heavily updated for M.A.S.K. day in 2014, and part of that included a basic mobile mode. Unfortunately, it only included the home page of, things like the Toys and Figures were not easily accessible. This has always been a bit of a letdown and something I wanted to address.

Recently, I finally had a chance to handle it. With the help of our mysterious technical wizard the site is ready for any mobile visitor. All of the subsections are now accessible, and most have been formatted to run smoothly on a mobile device (the Audio and Video pages still have some work to be done). On top of all that, the site can now be saved in a stand alone app mode on Android and iPhones.

But that’s not all folks! We also have some new goodies. First up is some great photos of the box for the M.A.S.K. RV, Slingshot. That also means that the only toy from Series 2 left without box photos is Volcano, we’re getting closer! While in retrospect a recreational van might not be the coolest toy for a kid, Slingshot was a great vehicle because it had excellent mechanized action and a second vehicle inside.

The other item coming up on the site today is actually kind of rare and interesting. We all know the bright red boxes with beautiful artwork that the toys came packed in. But how did those boxes make it to the toy stores? Kenner had their own shipping boxes, and those boxes were specifically designed for each toy. I recently acquired the shipping box for the Adventure Pack line, and it is now up on the Merchandise section of the site.

With that, this update will wrap up. There is still a stack of toys and merchandise to photograph, so more updates will certainly come.

Welcome to 2016!

Happy new year! For everyone reading this, you made it, and so has Just before the year ended, Hasbro made the big announcement that, as part of a multi-picture plan, M.A.S.K. would be developed for the big screen. I shared this on Facebook, which many of you saw. Jason and Wyatt were also gracious enough to invite me to talk with them on MASKast Chat.

As usual, we had a great time, even if we didn’t solve any of the big world issues. That episode is getting added to the Audio section of the site here, so feel free to have a listen.

In closing, the new year will bring new stuff to I have toys, merchandise and tons of other good stuff that will make it’s way up onto the site. Many thanks to all the visitors and supporters who have found their way to this small corner of the internet!