BEFORE THERE WERE SUPERHEROES, THERE WERE MASKED HEROES! THE very first ever CROSS-OVER featuring THE top PULP HEROES OF ALL TIME! THE entire very first problem completely painted BY ALEX ROSS!

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Masks by Alex Ross

July 11th, 2012, Runnemede, NJ – The Shadow, eco-friendly Hornet, Kato, Zorro, The Spider, miss Fury, The Black Bat as well as more are all featured in Masks, the Dynamite entertainment cross-over featuring the top pulp heroes of all time.  Written by Chris Roberson, the entire very first problem IS painted BY ALEX ROSS! This is his very first full interior work since Justice at DC Comics!!!  Masks is hitting comic book stores everywhere this November, likewise featuring covers by Alex Ross, Sean Phillips, Howard Chaykin as well as Jae Lee!

In Masks #1, it’s 1938, as well as the Justice celebration has swept into office in new York State. however the newly-elected officials are in the manage of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the legislation to their own advantage. When a fascist authorities specify is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the eco-friendly Hornet, Kato, as well as the Spider. When the legislation is unjust, justice must be an outlaw…

“For years now, Dynamite entertainment as well as I have preferred to unite all of the different pulp characters they’ve been publishing into one huge crossover event,” states legendary comic book creator Alex Ross.  “When the eco-friendly Hornet as well as Kato paved the method for a successful relaunch of the original masked duo characters, we understood that the grand prize of revivals should then be the ultimate original, the Shadow.  Now, to be able for the very first time in history to have these legends meet, together with fellow mysterymen; The Spider, Zorro, Black Bat, as well as others, makes this job a unique accomplishment.  I always believed that illustrating the very first hero archetypes like The shadow would be a milestone in my career.  I’m thrilled to touch upon the legends that began the extremely idea of the superhero in Masks with a crossover that is actually the longest overdue.”

“Masks is the comic I’ve wished to compose since I very first found the pulp heroes in the 1970s,” states writer Chris Roberson. “Just working with these characters is already a dream come true, however having the very first problem painted by Alex Ross makes it that much more amazing!”

“When we were checking out writers, I emailed Chris as well as we spent a couple of emails back as well as forth as well as in that short span, he laid out a fundamental framework that was pitch-perfect of what we were looking for,” adds Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt. “Alex had at first laid out a character listing as well as high concept, however Chris added the flesh to the bones as well as we’ve got something truly great coming together here.”

“Alex is so incredibly excited about Masks, as well as realizes that it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to draw so many traditional as well as iconic characters in one series,” exclaims Dynamite president as well as publisher Nick Barrucci.  “Alex promptly jumped head-first when provided with the concept to paint the interiors of the entire very first issue, which will bring the most amount of interest to the series possible”


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