Exclusive: ’80s Cartoon ‘M.A.S.K.’ Gets Comic Reboot This Fall
M.A.S.K. was a popular cartoon that produced 75 episode between 1985 to 1986 and now these transforming vehicles are coming back with a new and original M.A.S.K. comic book debuting from IDW.
According to writer, Brandon Easton, “This is a M.A.S.K. for the 21st century with a diverse team of specialists who are chosen for a top-secret program with a painful learning curve. Ultimately, each participant will have to choose a side — and no matter which side they choose, the consequences will be great.”
Also, artist Tony Vargas says, “They’ve kept color combinations and vital identifiable components relating to key players.” So, if you are fan of comics books because you like the cool art work and gripping story lines AND if you’re a fan of this animated TV show from the 80s, then you are probably going to be first in line when this comes out!
However, it doesn’t stop there because these days, a comic book is just not enough and so we can also expect to see a feature film made by Paramount Pictures’ Hasbro as part of its Cinematic Universe based on 80s toys and comic books which already includes G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Easton promises that this new M.A.S.K. will look very different in some ways. “We won’t be going too grim, gritty or dark. However you’re not going to see a teenage kid riding a cowardly robot across the battlefield.”
So, we can look forward to a whole new era of this beloved TV show in the form of a new M.A.S.K. comic book with a feature film in the works to indicate that we are in this for the long haul. We couldn’t be happier to see our old TV show revamped for a new, fresh audience! Take a flashback to the original cartoon: