Dark Horse has brought back The Mask in a new limited series, made famous by the 1994 movie of the same name starring Jim Carrey. The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask! is a four-issue mini-series written by Halt and Catch Fire’s co-creator Christopher Cantwell and drawn by Patric Reynolds.
“In a time when we’re constantly being bombarded from every corner by absurdity, amorality, public violence, pure chaos, apathy, and real moral darkness in the country, it felt like no better time than to bring the original punk underground spirit of The Mask back to confront where we are as a nation,” Cantwell said in a statement. “The Mask has been gone for nearly 20 years, and now, the world is completely on f—ing fire. The world is ANGRY, HATEFUL, SPLITTING AT THE SEAMS. There is no truth anymore. There is only hysteria and a cacophony of disparate shouting voices. There is so much institutional crime on an ethical and moral scale that it washes over you in waves of misery that also sadly have the effect of dental novocaine. Worse, a lot of people seem to LOVE IT.”
Cantwell’s previous comic work includes the Berger Books series She Could Fly and the forthcoming Everything!.
The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask! #1 is set to release in October.