Abner Mead, a small-time politician, was having a hard time competing to be Edge City’s next mayor. With no one in his corner, Abner was ignored by the public. However, his political career gets turned upside down once he stumbles on the Mask. When all the political candidates will say and do almost anything to get votes, there is no telling what Big Head will do when he enters the race.
Empowered with the Mask, Abner climbs the political ladder with a new approach. When his humble words fell on deaf ears, wearing the Mask and causing some mayhem will sure get people’s attention. As Big Head, Abner fulfills some revenge against his traitorous benefactors and rivals. Racking up a body count, Big Head even outs the competition and makes his policy known.
Meanwhile, Kathy Matthews and Mitch Kellaway are trying to figure out who is holding the new mantle of Big Head. Each knows the power of the Mask and what will happen if the Big Head isn’t captured. As Mayor of Edge Water, Matthews spares no expense to get eyes and ears around the city looking for Big Head. Kellaway hits the streets to start his investigation. But coming out of retirement has its consequences. Revisiting Edge City brings out the demons of his past, and it’s got a familiar green face.
I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask marches on as an unapologetically look at violence and politics. Christopher Cantwell draws out the great tradition of the over the top antics of the Mask’s ultra-violent ways. Big Head turns up the heat on the political climate, parodying the real-world issues and presenting a dark reality. Patric Reynolds captures the raw emotions of surprise and shock, pulling no punches to get a little gross at times.
Issue two brings back the cartoonish and wild Big Head in a fun way and re-establishing the character for modern times. Edge City is once again terrorized by the manic, but it could be the very thing the city and comics fans need.