An ancient green mask allows it’s wearer unimaginable power to fulfill any desire. It’s been years since the infamous “Big Head” shook up Edge City with the power of the mask. The city has moved on after the last appearance the green menace and Edge City has since rebuild. However, a chance encounter will bring back the mayhem and the green-headed terror starts again. Edge City is pledged by chaos, leading Big Head to reach political aspirations. Now Big Head is on a campaign to clean up the city, then the rest of America.
In the past, Edge City was a city for greed and corruption. Under the care of Mayor Kathy Matthews, the city has turned around its old ways. Aiming to change more than the city, Kathy wants to become the American’s newest president. However, a bizarre murder involving a green-headed criminal sparks a chain reaction from not only Kathy but also retired cop Mitch Kellaway.
A former lieutenant of Edge City police force, Kellaway had spent years stopping the mask from going out of control. He thought he put away the mask forever and retired far away from the city. The report of the killer with a green head brings Kellaway back and his hunt to stop the new mask wearer from causing more trouble.
Writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Patric Reynolds team up for a shocking return for one of comics most over the top anti-heroes. Cantwell aims to take twisted antics green grinning character and place it in a political view. The story has some elements of social commentary on the real-life political climate but retains the dark humor the series is known for. I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask moves closer to a level of realism with Reynolds’ photorealistic art syle. Along with colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer Nate Piekos, there is a stunning level of gritty drama and violence that creates great impact.
The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #1 is a fun re-introduction to an unpredictable character that reminds the world to laugh once and a while, or else a green menace will make it to.