Reading is Fundamental…


So I’m sitting here working on some stuff and watching the newest episode of Justified. The dogs are lounging around and eating some food, and I am sipping on a diet soda.

As far as what I have been reading in the comics world, Swamp Thing, Daredevil, and The Shadow have been awesome… but there is one comic that I am kind of beginning to fall in love with. 

First off, I want to make sure that you all know one major thing, I am a fan of the old school style of comics. I’m not talking about anything from the 80’s or 90’s in any way here, I am talking the noir/pulp comics from the 40’s and 50’s.

The Golden Age of Comics so to speak.

My favorite characters are from the Silver age, but to me the great characters from the early days of comics will always have a hold on me.

So the comic that I am talking about right now, is called Masks.


So this comic brings together several legendary characters together in one issue… we have The Shadow, The Spider, The Green Hornet and Kato, Zorro, Black Bat, and is placed as a retelling of a classic story that involves the “Justice Party” in an alternate history New York City,

From Dynamite: The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, the Spider and more in a story that only Dynamite could tell! For the first time EVER, these masked vigilantes are joining together in on EPIC series! It’s 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly-elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider. As the confrontation builds, more masked heroes will join the fight including Black Bat, Miss Fury, Black Terror, Green Lama and many more! When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw!

As a fan of the era’s comics, particularly the horror comics of the 50’s such as “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Haunt of Fear”, so when Gretchen (the awesome manager of the comic shop that I frequent, Comic City 7366 Haggerty Rd  West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 592-3049), I figured “What the Hell, I’ll give it a shot.”

Yeah, glad that I did… Totally AWESOME!