Review: Masks and Mobsters #1 from @Williamson_Josh @MikeSHenderson @Monkeybrain_Inc
Short Version: Just buy it. Masks and Mobsters is $.99, well written, beautifully drawn, and has a really interesting core idea.
Writer: Josh Williamson
Artist: Mike Henderson
Masks and Mobsters from Josh Williamson is the newest book in the Monkeybrain Comics line. This first issue has some really fantastic art from Mike Henderson, although it is an anthology book with a rotating cast of artists’ takes on the theme of the mob pushing back against the super heroes trying to clean up Golden City. It’s a gritty, crime noir-inspired super hero story, which is every bit as good as it sounds. Masks and Mobsters #1 introduces us to mob enforcer Bobby Silver, who is tasked by his boss to find out who has been tipping off superhero Doctor Daylight of the mob’s moves. Things start moving quickly and the bodies start dropping before too long, as we learn who the rat is. Honestly, the whole thing is fantastic, made better by the fact that it is only $.99. It’s compelling throughout, well-paced, and I can’t wait to see the next issue.
It’s been a great week for comics this week, but this is one of the easiest recommendations I’ll make to you. Masks and Mobsters is only $.99 from Comixology, weighs in at 14 pages, and is worth every penny (and then some). It’s an interesting idea with great execution. Pick it up.