Many fans are excited about Hasbro’s upcoming Cinematic Universe that is going to include many of their popular properties from the 1980’s like M.A.S.K. Today USA Today is reporting that this fall, M.A.S.K. is getting a full on comic book reboot. We have all the details on this below, check it out and let us know what you think AFTER THE JUMP!
This Matt Trakker is a cross between Elon Musk and Idris Elba — Easton describes him as “an engineering genius and intellectual bad boy who has been in search of stability since the loss of his father at an early age.” Matt’s had a troubled adolescence, and as an adult, “he’s given one last chance at redemption: going through the M.A.S.K. boot camp.”
And instead of being a bumbling villain, Miles “Mayhem” Manheim is a master manipulator, brilliant military strategist and control freak whose plans to rule the world are extremely close to fruition.
“V.E.N.O.M. will be a true force. They don’t lose often nor do they accept defeat with grace,” says Easton, promising that the group and its leader will be deadlier than portrayed in the past.
Matt and Miles have almost a father-son bond, the writer adds, but when Matt learns what the older man has done for power, “it provides the catalyst for Matt to stop searching for a ‘role model’ and figure out what it means to follow his own heart and soul.”
The supporting cast also reflects 21st-century occupations and motivations, but will have some familiarity. Easton’s giving V.E.N.O.M. henchman Sly Rax a totally new identity, and he thinks readers will like the two female leads, villainess Vanessa Warfield and heroine Gloria Baker. The latter is one of several characters getting mask upgrades — Gloria’s is capable of “a bunch of cool holographic hacker-interface things,” says Vargas.
The new M.A.S.K. on the whole speaks to the current zeitgeist of constant upgrades and need for immediate gratification, according to Easton.
“Imagine if your car, motorcycle, SUV or yacht could change into a more powerful vehicle complete with state-of-the-art weapons systems and other cutting-edge technology,” the writer says. “The possibilities are as fun as they are disastrous.”