Presidential debates can produce some of the most exciting (well, relatively) moments of a candidate’s campaign. Sometimes it’s a one-liner at the expense of their opponent. Other times it’s an unintentional gaffe or error. Either way, it’s typically some sort of soundbite that gets gobbled up and replayed over and over during the ensuing news cycle. Beyond that, debates give hopefuls for the highest office in the United States an opportunity to present their positions, to refute claims by their opponents, and to generally make a case for themselves. But what happens when one of the candidates is a literal lunatic, an incendiary figure with extreme, polarizing positions, whose wild, seemingly irrational rhetoric appeals to the basest fears and desires of the American people?
The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask, the latest Dark Horse “Big Head” series by Christopher Cantwell and Patric Reynolds, brilliantly eschews the American political system, and highlights the lengths one will go to to win power even when they already have absolute power. Check out a preview, exclusive to The Beat, of the third issue of the darkly hilarious series. The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask #3 goes on sale in comic shops and digitally this Thursday, December 26th.
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Illustrated by Patric Reynolds
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Lettered by Nate Piekos
Covers by Patric Reynolds & Lee Loughridge and Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer
The bestselling comic series that inspired the blockbuster film returns with gruesome hilarity from the showrunner of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and Hellboy’s Patric Reynolds.
In the presidential debate of the century, a woman with a noble cause takes on a deranged, green-headed murderer who promises to provide every tax payer with as much high-tech weaponry as they can carry.