Masks (2012 mini-series) #1-8 [SET] — Volume 01: The Rise of the Justice Party (All Variant "D" Covers)


Before Superheroes, there were Masks!

The Shadow.

The Green Hornet and Kato.

The Spider.

In 1938, these masked vigilantes operated outside the law, working independently to strike fear into the hearts of Evildoers.

But when the corrupt politicians of the Justice Party transform New York into a fascist state run by mobsters, when an oppressive regime grants jack-booted storm-troopers free rein to imprison, extort, and execute the innocent, when the law and justice itself becomes outlawed...

Justice must be served by Outlaws!

Outnumbered and outgunned, the legendary vigilantes emerge from the shadows to fight!

Together they are joined by the New Zorro, the Green Lama, Miss Fury, Black Terror, and the Black Bat!

Nine renowned pulp heroes, brought together for the first time in an epic conflict of Law vs. Justice!



Collecting the eight-issue mini-series, All Variant "D" covers. 



Masks (2012 mini-series) #1 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Francesco Francavilla)
By Chris Roberson & Alex Ross.
Starring The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider, in a story that only Dynamite could tell! Before superheroes, there were Masks! They've always said it can't happen here… but what if it did? 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. Also, look forward to future appearances of Black Bat, Miss Fury, Black Terror, Green Lama and more! When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw!
Masks (2012 mini-series) #2 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Howard Chaykin)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
Powerful criminals and crooked politicians have taken over New York, and instituted a fascist police state. With the law bent to their own purposes, the so-called "Justice Party" and their army of Black Legion troopers imprison, extort, and execute any citizens who stand in their way. Only vigilantes like the Shadow, Green Hornet, and the Spider have any hope of standing against them, but instead of operating outside the law as they have always done, these masked heroes must now oppose the law in their fight for justice. But they will not be fighting alone, as more men and women don masks and emerge from the shadows to stand alongside them.
Masks (2012 mini-series) #3 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Stephen Segovia)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
With criminals and corrupt politicians in power, the masked vigilantes are on the run. The Spider ventures to Albany to investigate the newly elected governor who has signed all of the unjust measures into law, while Green Hornet seeks to find the secret masters of the Justice Party. The Shadow encounters other heroes who have run afoul of the Black Legions, and still more individuals are inspired to don masks and take to the streets in the name of justice.
Masks (2012 mini-series) #4 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Paul Renaud)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
With the law twisted and perverted to benefit the unjust, those who serve justice have no choice but to operate outside the law. The Spider digs into the shadowy past of the new governor, but what he finds raises more questions than it answers. Back in New York City, the Shadow and Green Hornet are marshaling their forces, as vigilantes and heroes like the Green Lama, Miss Fury, and the Black Terror join their cause. Meanwhile, a blind lawyer and a fugitive artist find themselves standing alone against the might of the Black Legions.
Masks (2012 mini-series) #5 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Jack Herbert)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
The Justice Party tightens its grip on the Empire State, and the vigilantes and heroes are preparing to go on the offensive. The Shadow and the others have gathered enough evidence to prove that the public officials who have established the new fascist police state are merely the pawns of more sinister forces who lurk unseen. No one has heard from the Spider since he left for Albany to investigate the new governor, and he is feared dead, captured, or worse. And while Green Hornet, Black Terror, Miss Fury, and others join the Shadow in preparing to attack the hidden masters of the Justice Party, two fugitives take to the streets as Zorro and the Black Bat.
Masks (2012 mini-series) #6 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Sean Chen)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other heroes have infiltrated the stronghold of the Justice Party, but are they prepared for the dark secrets held within? Meanwhile, the new Zorro and Black Bat stand together, overwhelmed as Black Legion troopers flood the city streets. And what has become of the Spider?
Masks (2012 mini-series) #7 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Francesco Francavilla)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
All hope seems lost. The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other masked heroes are outnumbered, outgunned, and surrounded by the Black Legion forces of the Justice Party, who are bent on expanding their chokehold on the surrounding countryside. Even the arrival of the new Zorro and Black Bat is not enough to turn the tide. But what of the Spider?
Masks (2012 mini-series) #8 (of 8) (Variant "D" Cover - Sean Chen)
By Chris Roberson & Denis Calero. 
Our heroes have finally come face to face with the power behind the Justice Party, and the identity of the mysterious master has been revealed. But now that they've learned the full extent of the Justice Party's plans, is it too late to stop them? And who will be left to serve true justice when the law itself is unjust?