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MASKast 28: Mini Comic Read-Along & Review

Podcast #28: Mini Comic Read-Along & Review
Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Hello Maskasters! We've got a great episode for you this time with a special guest! Jason and Wyatt welcome back Erik, the creator and admin of Boulder-Hill.Net! Other than running an awesome M.A.S.K. website, Erik is also a comic book collector. Who better to tag along as we review the mini comics?

If you'll remember, the mini comics were actually free when you purchased M.A.S.K. vehicle toys. And for being just a bonus to the toys, they were very well written and illustrated in such a confined space. We invite you to pull them out of your own collection or visit the comics tab on Boulder-Hill.Net and follow along with MASKast 28! We'll be going through each comic page-by-page and then add our comments, comparing to the M.A.S.K. universe and animated series. And we've even added a sound effect like the readalong books back in the day, so you'll know when it's time to turn the page! Enjoy!

Stream MASKast 28 below via our Mixcloud archive or Stitcher Radio...

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  1. Gents,

    Firstly, thank you for the mention on this episode of your blog. It's taken me a bit of time to get round to listening to it but I'm glad that you have the Buzzsprout option so that I can download onto my phone and listen to it in the car.

    I thought I'd message you re some points that you brought up.

    In the UK the comics were published by IPC/Fleetway - technically the same company but the name Fleetway was used after part of the company was sold off.

    The Eagle was another comic by the same publishers and quite often other comics would be merged with it probalby due to a decrease in sales - whether this was due to flagging sales of the Eagle or the other comics I'm not sure. It was a dark day when M.A.S.K. merged with the Eagle and I know that I kind of lost interest at that point - even though I used to buy both comics prior to this.

    The back story in the mini-comics was a great insight into the M.A.S.K. universe. Strangely, on the cartoon DVD package it states that "When investigating the mysterious death of his brother, MATT TRAKKER uncovers an international organisation known as VENOM" - however there is no mention of this in any of the cartoons.

    As you so rightly point out, in the comic Matt and Miles worked together but in the cartoon Miles doesn't know who the M.A.S.K. team members are - until the racing series. (With one episode exception but he forgets who they are after the Crystal Skull is destroyed).

    In the UK Comics, the back story has Joe Trakker as being Matt's brother - who is subsequently killed with the rest of the original M.A.S.K. team in an ambush by Mayhem. Therefore, in the UK comics each team know their opponents.

    Another point I agree with you on is the use of "The" before a vehicle name. This is so unbelievably irritating.

    Anyway, looking for to your next blog.


  2. Scott, thanks so much for the follow up and insight into the UK comics. I had forgot the direct download from Buzz sprout so glad that accommodated you. Still doesn't solve that our podcast library still cannot be downloaded but I guess we'll deal with that another time. Anxious for more from your blog as well!

  3. Skydrive or Googledrive? Listeners may have to provide email addresses for you to share with them though not sure if can be made public.

    Issues with Laptop at the moment - running too slow. Tried to sort out last night but ended up giving up at midnight!

  4. It was a blast to be on the show again. I've uploaded the first issue of the DC 4 issue run to my site. I've also redone the formatting to make it all flow better.


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