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Dark Horse Day: The Mask’s Best Jokes In His First Appearance In ‘Mayhem’ #1

In 'Mayhem (1989) #1, Stanley Ipkiss puts on the Mask for the first time.
 

DARK HORSE DAY

Writer(s)

John Arcudi


Penciler(s)

Doug Mahnke


Inker(s)

Doug Mahnke


Cover

Chris Warner, Chris Chalenor


Publisher

Dark Horse Comics


Publication Date

May, 1989

IN HUMOR

THE MASK’S BEST JOKES

In 'Mayhem (1989) #1, Stanley Ipkiss puts on the Mask for the first time.
In Mayhem (1989) #1, Stanley Ipkiss puts on the Mask for the first time. Dark Horse Comics.
 

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“TEE HEE.”

To begin, we tell The Mask’s first joke. More of a grin or grimace, it occurs early.

After Stanley Ipkiss has bought the Mask, it gifts it to his girlfriend, Katherine.

At night, he heads for the bathroom finds the Mask on the toilet seat. In fact, he believes she left it there to scare him

At first, Stanley seems to put on the Mask as a practical joke. Surreally, it bonds with his face.

Visibly, Stanley is surprised at the transformation.

In the last three panels, we see The Mask’s expression change as he clenches his fists.

Finally, he looks into the mirror with his trademark grin with a “Tee Hee.”1

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“BUT FIRST…”

In its first appearance, the Mask increases blood lust, aggression and violence. On the street, The Mask briefly gets into a fight.

In fact, he believes he has super powers and attempts to fight back. Soon, he finds himself in the middle of the road.

Unfortunately a car drives by and runs him over. Cowardly, the occupants of the car find he survived and run away.

Though bloody, the Mask instantly heals. There, he utters the responsibility of helping humanity with his super powers.

But, he follows with the humoristic “But first…”

“THANKS FOR THE BEER.”

In his crime spree, the Mask attacks a biker gang that destroyed his car.

Early on, Stanley Ipkiss bought the Mask and the leader of the gang destroyed his car then beat him up.

Now, The Mask gave them payback.

In a very bloody fight, The Mask destroys the criminals. Finally, he survives his chest blown up by a shotgun.

Then, he responds in kind with a machine gun. Finally, he exits the location in flames.

Humoristically, he laughs with “Thanks for the beer.”1

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LINKS

Mayhem Vol 1 1 in Dark Horse Database

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  1. […] in Mayhem (1989) #1, one of the central effects of the Mask is to increase its wearer’s bloodlust. When Stanley […]

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