Red Mask (Character)

Created by: George West

1st appearance: Best Comics #1 1939

Red Mask

Nationality: African

Aliases: N/A

Skills and abilities: Skilled fighter

Powers: none

Weapons: none


When the yacht of Colonel Trent wrecks in on the coast of uncharted Africa it looks dire for his crew and passengers as they try to make it though thick jungle to find civilization,, particularly so when Nina and her brother Danny become separated from the rest and find themselves at the mercy of savage natives. However at the last moment they are saved by a man wearing a red mask, this mystery man turns out to be the rightful ruler of the land who has had his kingdom overrun by hostile forces, and now battles them as the Red Mask. While doing this he also helps the stranded Americans.

*notes*  The cover for issue #1 shows a black man in a red mask punching a white man; the cover of issue #2 shows a white man in a red mask on the cover, but the character inside the book is still black. Considered the first costumed Black hero in the history of comics.



Marcus Roberts

Marcus is a freelance writer and longtime comic book collector. He is a husband and father of two. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach with a degree in psychology. He is a moderator for the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) and ICC Anthologies groups and an administrator for the Heroes of Color page on Facebook,and the creator of Project Nexus and The Protector. Written credits include Jennifer Rash's Dream Angel , and from ICC Publishing, IHERO 3,Imperia: The Chaos of Calamity and ICC Magazine (Available on IndyPlanet), and The Protector (Available on Comixology, Indyplanet, and

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