What the hell were we drinking in the early 90’s?
The Punisher and Lobo were huge sellers. I remember starting an argument with a Marvel writer who was bragging that comics were all about body count and he was part of an unofficial competition with other Marvel writers to see who could have the highest in a given month.
And then there was The Mask.
Don’t get me wrong. This is a well written (John Arcudi) series with terrific art by Doug Mahnke. But the over the top violence played for a laugh… the movie with Jim Carrey was tame by comparison.
Judge for yourself. I’ve put my issues — the original mini-series, the sequel and the 1st issue of the on-going (10 issues in all) — on eBay.