Saturday, August 8, 2009

Which Man in the Iron Mask?!

Dig this page from DOLL MAN 15, from 1948. It tells the tale of a hideously disfigured criminal who decides to encase his horrendous visage behind an iron mask, never allowing others to gaze upon his embarrassing mug.


How similar to 1964's "Origin of Doctor Doom," from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL 2 (below), huh? Victor Von Doom hides his accident-caused distorted puss behind an iron faceplate, swearing vengeance upon anyone unlucky enough to view his bare kisser...


Sure, they both take inspiration from the classic MAN IN THE IRON MASK novel by Alexandre Dumas, but these twin tales of terror sure seem similar....

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