Cobarde is the familiar here, and also one of the coolest masks ever designed in lucha libre history.
More forgotten masks with nifty designs in this bunch, although Dick Angelo and Dama Esmascarada are more familiar than many of the others, being well photographed in earlier era’s magazines. “Dr. Galaxia” just sounds so early 80s sci-fi-ish and has … Continued
Today’s grouping is a real who’s-who of WHO THE HELL IS THAT? Some fantastic designs though. The “Jalisco” mask with landmark architecture is absolutely inspired. The monster mask at the end was likely a rubber Halloween deal grafted onto a … Continued
Pioneering high-flyer Lizmark is the biggest name in this barch. “Misterio” is no relation the “Rey Misterios.” I’m wondering if “Mister Kat” is pre or post-Tiger Mask? The “Medusa” design is the coolest thing ever…
More obscure names here. Olimpico is the only mask I recognize, but this is likely an earlier incarnation of the more recent star.
Scored several vintage lotería card sheets recently. I’ll put up 10 or so close-up images at a time for the next several weeks. No reliable way to know when they were done, but I’m guessing from the roster they are sometime … Continued
Saturday August 17th at the Latino Comics Expo in Long Beach, CA, I ran the best panel I’ve ever done or been involved with. Entitled “Bring on The Lucha Heroes: 60 Years of Mexican Masked Wrestlers in Comics” it consisted of a half-hour … Continued
Born from the multi-media traditions of Tiger Mask, Ultimo Dragon is launching a series of graphic novels that lend a time-spanning mythos to his distinctive mask. I love the Shadow/Spider pulp-era incarnation of Dragon! Our pal Dan Madigan of Mondo Lucha-a-Go-Go fame … Continued