Euro-Masks

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We’ve always celebrated the kinship – both visual and spiritual – between Mexican masked wrestler superheroes and Italian masked anti-heroes and super-thieves. Lee Faulk’s The Phantom was the pre-historic nexus of these two 60’s multi-media offshoot species. Characters like SuperArgo (above) were essentially Phantom knock-offs by way of costuming, with both in-ring exploits and extra-cirricular masked adventuring afoot.

 

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