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The Mask Strikes Back Issue 1

Ben was a character from the comic series of The Mask Strikes Back.


Ben was a fan of Big-Head along with Rick, Hugo and Archie who hung out at Archie's apartment.

His main hobby was rock music and had dreams of being a famous rock star. He also had a habit of calling his friends "Snacky" which constantly annoyed them.

Rick found a mysterious jade coloured mask which gave it's wearer the looks, characteristics and powers of Big-Head. He later put it on after Rick had previously worn it and discarded it, saying he couldn't think clearly while wearing it.

He then became a green headed rock star version of Jimi Hendrix and set out to seek his fortune. He then got a gig at a place called the "Kamikaze Klub" under the alias of Jimme Hydrox. However he soon found out he couldn't control the mask's powers when he suddenly transformed from a rock star to a romantic singer, making the audience boo, hiss and throw produce at him.

Walter also appeared and they fought. Ben then fled and hid in an alley where he removed the mask and decided it was only best for making nightmares come true.

Later Hugo and Archie took turns in wearing it with bizarre consequences: Hugo was seeing the world in a terrifying nightmarish way when he wore it and Archie wore it to be a crime fighter but had the same problems as Rick and Ben in controlling himself with the powers it granted. They were also still being pursued by Walter and the police led by Lieutenant Kellaway.

Walter then tried to seize the mask for himself, but when it didn't work for him, he flung it far into the distance, much to Kellaway's annoyance, who had hoped to get rid of it once and for all.

They then all return to Archie's apartment, reminiscing on how much of a weird week it had been and are delighted that the butterfly from the chrysalis has emerged, but are unaware of it later being eaten by a blackbird.