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The Mask Stamp by OkdroMasterOfRunes The Mask Stamp by OkdroMasterOfRunes
A fact that many Mask fans either don't know or ignores in favour of the lighthearted gimmicks of the so called "True Mask" Stanley Ipkiss.

Well let me tell you somethin', the Mask was originally a comic were the first wearer Stanley Ipkiss was a homicidal maniac who was later killed. Here's a link for proof: [link]
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PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Yeah....but the comic was mega creepy.
monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never actually know about that, because i was mostly familiar with the animated series.
alphabet30725 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
i knew that. but the comic was scary
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Writer
I know it did, but I like the movie version better. Less body count and funnier.
Maetch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Comic > Cartoon > 1st Movie

I put the cartoon ahead of the movie because it includes Walter. The second film never existed.
PharohBacon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
the movie aint bad but i would kill to get my hands on the original comic.
twofacetoo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hi. I'm here to rub it in.
alzircon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of ALL of the spin offs, the animated series were my favourite.:#1:
ChibiMotherFan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Thank you Nick :3
OkdroMasterOfRunes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are you thankin' me for?
Jesphox11 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Curse Jum Fucking Carrey and his crappy movie
oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
How dare YOU
Jesphox11 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
How dare I? How dare I!? How dare that movie cause the fanbase of the Mask to be a bunch of idiots obsessed with the idea that the Mask makes you Jim Carrey, and how dare that movie have huge plot holes and pointless scenes.
oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
If it wasn't for the movie I would of never known about the comics and people who weren't born in the 80's would of never become fans in the first place.
The movie kept the Mask Alive.

Also don't speak of pointless scenes when the entire comic was one pointless scene after another tied together by one COP, Don't try add depth to something that has none.
Jesphox11 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not talking about depth, I'm talking about literally pointless scenes, like the trip to the psychiatrist and the whole plot point about the Mask only working at night, a plot point which is never brought up again I might add, and serves just so we can have Carrery act like an oaf, well, more then he does normally, and as for keeping it alive, it didn't really, the comic series didn't go on much longer after the movie and cartoon ended to my knowledge, unless you're talking about Son of the Mask, in which case it was better off dead.

Besides, the whole comment you repsonded to was an in-joke between me and a few others, I don't hate the movie, but I don't think it's that great, it's a decent film, but it has it's flaws.
oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Don't ever bring up Son Of The Mask, EVER.

Okay I get it but I have to point out the following
Only works at night: In the comics it was never mention or even hinted about WHAT the mask actually is other than MAGIC. A pinch of depth was added to make it a little more "oooh that's neat!" for the audience {insert Norse god of night and mischief} but more importantly make the then cgi effects look better in the dim light. Same reason Tristar Godzilla never shot in bright sunny weather & don't tell me you absolutely hate it's now ICONIC wooden mask.
Psychiatrist: The psychiatrist was tied in through out the whole movie to tell people how the mask worked.
"We all wear masks,
metaphorically speaking.
<b.We suppress the id,
our darkest desires...</b>
and adopt a more socially
acceptable image."
Something the comic doesn't even bother to do just leaving the readers to assume you just turned into BIG HEAD something they kept doing until after the movie.
Why the comic didn't Last Long: Ironically with the only exception being Superman people find stories about ex dues machinas boring. Sure the Mask is fun in small doses but trying to write legitimate stories with an item that basically gives you UNLIMITED power is really difficult. Reasons why Beyonder, Infinity Gaunlet stories are not written all the time.

Though the movie made BIG HEAD eternally intertwined with Jim Carry it also made The Mask interesting because no longer was it a "get one wish get the rest free". In the comic Stanly was basically an inept homicidal maniac in the movie Stanly was a loser who just wanted to be a little bit cooler (referencing the dream sequence and this quote "it brings your innermost desires
to life").
Jesphox11 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You should not bring up Godzilla when talking to me, ever.

Actually the real reason why the "Night" plot point is there is because it was left over from a previous draft of the script which actually resolved and used that plot point.

You're putting words in my mouth, did I not just say I didn't hate the movie? I just don't idolise it as an amazing piece of cinema, believe it or not, you can like something without loving it to death.

You're right it is difficult to write continous stories, which is why all the storylines in the comic were done in four issues, and spread out between months and sometimes years, hence why the material didn't get stale, also the fact that every wearer was subtly different, with their own quirks and reasons for wearing the Mask.

And if anything, the bringing your inner most desires thing is the complete opposite of what Big Head is, the Mask in the comics subverts the wearers will and turns them into what it wants, if you read the Mask Stikes Back, you see people trying to use the Mask to release their desires, and failing to make the Mask bend to their will.

I would have thought the debate would have been settled when I said I didn't hate the movie, I am allowed to not like everything in a fandom after all, I don't like Tristar Godzilla, I don't like Dragon Ball Evolution, I don't like every Final Fantasy game, I could go on, but I won't
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