Masked is a new title from Titan Comics by Serge Lehman and Stéphane Créty that offers a different sci-fi spin on superheroics. The story begins when mysterious technological anomalies start springing up all over the place, inspiring one traumatized vet to take on a new role to protect the city of Paris.

The Anomalies are machines that seem to appear out of nowhere and grow on their own, but no-one understands what they are for. Everything changes when one of them takes human form and attempts a public assassination. Veteran Frank Braffort witnesses the attack, and while we haven't seen it for sure yet, it's a safe bet that he's the one who'll put on the costume seen on the covers, with the mask covering his face and the distinctive scar over his eye.

Masked #1 features five different covers, and comes out November 23.

 

Art by Stéphane Créty
Art by Stéphane Créty
Art by Stéphane Créty
Art by Stéphane Créty
COVER B – Benjamin Carré
COVER C – Steve Kurth
COVER D – Stéphane Créty
COVER E – Stephan Perger

 

Here's the official word from Titan:

Frank Braffort has returned from war suffering from PTSD, but he is thrown headfirst into a terrifying new reality where phenomena, called Anomalies, appear out of nowhere. Facing this mysterious and lethal enemy, Braffort is called on to go into battle once again for the safety of the city!