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Miss Masque (Golden Age comics)

Miss Masque


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Miss Masque appeared in books by C-list published Nedor back in 1946. As the character ascended to the public domain there would be further versions, notably by AC Comics, but these notes are for the original.

These notes were part of a small run using early resources about Golden Age comics — some researchers published notes on the like of Fortunecity, Geocities, etc. — and Golden Age  characters having predictable stats.


Background

  • Real Name: Diana Adams.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.


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Powers and Abilities

Miss Masque had no superpowers to utilize in her battle against crime. She did, however, possess expert fighting skills and often carried a gun.


History

Miss Masque was in reality beautiful debutante Diana Adams.

Miss Masque stories can be found in the following comics : Exciting Comics nos.51-54, America’s Best Comics nos.23-31, The Fighting Yank nos.22&24, and The Black Terror no.21.

She is also featured in contemporary stories (which I have not read) in Femforce, fighting alongside the Avenger.


Description

Her original costume consisted of a large orange hat with a yellow M on it and with a feather sticking out of it, an orange domino mask, a long-sleeved orange dress with a sideways letter M on the chest, an orange cape, orange boots, and orange gloves. Her hair is blonde.

Her later costume consisted of a much smaller red cap (with feather), red cape, red domino mask, red gloves, red high-heeled shoes, a red short-sleeved, midriff-baring shirt, and a red miniskirt.


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Personality

Miss Masque is a fairly standard tough, vigilante sort. Except that she’s a girl.


Quotes

“Any time a murder takes place, it’s time for Miss Masque to take over !”


DC Universe History

She’s a woman… her name is Diana… heck, why not make *her* the replacement for the Golden Age Wonder Woman ?! You certainly couldn’t do any worse than Byrne’s horrible continuity mishmash !


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Miss Masque

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 07 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: debutante
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 08
Init: 023 HP: 035

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing)*: 06, Detective*: 07, Martial Artist*: 06, Medicine (forensics)*: 07, Thief*: 06, Weaponry*: 06

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye.

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity.

Equipment:
Handgun (sometimes).

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: Obscure Golden Age comics published by Nedor/Standard comics (or Visual Editions ?) .

Helper(s): http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/hartford/103/5intro1.html (defunct).

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