The origin of M.A.S.K
M.A.S.K (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) is a special task force of volunteers led by Matt Trakker with transforming vehicles and special helmets call mask they engaged in an ongoing battle against V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem). According to the mini-comics that come with earlier toys, Andy Trakker, Matt’s kid brother, was the genius behind the blueprints for the masks, vehicles and weapons.
Origin Story – M.A.S.K Mini Comics
Before M.A.S.K. and V.E.N.O.M. existed, they were all part of an organization dedicated to preserving peace throughout the world. Andy Trakker, Matt’s kid brother, also worked for the organization, and he created blueprints of masks, vehicles and weapons that were designed to surprise and deceive the enemy. Miles Mayhem did not like the fact that he wasn’t getting any publicity for his work because they worked anonymously. He became power hungry.
One morning, they had arranged to have a meeting to discuss Andy’s inventions. Matt arrived late, only to find the organization headquarters ablaze and his kid brother on his death bed. Mayhem had double crossed them, and stolen the blueprints! Fortunately, Mayhem only had time to escape with half the plans. And so, He went on to use his half of Andy Trakker’s inventions to form V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem), an organization dedicated to his evil quest for power. Matt Trakker used the other half to combat evil with M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand).
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M.A.S.K cartoon series (1985 – 1986)
Season 1 of the cartoon focused mainly on the vehicles and characters from the original 1985 toy line. More characters were introduced as the line expanded with a second wave in 1986. Season 2 of the show featured a racing theme to correspond with the theme of the third wave M.A.S.K. toys. A major difference in the first season is by the second, VENOM agents knew the personal identities of the MASK team.
M.A.S.K was a popular cartoons series that span over 1985 – 1986. Season 1 had 65 episodes and Season 2 (or popular known as Racing Series) had only 10 episodes. It was produced by DIC Enterprises, Inc.
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Doug Stone – Matt Trakker, Hondo MacLean, Dusty Hayes, Bruce Sato, Boris Bushkin, Nash Gorey, Bruno Sheppard, Maximus Mayhem
Mark Halloran – Buddy Hawks, Ace Riker, Sly Rax, Cliff Dagger, Duane Kennedy
Brendan McKane – Alex Sector, Floyd Malloy, Miles Mayhem, Jacques LaFleur, Nevada Rushmore
Graeme McKenna – Brad Turner, Calhoun Burns, Julio Lopez, T-Bob
Sharon Noble – Gloria Baker; Vanessa Warfield, MASK Computer
Brennan Thicke – Scott Trakker
Brian George – Lester Sludge, Ali Bombay