As many of you will know, I run the M.A.S.K. Comics Facebook Page along with this blog. On the morning of the 27th of July, a picture came up on my Facebook Page that I'd shared last year, one related to M.A.S.K. It would appear I'd shared it to my personal page and not on my M.A.S.K. page when I'd initially came across it.
Anyway, I downloaded to my phone and shared it on my page, not thinking very much of it. The image is a fan made poster for a M.A.S.K. Movie -
I've not been very active on my page over the past couple of years. IDW's vision of M.A.S.K. was such a let down and left me a bit deflated.
What happened was quite extraordinary... The average number of people that my post reach is around 1,000+ - maybe as much as 2000+ on a good day.
The number of people reached with this post just grew and grew as people engaged with it. There were a lot of people who were understandably let down as they thought it was a genuine movie poster.
As the the views grew, so did the comments, likes and shares. My page likes have grown by 50% in just a matter of days.
During the course of the few days, I managed to find the creator of this image - Pascal Kleefeld. You can check out his FB Page here to support him.
The current number of people reached as of now (19:56 on 31/07) 338,091.
I do appreciate that these figures will be skewed slightly - eg, if I shared on my page my friends may see it as they scroll through their FB feeds would probably be a count - even if they didn't take notice or engage with it.
However, I think what this post has proved is that there is a desire for M.A.S.K. to make a return. Not as that bastardised version from IDW but the M.A.S.K. that we grew up with and loved.
Due the boost that this has given to my page, it has also given me a boost of hope - given me my hopes that we will get M.A.S.K. back. But, I think we, as fans of M.A.S.K. really need to push this forward.
You can see from above that that stats are great on this - but they could be so much better. I really think that all M.A.S.K. sites and fans need to all group together. We need to drive this momentum forward.
But what can we do?
The more we Like, Share and Comment on posts related to M.A.S.K. the better. If we use hashtags - there are already three I regularly use - #assembleMASK #MASKcomics and the one created by Mike Quakenbush, #MASKcrusade - perhaps, just perhaps we can get M.A.S.K. trending.
So, where do we start?
Well, as that post has already proved so popular, let's like, comment and share the hell out of - you can access the original post from this link. Remember and hashtag it.
There are a number of other images and posts I've recently shared - please like, share and comment on those also.
But this isn't just about my page - there are plenty of M.A.S.K. Pages and FB pages that you can like and interactive with -
- Agents of M.A.S.K. - AOM FB Page
- Boulder-hill.net - Boulder Hill FB Page
- Matt-Trakker.com - Matt Trakker FB Page
- M.A.S.K Comics, Movie, Toys Etc. FB Page
- M.A.S.K. Comics FB Page