From Aegis Studios, the people who brought you Dry Spell, the hilarious indie romantic comedy, comes a web series about a woman who revives her grandmother's superhero career. Starring Sierra Holmes as Diana Bowman (aka The Masque), and written and directed by Travis Legge, individual episodes are available for download for just 99 cents on DriveThruRPG.com, or for $4.99 you can stream the first story arc on Amazon.
"Diana Bowman, granddaughter of a Golden Age superhero, discovers the truth of her family heritage upon inheriting her grandmother's worldly possessions. Seeing how awful the world is, and inspired by her grandmothers youthful crusades, Diana adopts the identity of the Masque and begins patrolling the city as a vigilante hero. With the assistance of a retired superhero from the 1940s the Masque begins a series of adventures fighting crime and standing for justice.
"Starring Sierra Holmes (VH1 Scream Queens, Piranha 3DD ) as Diana Bowman/The Masque, Tim Stotz (It's Complicated, Monster Mash) as Dr. Andy Bryant/Captan Future, Alejandro Rodriguez (Widdershins, Monster Mash) as Spectro, Elise Schultz (STALKER, Poetic) as Smoke, Matthew Roeling (Jimmy's Basement, Memoirs of a Stinky Sofa) as the Daring Devil, Kitsie Duncan (Monster Mash, What They Say, Mother's Blood) as The Woman in Red, Jolene M. Aldus (What They Say, Headline News) as Octobriana and MANY more!" -- from The Legacy of the Masque's IndieGoGo page.
Each episode starts with a voice-over explaining that Rockford, Illinois--where the series was filmed and takes place--is the ninth worst city for crime, according to the FBI. The Masque has taken up the mantle of her grandmother to fight back against this crime.
The series starts with Masque rescuing a lone girl being robbed by two brutes. After the girl leaves, Masque returns home to chat with her mentor only to discover a super villain is afoot. And not just any super villain, one who can read minds and possibly expose Masque's secret identity!
A fun super hero series with quite a few nods to the Golden Age of comics, Legacy of the Masque is a must-watch.
If you can't get enough Legacy of the Masque and want to dive even deeper into their story and characters, Aegis Studios also puts out gaming material using the d20 system. This way, you, too can play as Masque, Captain Future, Spectro, or an original character against those from the series.
Legacy of the Masque Arc 1 streaming on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Masque-Arc-1/dp/B008WGHDBS
Legacy of the Masque Facebook official page: https://www.facebook.com/whoistheMasque
Legacy of the Masque on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2186881/
Legacy of the Masque individual episodes and gaming materials on DriveThruRPG: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?cPath=559_8998