Tony Trent, the Face, a villain who will star in an upcoming novel. The best way to describe it is a super-villain version of Scarface.

The Face first appeared in the Columbia Comics omnibus title Big Shot Comics #1 (May 1940) and continued until issue #62 (January 1946). From issue #63 the feature continued as “Tony Trent” until Big Shot #104, the final issue of the series. Apart from appearing in Big Shot, The Face also had two issues of his own title (1941-1942), as well as two as Tony Trent (1948).[1]

Passing into the public domain, The Face was revived for the 2008 limited series Project Superpowers, published by Dynamite Entertainment.

This artwork was done by Freddie Williams II. I’ll post a color version tomorrow.