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).
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.