Michael Mason here is modeled after ESPN hockey analyst and former coach Barry Melrose, with his slicked back mullet and designer suits he looks like he could just as easily be a distinguished southern redneck gentleman as opposed to an old hockey roughneck from Saskatchewan.

Now that he’s finally made an appearance I can say Mason is kind of a mix of J. Jonah Jameson and the Kingpin, this might be a bit of a spoiler but part of the inspiration behind the character and his part of the story was one of the earliest Kingpin stories from way back in the day.

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