I saw this article today on Pulse and thought I’d give my two cents about it and the genre as a whole. So, you’ll have to forgive me if I skip the introductions for now. After all, I do have my priorities. I will say that my name is Jerry and it’s a privilege to yell at all of you though.
Being an old-fashioned kind of guy, I like a good detective or adventure comic now and again. There’s just something about the writing style and the art that
makes you believe you’re actually in Omaha in 1939, or off on a high-flying adventure through the jungles of Africa. I’m not sure what it is, but these types of comics seem to have a certain power over me. It could be that I grew up always looking at the art of Frank Frazetta and Alberto Vargas. If you don’t know who they are try looking them up; you won’t regret it. It could be that I just like scantily clad girls, old cars, and fist fights…I’m not sure.
Whether it’s the art that grabs you, the story-telling, or the nostalgia, there’s no arguing that these comics have cemented their place in our culture. Now, I know that you’re probably thinking to yourself, “But those are comic books, not webcomics.” Well, first off, stop talking to yourself, it’s not healthy. Secondly, you’re wrong. Aside from the two I’ve linked earlier in this article, there are dozens, if not hundreds more out there. And, much like any webcomic, they are all just waiting for you to find them. All you have to do is look for them.
Modern Pulp has quite a few, as does Supernatural Crime. Go give them a look. The pulp community for webcomics seems to be a fairly close-knit one. So, chances are, one comic will link to another comic and so on and so on. You could probably find quite a few gems just by checking the link pages of the comics you like.
So, go give some of these comics a try. Who knows, you just might like them. Think of them as classic films but without the poor sound quality.