3 Mysterious Characters, and a Man Who Could Fly
If you're looking for a review or my take on the Pulp Fiction movie featuring the comeback of John Travolta you're in the wrong place. Websters dictionary defines Pulp Fiction as: dealing with lurid or sensational subjects, often printed on rough low quality paper manufactured from wood pulp. Origin 1950-1955 Americanism.
My version of Pulp Fiction is The Shadow, The Spirit, The Phantom, and the Rocketeer. Seriously the Rocketeer? Yep and when we get there you will see why. First though lets talk about the first three. The names alone give me visions of fog, dark alleys, and evil afoot. That they all were created between 1930 and 1940 is fitting, that they all had a mysterious dark quality about them is a bonus, and the impact they have had and still have on comic books today is nothing less than phenomenal. Would Batman be Batman without the first three, would Deadman be half as good without them, heck name any dark brooding character of comics and you can see the "mask" the scarf, and the skull behind them.