QOTD: Why Are Pulp Characters Timeless?

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(L) Flash Gordon's classic starship (R) Duke McQueen's cruiser from Millar's "Starlight"
(L) Flash Gordon’s classic starship (R) Duke McQueen’s cruiser from Millar’s “Starlight”

Between Jeff Parker’s Flash Gordon and Mark Millar’s Starlight, it seems that pulp heroes are all the rage in modern indie comics. What is it about these characters and their themes which keeps drawing creators to them?

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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