Doc Savage and young adult reading of Raymond Chandler and Jim Thompson has turned into a full-on curiosity and exploration of lively action, adventure, and - let's face it - simply written fiction that demands the reader turn the page. (It also helps that one of my Comic Related pals is very knowledgeable - and extremely active - in pulp circles.)
Since I'm always on the look for expanding my pulp palate, I took advantage of an offer on the Comic Related forum - a one-shot story, "Pulptress: Black Mask, Big City" by Tommy Hancock of Pro Se Productions.
Without spoiling it, it was a piece of good, old fashioned entertainment, and I mean that in the best sense of the word.
We live in a time when much of our popular culture is influenced and driven by much of past. "Black Mask, Big City" is a pretty solid tale - yes, it does read a little anachronistically (it took me a few moments to realize that it took place in the 1940s), but in all honesty, it was a pretty engaging read.
At a time when I've reevaluating my entertainment purchases (Ramen noodles don't buy themselves, you know), I might just want to take a step backward if only to enjoy other entertainment moving forward.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go reread The Spider Vs. The Empire State.....