Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger, The Spider. These were all examples of the Hero Pulps. These were pulp magazines that featured stories of excitement and adventure with each issue featuring the same hero and his sidekicks on a new adventure. In many ways these were the pre cursers of today's comic books, movie and television series. If you know what I am talking about, then I want to hear from you.
So here is a question for all you fans of the Hero Pulp magazines: If you could read a new pulp magazine with a new pulp hero, what would your preference be -- a "period: setting, adventures set in the 1930's/1940's (the era of the classic pulp magazines) or a contemporary setting, adventures that take place today in 2010/2011?
I am really seriously trying to find out what hero pulp fans prefer. Can these old style of heroes be translated to modern times, or do they belong in the era that spawned them?
More importantly would you read a hero pulp adventure that was set in modern times with a hero who has to deal with modern problems in a modern way or would you rather read of a two-fisted hero in simpler times dealing with simpler problems?
This is market research so your answers will be highly influential in the direction in which Rage Machine Publications is going to take an upcoming project. What's more each reader who responds with a coherent answer will get a mention in the upcoming project either as an acknowledgment or with their name or internet name mentioned in the story.
If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best without giving away too many spoilers.
I am breathless with anticipation.
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