Webcomic profile: Earth P.D.
Earth P.D.
1940s public domain superheroes trying to save their multiverses from extinction.
Last update: 20th Nov 2017, 4:00 AM
Graphic Violence / Gore
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Forgotten public domain superheroes from the 1940s unite against a malevolent force that threatens to devour not only their worlds but their entire multiverse. Many superheroes from the 1940s were left behind when the Golden Age died. Copyrights were not renewed and these characters were left out in the cold. A few survived into the Silver Age and life renewed. But not all were so lucky. This is the story of those characters which were lost, but not fully forgotten.

This comic started out as an experiment to recreate the four-color print process from the 1940s. on crappy newspaper in a digital manner?" Well I'm still working out many of the kinks. Inking was done in Illustrator but changed back to steel nibs and fiber pens. Distressing the pages for that 1940s look is an on-going project. But all in all I think it's doable. Just a hell of a lot of extra work.

Book One: A being of power brings together a stretchy guy, a strong purple dead man, a man composed of blue flame, and woman who can turn invisible. They are The Phenomenal Phour who beat back the underground threat of the mole men.

Book Two: Secret Origins of a god, a really strong red guy, a guy the size of a fly, a man in some high tech armor, and a tiny woman with wings.

Book Three: A female scientist who creates her own web shooters and a master of the dark arts share this third title of the series. http://earthpd.thecomicseries.com/comics/62/


Long time comic reader—new comic creator. I remember buying those early Marvel books in 1961. The artists that influenced me were: Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Will Eisner, and Wally Wood. The 40–50s is the style I draw.

The Earth P.D. series recreates the look and feel of the books from the 1940s. I use only the 64-color palette with no special effects from Illustrator or Photoshop. Penciling is still done on paper and scanned in. Inking was done digitally but I've gone back to steel nibs and fiber pens. All color is flat tones using patterns of Ben-Day dot and lines to create shifts in tonal quality.

It's still a work in progress but with each page I find unique solutions to new problems.

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I like this so far :)
JMRonk, go read Amazing Spider-Man #4 and you'll see the correlation. These are the books I grew up with thus the nostalgia.
First off sorry for the delay. more than a dozen prints needed created before the December con. And that meant the comic needed put on the back burner. But I'm back now.

So the fight heats up and Spider Queen realizes she is better… faster… stronger… than ever before. But she's still facing a deadly killer.

And will Blue Flame show up in time to scold her for engaging with the Mist? Probably because he's a 1940s chauvinistic man. Just like the Mist.
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I like how this series has an old school feel to it!