When Dynamite Entertainment announced that David Liss would be writting their new series based on the pulp character, The Spider, I was thrilled. Liss writes some amazing crime-noir (Black Panther) and great period pieces (Mysyery Men). I just read that he is not writing a period piece, instead he is "re-working one of the great pulp characters into a contemporary setting."
I am not happy about the announcement. Not only does the comic not lend itself to the strengths of Liss, but it doesn't do justice to the history of the PULP character. I have read the Shadow in his various comicbook forms since the 70s. The best stories published were from when the character was written in the appropriate timeperiod. There are enough modern characters. Pulp characters should remain written in the past.
What do you think?