Weird World of Webcomics: King of the Unknown
There are many myths and urban legends surrounding Elvis Presley – everything from alien abduction to working as an undercover DEA agent. Perhaps one of the funniest I’ve come across in recent memory just happens to be the premise of a webcomic called KING OF THE UNKNOWN.
Created by Marcus Muller, a one man shop (writer, penciller, inker, colorist), King of the Unknown is ample parts supernatural adventure and action comedy which finds “The King” very much alive and kicking as a paranormal investigator. Imagine, if you will, Hellboy – only replace a chiseled demon with a stone hand for an overweight rock icon with a peanut butter/banana sandwich. Toss in a cast of equally “mythical” creatures (Masters of the Unknown) and you’ve got a recipe for fun… and badassery.
Each story arc (technically there’s only one thus far) is gleefully broken up into its own “feature” – complete with a movie poster/title card – and features an animated style of art that lends itself well to the campy plots and eccentric characters (like Vinny, da Vinci’s soul trapped in a robot). The first arc, “I’d Lose My Head Without You” finds (clearly dysfunctional, yet effective) The King on assignment with FBI Agent Connor as they hunt down a unique version of the Headless Horseman. Bodily fluids and lurid sexual acts abound.