King Of The Unknown
Created by Marcus Muller
Art by Marcus Muller
King of The Unknown
Release Date: Ongoing
Webcomics typically fall into two categories: either they are rough homemade projects that rely on humor and a compelling story to make up for a lack of art, or they are polished, professional-looking comics that feature a very abstract concept that has relatively no mainstream appeal. The webcomics that can find the space in between those two categories tend to be the ones that generate an audience. Off the top of my head, I can think of several webcomics that have jumped the gap from D.I.Y projects to independent masterpieces including, Evan Dahm’s Rice Boy and Ben Costa’s Shi Long Pang. King Of The Unknown falls into that harmonious middle ground as well with polished artwork and thoughtful storytelling. Marcus Muller has created a comic that has ties to mainstream audiences, yet stays true to the roots of the webcomic community.
At this moment King Of The Unknown is only on its 19th page, which gives enough insight into how this comic will unfold down the road. Essentially, Elvis is alive and well living as a master of the occult. With his sidekick (who is Leonardo Da Vinci’s soul trapped in a robot) Elvis investigates paranormal crimes and strange happenings. King Of The Unknown takes lowbrow humor elements from comics like The Goon and combines it with the paranormal detective aspects of any B.P.R.D comic. I cannot in good conscious say that Marcus Muller does any of those elements as well as Eric Powell or Mike Mignola; however, those two have been at it a while longer.
As a webcomic, King Of The Unknown stands far above most webcomics in terms of art and a polished look. Marcus Muller understands the need for detail, even when he is working with a free medium. Although the story borrows from multiple cult movies, comics, and books, it still is done with a fresh take. Given time, King Of The Unknown will become a jewel in the world of webcomics.