The Talbot Chronicles was a short-lived webcomic that mixed the Universal Horror movies and Film Noir. The protagonist was Larry Talbot, from the Wolf Man movies, who had gone into business as a private eye/monster hunter, trying to make up for his involuntary murderings.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- The Atoner: Talbot.
- Continuity Nod: The villain of the second story arc is almost certainly Elsa Frankenstein, last seen in Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman.
- Deadpan Snarker: Talbot.
- Guile Hero: What Talbot eventually evolves into.
- Hardboiled Detective: Talbot, complete with fedora, trenchcoat, and world-weary internal monologue.
- Karmic Death: In the comic's first story arc, Talbot wolfs out on the villain who'd been faking werewolf attacks.
- Knight In Sour Armor: Talbot.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: The werewolves follow the same rules as the 1940s movie series, with some fudging to cover inconsistencies. For instance, the movies are inconsistent about whether Talbot becomes a werewolf "when the Autumn moon is bright" or "when the moon is full and bright"; in the comic, it's both: Talbot transforms on full moons, and every night during Autumn.
- Private Detective: Talbot.
- Private Eye Monologue: In the second story arc of the webcomic.
- Talbot's bookshelf is full of them, including Dracula, Necronomicon, and The Secrets of Life and Death, Donovan's Brain (by Curt Siodmak, who wrote the screenplay for the original The Wolf Man), ... and two large volumes titled "Our Werewolves Are Different" and "Our Vampires Are Different," both by T. Tropes.
- The list of victims that appears on his desk is full of famous Film Noir and horror characters, specifically: N. Thompson, L. Strode, E. Mars, and J. Cairo.