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Webcomic / '32 Kick-Up

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In 1930's Chicago, two naive kids, through a mix of bad luck and even worse decisions, join forces with a vigilante to take on the mob. In their adventure, they learn about themselves and the world around them, and they might not like some of the things they learn.
— Silly Rookie

Running since 2016, '32 Kick-Up is a Fighting Series set in Chicago during The Great Depression in a world of Inkblot Cartoon Style Funny Animals who live alongside humans.

Centered on two kids, the arrogant Patricia-Marie and her best friend Calloway, who end up fighting mobsters to rescue Calloway's older cousin with the help of a vigilante who Patty idolizes. Clearly inspired by Shōnen series, to the point that it has speed lines and Japanese sound effects.

Updates sporadically. Can be read here.

This comic provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Vet is known through the newspapers as the Bridgeport Bruiser, a street vigilante who fights criminals. Patty worships her.
  • Animesque: Despite it's cartoony designs and taking place in America, it utilizes speed lines and Japanese sound effects.
  • Action Girl: Patty, Vet, and Margaret have shown themselves to be righteous ass-kickers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Patty gets to team up with her idol.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Robinson doesn't seem to like being part of the Unholy Three, but the pay is important to him.

Chapters of this series provide examples of:

  • Chekhov's Gun: We see Calloway's Lucky bat in Chapter 3 before it's finally used from the end of Chapter 5 onwards.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: The chapter Funny Ways is just about Patty bringing Calloway along on a fishing trip with her grandfather.
  • Squee: Patty when she realizes that Vet is her idol the Bridgeport Bruiser.