The guy who did The Flames of Gyro created a 312-episode webcomic over the course of six years and nobody told me.

*This makes me really happy. It could be the oldest news in the world, but you're gonna hear about it again.

Jay Disbrow was a latecoming Golden Age comics artist, having signed on with the S.M. Iger Studio in 1950. He worked on books like Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, then moved on to some pre-Code horror work with Star (Ghostly Weird Stories) and educational stuff with Gilberton (Classics Illustrated Special). But it wasn't until 1979 that Disbrow made history.

BEHOLD, an era's dawn:

As far as anyone seems to know, this was the first original comic book published by Fantagraphics. Occasionally you'll read newspaper articles or whatnot hinting that it was Love and Rockets, or something like that, but readers of this site hold the truth within their hearts. Valgar Gunnar, man... he's truth. Look at that fucking rocket ship. It's blasting off into the future of comics. Over the course of 32 b&w magazine-sized pages, Gunnar roasts the machinations of villainy like strips of meat skewered on a rotisserie, slathered in the cucumber sauce of justice. All is wrapped in the pita bread of romance. More here.

So imagine my surprise and delight upon finding Aroc of Zenith, a webcomic Disbrow produced weekly from January 9, 2000 to December 25, 2005, in the style of a vintage Sunday newspaper adventure strip. This is great for several reasons, not the least of which is that an artist of Disbrow's generation even made such extensive use of online publishing to release such a large body of work to the public. Also: the guy who did The Flames of Gyro made a 312-page webcomic. You need nothing else. Read forever.