I know there are many outdoor-related adventure novels that can make great company while relaxing on one's own adventure, but are there any outdoorsy comic books?

Perhaps the hero is a hiker with an ability to control the elements or understand animals, helps people and animals in danger, fights evil corporations trying to ruin our natural resources, etc.

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    I could have brainstormed for weeks to list questions that might be asked on this site, and I wouldn't have come up with that one.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Aug 22, 2013 at 21:49
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    Well, there's Mark Trail. Not sure it comes in book form, and he's got no special powers. Aug 22, 2013 at 22:51
  • @DonBranson: It seems that Mark Trail comic books were published in the late 1950s, and not since. Aug 23, 2013 at 1:05
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    I think this question is off-topic here. It has nothing to do with wilderness - one can read comics in the lunch break in the office. Maybe fit to Fantasy.SE or some such. For example compare with this question, which is IMO much more on-topic here, but is closed.
    – Vorac
    Aug 23, 2013 at 8:23
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    @Vorac: I understand it may be stretching the topic a little, but the main point is for a comic that is "wilderness" inspired. Sure, books and comics can be read elsewhere - a person can also start a fire using flint & steel outside of the wilderness as well. Aug 23, 2013 at 20:07

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I do not know of specific comic books other than Ultralight Backpackin' Tips which has cartoon illustrations. However it is far from a comic book. :-)

WhiteBlaze features some comic strips about hiking/thru-hiking on their website. And others have also made some hiking-related comics such as Keith Roberts.

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