Specifically: this Manly Guys Doing Manly Things comic reminds me of MWW’s “Blue Monkey.” I certainly hope that Kelly Turnbull understands that that’s a pretty nice compliment, by my standards…
PS: What’s that? You’ve never read Manly Wade Wellman’s John the Balladeer (Appalachian folk-magic*) stories and books? Why, you lucky so-and-so: Baen has a collection of the short stories available. For FREE. I had to join a science fiction book-of-the-month club that it took me a year to extricate myself from, just to get that book. True, it was worth it, but still: technology does have its points.
*And I don’t mean light-and-fluffy folk, either. Wellman didn’t write gore or cosmic horror, but you messed with the supernatural at your peril in the John the Balladeer stories.