Webcomics: The Ghost Exterminator

A long time ago, Warren Ellis posted a remake/remodel thread on a Ghost Exterminator: The theme said: “The Ghost Exterminator was created   by Gelett Burgess and appeared in Cosmopolitan and possibly a few other   magazines from 1904 through 1906.
The Exterminator is Hoku   Tamanochi, a Japanese San Franciscan who uses an ancient Japanese   formula and his family’s traditional skills to exorcise the ghosts of   San Francisco. Hoku sprays the ghosts with an ancient Japanese powder   when he finds them; this turns them semi-solid, and he then uses a   bellows to capture them. He then seals them in bottles, thus permanently   trapping them.
Hoku is (unwillingly, at first) teamed up with   the nameless narrator, who is Hoku’s friend. The narrator analyzes the   powder and creates a special compound of his own that does the same   thing. He then begins stealing Hoku’s business (some friend, eh?) and   making an additional profit by selling the ghosts, which he can   reconstitute with the help of radium. The narrator eventually fumbles   things and Hoku is forced to save him. The Exterminator stories follow   this pattern: the narrator gets greedy and is initially successful in   using Hoku’s ideas and methods, but eventually something goes wrong and   Hoku is forced to ride in at the last minute and save the day.”

So it took me a while and a bit of research on Japanese History and culture, since I didn’t want to mix facts and dates. For this story, I wanted to use another aspect of webcomics, the scroll down reading.