Dark Horse Presents

Private Eyes from Dark Horse Comics Dark Horse Presents made its debut in 1986 as a monthly comic book showcase/anthology for writers and artists for the then-upstart Dark Horse Comics. It was actually the first comic book they published, and served as their flagship title until it ended its initial run in September 2000. The … Continue reading Dark Horse Presents

Criminal

Created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips No, the long-running, Eisner-winning CRIMINAL comic book series, written by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, isn't a P.I. comic. Not really. But with stuff this good, who cares? Criminal began in October 2006, initially published by Marvel's Icon imprint, and followed the crimes (successful and otherwise) and misadventures of … Continue reading Criminal

Dan Farraday

Created by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips It's about time writer Brubaker and his partner in crime, Phillips, introduced a private eye into their long-running, Eisner-winning Criminal series. But why'd it take so long? Since the series began back in 2006 as a limited series, published by Marvel's Icon imprint, it's been a wild ride full … Continue reading Dan Farraday

Dr. Occult

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Okay, I was wrong. For years, I've speculated that hard-boiled private eye Slam Bradley was the earliest and longest runnung series character created by DC Comics, predating both Superman and Batman. But it turns out I was wrong. That honour goes to private detective DOCTOR OCCULT, who made his debut … Continue reading Dr. Occult

Sasha Bordeaux

Created by Greg Rucka and Shawn Martinbrough "Hey, it's Bruce Wayne. How can I refuse?" Sasha to Lucius Fox, upon being offer the job of Wayne's bodyguard Don't you hate it when stupid things happen to great comic book characters? After quitting the Secret Service, SASHA BORDEAUX decides to go private as a bodyguard, and soon … Continue reading Sasha Bordeaux

Slam Bradley

Created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel SLAM BRADLEY, the original two-fisted, fightin'-mad (and occasionally pipe-sucking) comic book shamus, slugged his way through the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio in the pages of Detective Comics, the comic book response to the hard-boiled crime and detective pulps of the time. Slam loved a good brouhaha (eyes … Continue reading Slam Bradley

Christopher Marlowe

Created by Martin Rowson British cartoonist Martin Rowson's The Wasteland, a 1990 graphic novel, is a surrealistic mash-up of -- and cockeyed tribute to -- T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and the work of Raymond Chandler. But don't let that scare you away... T.S. Eliot was, of course, a literary big shot (and a crime fiction … Continue reading Christopher Marlowe

Peter Gunn

Created by Blake Edwards (1922-2010) Suave, sophisticated, hep to the jive, groovin' to the oh-so-cool jazzbo-beat, PETER GUNN was like nothing ever seen before on television or anywhere else, really. He was a new kind of eye. While other dicks hung out in rundown offices, swilling rotgut, living hand to mouth, loners till the end, … Continue reading Peter Gunn