Jack Andrews

Created by John Dahl and David W. Warfield The sign says "Licensed Investigator, Confidentiality Guaranteed, 1248 Dahl Av., Reno, Nevada." What it doesn't say is that JACK ANDREWS (played by an impossibly boyish-looking Val Kilmer) is not particularly good at the job. He's a business degree major and a former insurance investigator who's on the skids following … Continue reading Jack Andrews

Brian Devlin & Nick Corsello (The Devlin Connection)

Created by John Wilder In The Devlin Connection, a short-lived TV series from the early eighties, slick, sophisticated, independently wealthy man-about-town BRIAN DEVLIN (played by Rock Hudson) is retired after a long and successful career as a high-class private eye with branches all over the world. He takes on a prestigious position as Director of the … Continue reading Brian Devlin & Nick Corsello (The Devlin Connection)

Jim Brodie

Created by Barry Lancet Single dad and San Francisco antiques dealer JIM BRODIE is also, rather reluctantly at times, part-owner of Brodie Investigations, the local branch of the Tokyo detective agency his late father founded. But family is family... As an American born and raised in Japan, Jim's fluent in Japanese, and since he's acted … Continue reading Jim Brodie

Mike Faraday

Created by Basil Copper (1924-2013) "It was hot in Jinty's Bar, a damned sight too hot for comfort." -- the opening of The Dark Mirror "A damned sight too hot for comfort"? Starting with his first appearance in The Dark Mirror in 1966, hard-boiled Los Angeles private eye MIKE FARADAY was around for years, dazzling 'em in … Continue reading Mike Faraday

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

Jonathan Quinn

Created by Brett Battles JONATHAN QUINN is an ex-cop who now works freelance as a sort of "cleaner" for the intelligence industry, sanitizing all traces of violence when an operation goes sideways. And given the oxymoronic qualities of the "intelligence industry" these days, it's rare that he has to look very hard for work. But don't … Continue reading Jonathan Quinn

Nameless (Elizabeth McKenzie)

Created by Elizabeth McKenzie It may be just a trifle (the lead character doesn't even rate a name) of a short story, but the Shamus-nominated "The Big Creep" by Elizabeth McKennzie hits all the right notes. Come to think of it, it's barely even a story; it's almost a character study or a vignette; a … Continue reading Nameless (Elizabeth McKenzie)