Ezra Cain (Brutal Dark)

Created by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips So, while the world was going crazy in 2020, and their proposed series launch of their ongoing series from Image, That Texas Blood, was being indefinitely delayed, comic guys Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips whipped up a little something to tide fans over. What they cooked up was a … Continue reading Ezra Cain (Brutal Dark)

Feluda (Pradosh Chandra Mitra)

Created by Satyajit Ray (1921-92) PRADOSH CHANDRA MITTER, more commonly known as FELUDA is a thirty-something private eye created by the well known Indian filmmaker, cartoonist, musician and novelist Satyajit Ray. The character made his debut in 1965 in the popular Bengali children’s magazine Sandesh that Ray edited (and which his grandfather had founded), appearing regularly in … Continue reading Feluda (Pradosh Chandra Mitra)

Pat Novak (Pat Novak for Hire)

Created by Jack Webb (1920-82) Richard L. Breen (1918-67) and William P. Rousseau (1915-72) "She drifted into the room like 98 pounds of warm smoke. Her voice was hot and sticky—like a furnace full of marshmallows." Pat Novak For Hire was the most successful of three short-lived radio shows that actor actor/writer Jack Webb played a hard-boiled … Continue reading Pat Novak (Pat Novak for Hire)

The Bogie Man (aka “Francis F. Clunie”)

Created by John Wagner and Alan Grant "Down these mean streets, a man must go, who is not himself..." -- artist Robin Smith's dedication to The Bogie Man Collection (1998) A limited series, and British cult favorite, featuring the comic (and comic book) misadventures of one FRANCIS F. CLUNIE, aka "BOGIE," an escaped mental patient … Continue reading The Bogie Man (aka “Francis F. Clunie”)

My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

My Scrapbook  "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" Front cover for August-September 1952 issue of Gang Busters I came across the cover while looking, as is the way of the internet, for something completely different. I have, like, zero idea what the story of "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" is, but that cover just intrigues the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

Raguel (Murder Mysteries)

Created by Neil Gaiman “And what do you do in the dark, Lucifer?” -- Raguel poses a question I tell ya, eventually everyone shows up here on this site. Sooner or later, everybody dips his toe into the P.I. Pool. In the case of comics whiz and storyteller extraordinaire Neil Gaiman, it was in a … Continue reading Raguel (Murder Mysteries)

Nick Carter

Created by Nicholas Carter Pseudonym of John R. Coryell (1848-1924) Sound of someone knocking on the door... Woman: "What's the matter? What is it?" Man: "It's another case for Nick Carter... Master Detective!." Announcer: "Yes, it's another case for that most famous of all manhunters, the detective whose ability at solving crime is unequalled in … Continue reading Nick Carter

Danny and Harry

Created by Walter Brogan and Charles Santino "Danny's a cat. Harry's a seagull. They're private eyes. Proceed." -- the tagline for this web comic says it all. DANNY was a lieutenant in the Big One, and for a while, he pounded the beat as a street cop. But after beating up a corrupt police captain, … Continue reading Danny and Harry

Jerry Jasper

Created by ?? Private eye JERRY JASPER appeared in several black and white comic strip-style stories in the pages of the Private Detective Stories pulp in 1949-50. The stories were later colourized and reprinted in Crime Mysteries. Oh, we're told in one story that he's a "wealthy young playboy" who's "secretly an astute criminologist," and … Continue reading Jerry Jasper