Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)

Created by Len Wein, Chris Claremontand John Buscema JAMIE MADROX was another of Marvel's attempts to create a private eye/superhero hybrid. He first appeared in bit parts mostly, hanging out in various X-books, as Multiple Man, a mutant born with the rather peculiar ability to create endless autonomous duplicates of himself;¬†¬†essentially clones to whom he … Continue reading Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)

Rocky Jorden

Created by Tom Lammers "Things began to happen fast! Shots went off and I felt a searing pain in my left arm! Vaguely, I saw the punk collapse with a death rattle in his throat." -- typical hard-boiled prose, right from Rocky's mouth. Here's a blast from the past-another short-lived attempt to bring the P.I. … Continue reading Rocky Jorden

Leslie Lenrow (aka “The Ferret”)

Created by Stockridge Winslow THE FERRET is an early private eye character who first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics way back in 1940. According to the comics, he's a "well-known author and private investigator" who lives in Greenwich Village. Unlike most of the other heroes (The Human Torch, Electro, The Submariner, etc.) who also appeared … Continue reading Leslie Lenrow (aka “The Ferret”)

Dominic Fortune

Created by Howard Chaykin Poor Marvel. Try as they might, they can't seem to lose the spandex. Whereas eternal rivals DC seem to have the sleuthing gene built right in their corporate DNA (DC, after all, stands for "Detective Comics"), Marvel has always struggled to come up with a credible crime or detective comic. Like, … Continue reading Dominic Fortune

Eyes on the No-Prize

Private Eyes from the Marvel Universe¬† Marvel Comics, which started in 1938 as Timely Comics and by the early fifties was known as Atlas Publications, became the Marvel Comics we all know and love in 1961, the year that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others unleashed what we now think of as the … Continue reading Eyes on the No-Prize

Kate Bishop

Created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung; P.I. version developed by Kelly Thompson (Original "Hawkeye" created by Stan Lee and Don Heck) "Ugh. Barf." -- Kate reacts to a stalker's claim that he's in love with his victim. In the ching-ching world of Marvel and DC superheroes, a character's back story is forever malleable, vulnerable … Continue reading Kate Bishop