Rip Kirby

Created by Alex Raymond The first modern detective? I'm not sure about that, but REMINGTON "RIP" KIRBY was certainly the most successful -- and certainly the longest-running -- attempt to bring a private eye to the comics page. Written and drawn by comics legend Alex Raymond, the same artist who had previously proven himself with, … Continue reading Rip Kirby

Eddie G.

Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951 --) All things considered, long-time pit boss at the Las Vegas Sands Brooklyn-born EDDIE GIANELLI would probably rather cruise some broads or just chill with his Rat Pack pals Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. But as de facto troubleshooter for the world … Continue reading Eddie G.

Auggie Velez-Colon

Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951 --) Guitar slinger AUGUSTO "AUGGIE" VELEZ-COLON came back from Afghanistan with a brand-new plan: music. It's taken him a while, but after eight long years, he's starting to carve a niche into Nashville's hyper-competitive music scene as an in-demand session man. But just in case, he's still working his other … Continue reading Auggie Velez-Colon

John Headstone

Created by Robert J. Randisi Due to a typo (courtesy of some schmuck charged with painting the name on the door), JOHN HEADSTON ending up running the very successful HEADSTONE DETECTIVE AGENCY for several years, which at its peak, employed twelve people. But those were better days. After a series of legal squabbles with New … Continue reading John Headstone

Sally the Sleuth

Created by Adolphe Barreaux Pseudonyms include Charles Barr (1899-1985) One of the oldest comic strip heroes ever, predating even the Man of Steel, SALLY THE SLEUTH first popped up in the November 1934 issue of Culture Publication's Spicy Detective pulp mag, in a steamy little two-page comic back-up feature nestled in there amongst all the other … Continue reading Sally the Sleuth

Lou Fleener

Created by Duane Lindsay Chicago private eye LOU FLEENER (and his sometime-partner and best bud Dion "Monk" Monkton) works the mean streets of the Windy City in the late fifties and early sixties, stumbling from one cockeyed mess to another, trying to keep their eyes on the prize, doing battle with mobsters, Nazis and the … Continue reading Lou Fleener

Alexa Crowe

Created by -- Lucy (Xena, Warrior Princess) Lawless returned to television as a ALEXA CROWE, a 'fearless and unapologetic" private investigator in the 2019 Australian series My Life is Murder. For those nostalgic for the Lucy of the cheesy sword-and-sorcery sagas featuring a lot of jumping around fighting monsters, you'll probably be disappointed -- this is … Continue reading Alexa Crowe

August Riordan

Created by Mark Coggins San Francisco private eye AUGUST RIORDAN once walked the mean streets of Phoenix, Arizona, way back when he first appeared in a novella entitled "There's No Such Thing as Private Eyes" in 1986. But when he returned twelve years later in his first novel, The Immortal Game (1999), he had relocated to … Continue reading August Riordan