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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)

Dahlia Moss

Created by Max Wirestone Imagine if Veronica Mars was a regular on TV's The Big Bang Theory, and all that tough-girl chic and hands-on savvy was replaced by a eyes-averted, downward-gazing gamer geek in dire financial straits, and you've pretty much got a snapshot of DAHLIA MOSS. It's the cash flow problems (she's got $17.23 in … Continue reading Dahlia Moss

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

Finn Teller

Created by Twist Phelan A Milan fashion house. A Greek kidnapping. A Croatian trainwreck. South American revolutionaries. An embezzler hiding out in Eastern Europe. A deadly African pandemic. It's all part of the job for globetrotting corporate spy FINN TELLER. It looks like author Twist Phelan pumped out all five of the novels in a … Continue reading Finn Teller

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

Arthur G. Crook

Created by Anthony Gilbert Pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973) "My clients are never guilty." -- Arthur's motto The aptly-named ARTHUR G. CROOK is a rather shifty, but charming London lawyer-detective who doesn't seem to know much law, but is apparently more than willing to do just about anything or go just about anywhere for … Continue reading Arthur G. Crook

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