Rider Woofson & The PI Pack

Created by Felix Gumpaw So, does this mean that detective fiction has finally, irretrievably gone completely to the dogs? I mean, a crime solving pooch with his own series, loaded with more doggie puns than a hound dog has fleas? Okay, maybe we should throw creator  a bone. These books are intended, after all, for kids. … Continue reading Rider Woofson & The PI Pack

John Blacksad

Created by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido In JOHN BLACKSAD's world, the femme fatales really do have claws... I hate to break it to you, guys, but the dapper, world-weary hard-boiled private eye hero of this award-winning hard-boiled comic series really is a cat. And not as in "cool." As in “meow-meow.” I'm not … Continue reading John Blacksad

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

Bobo the Detective Chimp

Created by John Broome (1913-99) and Carmine Infantino "Aw, the detective thing's just a sideline these days. I make my real money in investments" --Bobo lets us in on his little secret, in Martian Manhunter Annual #2 (1999) He's known as BOBO or BOBO T. CHIMPANZEE or BOBO THE DETECTIVE CHIMP or simply DETECTIVE CHIMP, … Continue reading Bobo the Detective Chimp

Sam the Cat

Created by Linda Stewart Pseudonyms include Sam Stewart, Nick Carter Okay, anyone who knows me knows that I think animal detectives of any sort, but especially cats, are generally about as useless as tits on a bull detective. But, in this case, since it's a book for kids, I'll make an exception. SAM THE CAT … Continue reading Sam the Cat

Chet Gecko

Created by Bruce Hale "It was a hot day in September. The kind of day when kindergartners wake up cranky from their naps." -- Chet sets the scene in The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse It's not enough that the gumshoe is in grade four? He's also got to be a lizard, too? Even if I hadn't already … Continue reading Chet Gecko

Angel O’Day & Sam Simeon (Angel and the Ape)

Created by E. Nelson Bridwell, Howie Post and Bob Oksner Like, groovy! ANGEL BEATRIX O'DAY is a New York city-based private eye, who runs the O'Day and Simeon Detective Agency. She's 5'10" and 140 lbs, has blue eyes and platinum blonde hair, and tends to favour short dresses and skirts. But the dumb blonde jokes … Continue reading Angel O’Day & Sam Simeon (Angel and the Ape)

Al Roach

Created by Obie Scott Wade, Michael Maler & Jordan Beswick Al seeks solace at his neighbourhood watering hole... Jim Rockford goes buggy! Sure, you've seen him as Marlowe. And of course you've seen him as Rockford. You may have even seen him canoodling with Doris Day, or as a rambling, gambling man in Maverick. But … Continue reading Al Roach

Max Hamm

Created by Frank Cammuso "..there's another side to this two-bit town. The one nobody talks about. The one where for every happy ending there's fifty miserable ones. In Storybookland, dreams die hard." -- Max gives us the lowdown on Storybookland in The Big Sheep His name's MAX HAMM, and he's a pig. No, really, As … Continue reading Max Hamm