Harry Dickinson

Created by David Black There have been plenty of attempts over the years to recast Don Quixote as a private eye. Possibly because the private eye is such an easy target, a big ass cliche just waiting to be lampooned (or harpooned), there has been no shortage of gentle parodies of the genre featuring mentally … Continue reading Harry Dickinson

Beautiful Dreamers

Looney Tunes & Other Reality-Challenged Eyes There are plenty of reasons someone one might become a private investigator, but I didn't know a tenuous grasp on reality was one of them... Personally, I think Bogie's to blame. Although driving a cab may be a contributing factor, as well... Sam Marlow by Andrew J. Fenady Gets … Continue reading Beautiful Dreamers

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”)

Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)

Created by Andrew¬†J. Fenady Way back in the nineteen seventies, during the mini-nostalgia boom for all things from the thirties and forties, actor Robert Sacchi parlayed his spooky resemblance to Humphrey Bogart into a nice little career in TV commercials and movie cameos. The big payoff, though, came with the 1980 release of The Man … Continue reading Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)