Oxel Kärnhus (The Creep)

Created by John Arcudi "Whoa... That is one ugly sucker." First introduced in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, comic book writer John Arcudi's The Creep is not just a wondrous continuation of the old defective detectives schtick of the 1940s crime pulps, but a moving (and sadly overlooked) addition to the P.I. genre itself. … Continue reading Oxel Kärnhus (The Creep)

Oscar Hellian

Created by John Bolton From out of Europe (I think), via Dark Horse's global comics anthology Cheval Noir (French for Dark Horse, natch!) comes 1940's Hollywood dick OSCAR HELLIAN. Divorce may be his bread and butter, but he still has to share office space with Myra, who runs a secretarial agency, and Dan, an aspiring photographer … Continue reading Oscar Hellian

Dark Horse Presents

Private Eyes from Dark Horse Presents & Other 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 … Continue reading Dark Horse Presents

Hal Banks

Created by Ed Brubaker Art by Stefano Gaudiano His father split when he was eight, and he's never really gotten over it. Now, surprisingly downbeat comic book eye HAL BANKS makes a half-assed living as a half-assed gumshoe. Suffice it to say Hal doesn't seem to have much of a life. His ex-wife left him … Continue reading Hal Banks

Joe Golem

Created by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola Known mostly for his comic book appearances, "occult detective" JOE GOLEM actually made his debut in Joe Golem and the Drowning City (2012), an illustrated prose novel by co-created by comics scribe Mike Mignola and novelist Christopher Golden and was only later transposed to the comics in the 2015 miniseries, … Continue reading Joe Golem