Created by Chuck Dixon A decidedly minor addition to private detectives to have appeared in DC Comics, ROY RAYMOND Jr. made his debut as a minor character in Robin (#38, in March 1997, to be precise). He was, of course, the grandson (or was it son?) of the fondly remembered Roy Raymond, TV Detective, who had starred in … Continue reading Roy Raymond, Jr.
Created by "Jack Miller (?) and Ruben Moreira (art) Everyone loved this Raymond. The first great private eye to appear in Detective Comics, rough-and-tumble Slam Bradley, Siegal and Schuster's two-fisted, hardboiled throwback to the pulp era, made his last regularly scheduled appearance in 1949, in issue #152. The very next issue marked the debut of a decidedly … Continue reading Roy Raymond
Created by Greg Rucka and Shawn Martinbrough "Hey, it's Bruce Wayne. How can I refuse?" Sasha to Lucius Fox, upon being offer the job of Wayne's bodyguard Don't you hate it when stupid things happen to great comic book characters? After quitting the Secret Service, SASHA BORDEAUX decides to go private as a bodyguard, and soon … Continue reading Sasha Bordeaux
Created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel Before there was Mike Hammer, before there was Johnny Dynamite, before there was even Batman (and Catwoman), there was SLAM BRADLEY! He was the original two-fisted, fightin'-mad (and occasionally pipe-sucking) comic book shamus, who slugged his way through the mean streets (of Cleveland, Ohio?) in the pages of … Continue reading Slam Bradley
Created by Frank Robbins and Gil Kane Another pipe-sucking shamus from the backpages of Detective Comics, playing second fiddle to Batman? Gotham City private eye and ex-Marine JASON BARD is a young "resourceful, battle-scarred Vietnam vet, his only weapon a cane and a razor-sharp intelligence." In the straighter-than-thou world of DC of the seventies, Jason … Continue reading Jason Bard
Created by Frank Robbins and Neal Adams In the July 1978 issue of Batman Family (#20, if you're keeping track), we're treated to "Private Eye Man-Bat," a story wherein Kirk Langstrom asks Batman for a little favor: a job reference. Seems Langstrom thinks he'd make a swell partner for Gotham City private detective Jason Bard. Despite Batman's recommendation, … Continue reading Man-Bat
Character created by Bob Kane, with Bill Finger YES, that BATMAN. The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. One half of The Dynamic Duo. A sinister figure lurking in the shadows. Now, don't get me wrong--as I've had to tell numerous readers over the years who are upset at his exclusion of Batman on these pages--Batman is … Continue reading Batman