My Bookshelf: “The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery”

My Bookshelf The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery, Volumes One and Two Edited by Russ Kick Created and curated by activist, journalist, writer, editor, muckraker and comics buff Russ Kick, this ambitious anthology series by Seven Stories Press which kicked off in 2017 with The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery, Volume One: From Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading My Bookshelf: “The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery”

Murder in the Library: Comics

What? You thought I made this all up, or cut-and-pasted it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way, broken down into various categories. If you … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Comics

Ethan Reckless

Created by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips "I'm not a private eye. I'm just... someone who helps people sometimes." It's Los Angeles in the 1980s, and former sixties radical/undercover FBI agent turned surfer dude/troubleshooter (or is that troublemaker?)  ETHAN RECKLESS is on the prowl, going down mean streets Chandler could never have imagined; streets teeming with … Continue reading Ethan Reckless

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

Raguel (Murder Mysteries)

Created by Neil Gaiman “And what do you do in the dark, Lucifer?” -- Raguel poses a question I tell ya, eventually everyone shows up here on this site. Sooner or later, everybody dips his toe into the P.I. Pool. In the case of comics whiz and storyteller extraordinaire Neil Gaiman, it was in a … Continue reading Raguel (Murder Mysteries)

El Borbah

Created by Charles Burns Here he comes, 400 pounds of heavenly fun, in a Mexican wrestling mask, no less! Who says I don't listen to you guys? A few years back, I received this letter from Frank Patterson: Kevin, I love the Thrilling Detective site! I've been a frequent visitor since I stumbled upon it … Continue reading El Borbah

Comic Book Eyes/Alphabetical

     SEE ALSO: Comic Books, Strips & Graphic Novels/Alphabetical 100 Bullets 77 Sunset Strip 87th Street A Grace Adams & Aunt Agatha (The Agatha Detective Agency) Jinx Alameda Mosaku Anchu Angel Angel and the Ape Apocalypse Al Nick Archer (Liar's Kiss) Frank Armstrong (Tumor) Jacob Ashe & Cinder DuBois (Cinder and Ashe) B Barney … Continue reading Comic Book Eyes/Alphabetical

Comic Books, Strips & Graphic Novels/Alphabetical

SEE ALSO: Eyes in Comic Books, Strips & Graphic Novels/Alphabetical 120, rue de la gare (1988, Casterman) 1934 (1988, Dargaud) 77 Sunset Strip (1960-63, Dell/Gold Key) A A.K.A. Goldfish (1995, Caliber) A.R.M. (1990-91, Adventure/Malibu Graphics) Ace Fedora, Private Eye (2004, Arctic Star Studios) The Adventures of Apocalypse Al (2013, Image Comics) The Adventures of Ford Fairlane … Continue reading Comic Books, Strips & Graphic Novels/Alphabetical