Dr. Occult

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Okay, I was wrong. For years, I've speculated that hard-boiled private eye¬†Slam Bradley was the earliest and longest runnung series character created by DC Comics, predating both Superman and Batman. But it turns out I was wrong. That honour goes to private detective¬†DOCTOR OCCULT, who made his debut … Continue reading Dr. Occult

My Scrapbook: Darwyn Cooke’s Color Model Sheet for Slam Bradley

My Scrapbook Darwyn Cooke's Color Model Sheet for Slam Bradley (March 2001) Say what you will about Slam Bradley, arguably DC Comics' longest running detective character (first appearance: Detective Comics #1), but his revival in 2001 in a four-part backup that ran in issues #759-762 of that magazine may be the greatest and most sincere … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Darwyn Cooke’s Color Model Sheet for Slam Bradley

Slam Bradley

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