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

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

Max Kearney

Created by Ron Goulart (1933--)  "Having trouble with psi powers, spooks or E.T. visitations? Take it up with Max Kearney!" -- the front cover blurb for Ghost Breaker Who ya gonna call? The answer may seem like a slam-dunk now, but before Ghostbusters hit theatres all around the world in 1984, the answer may have been … Continue reading Max Kearney