Rowena Grant

Created by Maurice Gagnon (1912-99) "That wily redhead, private investigator ROWENA GRANT, formerly of the MUC" is called back by her former employees, the Montreal police, to help them crack the case of a serial killer who seems to be targeting newly-promoted women on the Montreal police force, in her one appearance to date, 1990's … Continue reading Rowena Grant

Robert “Bob” James

Created by John Goldbach (1978--) "A lot remains unknown. Things change when you look at them." -- Robert clues us in... Here we go again... ROBERT "BOB" JAMES is a private eye. A loner with cynical streak that naturally hides a romantic streak. He thinks too much; he drinks too much. He cracks wise, as … Continue reading Robert “Bob” James

Valentijn Rixtus Bentinck (Heer en meester)

Created by Willem Zijlstra "Every day is Valentine’s Day!" When we first meet charming adventurer and sometime "voluntary" private detective VALENTIJN RIXTUS BENTINCK VALENTINE in the very first episode of the Dutch  television series Here en mister  ("Lord and Master" in English), he's crashing an elegant party riding a hot air balloon. As one does... … Continue reading Valentijn Rixtus Bentinck (Heer en meester)

Nathan Phillips

Created by Nick O'Donohoe (1952--) Minneapolis gumshoe NATHAN PHILLIPS grew up in Minnesota and attended the State University, but he didn't exactly set the world on fire. Eventually, after a series of odd jobs, he was hired as an assistant to private investigator ROY HARTLEY, a friend of Nate's dad. When Roy later died in … Continue reading Nathan Phillips

Howard the Duck (aka Howard Duckson)

Created by Steve Gerber & Val Mayerik (art) 'Trapped In a World He Never Made!' -- the most-used tagline In the mythology of the Marvel Universe, HOWARD THE DUCK (real name Howard Dickson) looms surprisingly large--a relatively bit player punching well above his weight. A cranky, cigar-smoking, foul-tempered (or should that be fowl-tempered?) anthropomorphic duck … Continue reading Howard the Duck (aka Howard Duckson)

Mitch Pistolwhip (Pistolwhip)

Created by Matt Kindt & Jason Hall "Mitch, if you're going to be a good detective, you've got to be aware of your surroundings at all times. It's really about observation. . . paying attention to detail, always alert. That means keeping your eyes and ears open. . . especially to the little things." -- … Continue reading Mitch Pistolwhip (Pistolwhip)

Verge (Subgenre)

Created by Matt Kindt What the hell? First time we meet this VERGE guy in the 2023 comic mini-0series, Subgenre, he’s some kinda hard-boiled private dick living in a not-too-distant high-tech future with Ray, a Siri-like virtual assistant hovering around his head like some cyber Tinkerbell, warning him there’s someone trying to break into his … Continue reading Verge (Subgenre)

Mike Ehrmantraut

Created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan "Shut the fuck up, and let me die in peace." —Mike  in the final season of Breaking Bad Yeah, yeah. I know. Neither AMC's acclaimed Breaking Bad (2008-13), nor its subsequent spinoff/prequel Better Call Saul (2015-22) is a private eye show. But a private eye character proves to be … Continue reading Mike Ehrmantraut

Jake Spanner

Created by L.A. Morse "When you get old, you either went soft or you got dry. Fortunately, I got dry." -- Jake, on aging.Cranky, pot-smoking 78-year old JAKE SPANNER is, as the title of his one recorded adventure puts it, an old dick, working some of the same turf as Robert Benton's similarly-themed The Late … Continue reading Jake Spanner

Carmen Courageous

Created by Rob MacKinnon “It’s a good thing Danger is my middle name." Well, they tried. Coming off a successful crowd-sourcing campaign, hopes were high for this rollicking comic book aimed at adventure-loving kids eleven and up. CARMEN COURAGEOUS was a plucky young (twenty-something?) Seattle-based private eye looking for adventure, and whatever comes her way. … Continue reading Carmen Courageous