Meat Hamburg

Created by Walt Kelly (1913-73) "A question was burning a hole in my brain..." Say what? Walt Kelly, one of America's most beloved comic strip artists and writers--not to mention political satirists--wrote not one, but two, parodies of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer? Right in the heart of Hammermania! Hard to believe, eh? But it's true. … Continue reading Meat Hamburg

Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin (Noir)

Created by Christopher Moore "She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes--a size eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it..." Noir (2018) by satirist and professional piss-taker Christopher (Lamb, Secondhand Souls, … Continue reading Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin (Noir)

Van Trillo and Sam Suede

Created by Jonathan Geffner "Can a dummy find justice in a human world?" Is the world ready for... Dummy Noir? VAN TRILLO & SAM SUEDE aren't your typical 1940s private eyes. For one thing, Van Trillo is a ventriloquist. For another, his partner Sam Suede, is a real dummy. No, really. An actual dummy. Wood … Continue reading Van Trillo and Sam Suede

Buddy Faro

Created by Mark Frost Hey, this cat has class! Playboy private eye BUDDY FARO (played to ring-a-ding perfection by Dennis Farina) is a swinging dick, the "quickest-thinking, hardest-hitting, wildest-loving investigator of them all." Problem is, he mysteriously dropped out of sight in 1978. It takes BOB JONES, a straight-arrow, decidedly small-time private eye, who's idolized Buddy … Continue reading Buddy Faro

Al Roach

Created by Obie Scott Wade, Michael Maler & Jordan Beswick Al seeks solace at his neighbourhood watering hole... Jim Rockford goes buggy! Sure, you've seen him as Marlowe. And of course you've seen him as Rockford. You may have even seen him canoodling with Doris Day, or as a rambling, gambling man in Maverick. But … Continue reading Al Roach

Salted Peanuts Department

If Mickey Spillane Wrote Nancy This one comes from MAD Magazine, circa 1959. The name of the original article was "If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics," (from the "High Flown Balloons Dept.," of course), and featured dead-on parodies of not just the authors (who include the likes of Paddy Chayefsky, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling … Continue reading Salted Peanuts Department