Jim Reuben aka “Fire-Man”

Created by Charles Varrel (text) & Martin Filchock (art) FIRE-MAN was a short-lived superhero from the 1940s whose real identity was that of JIM REUBEN, who ran a small detective agency called The Fire-Man Association. Not such a secret identity, I guess. Jim was initially a mere lad, working as a firefighter at a Civilian … Continue reading Jim Reuben aka “Fire-Man”

Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)

Created by Len Wein, Chris Claremontand John Buscema JAMIE MADROX was another of Marvel's attempts to create a private eye/superhero hybrid. He first appeared in bit parts mostly, hanging out in various X-books, as Multiple Man, a mutant born with the rather peculiar ability to create endless autonomous duplicates of himself;  essentially clones to whom he … Continue reading Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)

Mike Mauser

Created by Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton "My name is MAUSER...which is also the name of my pistol. In my profession, it's the only reliable friend that I have. I'm a private eye and this is my story..." MIKE MAUSER, he of small stature, coke bottle glasses and repulsive eating habits, has had one of … Continue reading Mike Mauser

Jim Anthony

Created by John Grange House pseudonym, includes Victor Rousseau, Robert Leslie Bellem, W.T. Ballard & possibly others "As a manhunter Jim Anthony had no equals; his fame as an amateur scientific criminologist was world-wide. Detection was his hobby, his avocation; countless were the mysteries he had solved, the murderers he had brought to justice after the police … Continue reading Jim Anthony

Batman

Character created by Bob Kane, with Bill Finger YES, that BATMAN. The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. One half of The Dynamic Duo. A sinister figure lurking in the shadows. Now, don't get me wrong--as I've had to tell numerous readers over the years who are upset at his exclusion of Batman on these pages--Batman is … Continue reading Batman

Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)

Created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung P.I. version developed by Kelly Thompson Original "Hawkeye" created by Stan Lee and Don Heck "Ugh. Barf." -- Kate reacts to a stalker's claim that he's in love with his victim. In the ca-ching-ca-ching world of Marvel and DC superheroes, a character's back story is forever malleable, vulnerable … Continue reading Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)