Femme Noir

Created by Christopher Mills and Joe Staton With a moniker like FEMME NOIR, you just know things weren't going to be taken entirely seriously in this web comic. Who the hell is she, you may ask? Well, here's how the official advance publicity from co-creator Chris Mills went way back when: Who is Femme Noir? … Continue reading Femme Noir

Alexander L’Hiboux (The Owl)

Created by Bob Forward "I am the Owl. And the Owl never sleeps." For those of you who like a little pulp baked right into the mix, you ought to get a kick out of Bob Forward's two explosive books featuring ALEXANDER L'HIBOUX, whose street name is "THE OWL" ("L'hiboux" is French for "owl"). When … Continue reading Alexander L’Hiboux (The Owl)

Robyn McCall (The Equalizer)

Created by Michael Sloan & Richard LindheimDeveloped for television (2021) by Andrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda Miller "Got a problem? Odds against you? I can help." All things being equal, the 20212 reboot of 1980's TV cult fave The Equalizer is a bit of a dud.  Not that my hopes were too high. The … Continue reading Robyn McCall (The Equalizer)

Mr. Strang

Created by Carroll John Daly Pseudonyms include John D. Carroll (1889--1958) Like all of Carroll John Daly's series characters, MR. STRANG was a shoot-first, let-God-sort-them-out-later kinda guy. But unlike Three Gun Terry, Race Williams or even Clay Holt, Strang was not a trigger-happy private eye, but a straight-out vigilante, more along the lines of The … Continue reading Mr. Strang

Robert McCall (The Equalizer)

Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer. 212-555-4200. Sort of an update of the old TV western Have Gun, Will Travel. Need justice? Wire McCall, Manhattan. That was the premise of The Equalizer, which ran on CBS from 1985 to 1989. Cynical, disillusioned and guilt-ridden, former secret … Continue reading Robert McCall (The Equalizer)

Nikki Griffin

Created by S.A. Lelchuk So now we have NIKKI GRIFFIN, cast by some as the perfect vigilante hero for the #metoo age. Save Me from Dangerous Men, her powerful debut, is a ballsy mashup of agitprop and vengeance porn; a cautionary tale (or thrill read) full of sadistic, abusive men (Boo! Hiss!) and a violent, … Continue reading Nikki Griffin

Glory Forbes

Created by Bob Hickok Barely a private eye at all, sexy, energetic southern belle GLORY FORBES was mostly a self-styled vigilante in her forty or so comic book appearances in the Rangers of Freedom Comics (later just Rangers Comics) anthology, alongside assorted other WWII-era star-spangled heroes and adventurers. She only opened her "so-called detective agency" in her … Continue reading Glory Forbes

Sidney Zoom

Created by Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) "I am my own courts, my own collector, my own judge." -- Sidney lets us know the score Yet another (and certainly one of the toughest) of the many colourful characters Erle Stanley Gardner created for the pulps, master of disguise SIDNEY ZOOM was a wealthy, crime-fighting adventurer whose … Continue reading Sidney Zoom