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If you are contemplating committing a crime, then our detective category is certainly not the place to do it, as here reside the cream of sleuths.

Arguably the biggest fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, makes a brief appearance with Charlton's two issue run, maybe due to licensing issues.

Charlie Chan appears both in newspaper strip and comic book format. The comic strip, drawn by Alfred Andriola, was abruptly dropped after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war he made a comeback. Two examples we have are, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Prize Comics' Charlie Chan and a later Charlton Comics title.

We have other big names. Simon Templar, known to us all as The Saint. The Robin Hood of modern crime is a bad guy turned good. Ellery Queen, a mystery writer who helps his police inspector father solve murders. The prolific Sexton Blake, plus a lot more!

We have 79 titles and 1,698 issues in our 'Detective Category' for you to enjoy.

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2 Americanos en Europa
Cover For 2 Americanos en Europa
 
Online: 24 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 24
From: 1951
Seq: 1 - 24
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:Published by Ediciones Toray, Barcelona. 1951? A lilliput/striscia format series with art by Francisco Darnis. With thanks to http - //tebeosycomics.blogspot.co.uk/
Aguia Negra
Cover For Aguia Negra
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publisher:Portuguese Language Books
Description:Brazilian superhero comic published in Rio de Janeiro. Reminiscent of the Australian characters, Sir Falcon and Crimson Comet, without the wings.
Alan Duff
Cover For Alan Duff
 
Online: 32 Books
 
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:Spain. Landscape. Graficos Marco, Barcelona.
Albert Brien
Cover For Albert Brien
 
Online: 17 Books
 
Publisher:French Language Books
Description:
The Black Mask
Cover For The Black Mask
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publisher:Crime and Detective
Description:The Black Mask was a monthly Pulp magazine published by Pro-Distributors Publishing based in New York, USA. It ran from April 1920 to July 1951 for a total of 340 issues. April 1920 - April 1927 as The Black Mask May 1927 - July 1950 as Black Mask September 1950 - May 1951 as Black Mask Detective and finally - July 1951 as Black Mask Detective Magazine It then merged with more...
Boy Detective
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Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: May 1951
To: Jun 1952
Seq: 1 - 4
Publisher:Avon Periodicals
Description:
Brenda Starr
Cover For Brenda Starr
 
Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 10
From: Jun 1948
To: Dec 1949
Seq: v2 3 - 12
Publisher:Superior Publishers Limited
Description:
Buck Ryan
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Online: 3 Books
 
Publisher:Newspaper Comic Strips
Description:Buck Ryan was a UK newspaper adventure comic strip created by Jack Monk and the writer Don Freeman. It ran in the Daily Mirror from 22 March 1937 to July 1962. Buck Ryan, the strip's main character, is a young British private investigator who fights crime. His opponents include the lady crime boss 'Twilight' along with various kidnappers and German spies.
Chamber of Clues
Cover For Chamber of Clues
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Feb 1955
To: Apr 1955
Seq: 27 - 28
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:
Charlie Chan
Cover For Charlie Chan
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: Jun 1955
To: Mar 1956
Seq: 6 - 9
Publisher:Charlton
Description:
Charlie Chan
Cover For Charlie Chan
 
Online: 14 Books
 
Publisher:Newspaper Comic Strips
Description:The Chinese-American sleuth Charlie Chan was created by Earl Derr Biggers, and based in part on an actual Honolulu detective, Chang Apana. Although Chan, like his real-life counterpart Apana, works for the Honolulu police he is very much a globe-trotter who solves mysteries throughout the world. Charlie Chan debuted in The House Without A Key written by Biggers in 1925, with more...
Charlie Chan
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Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Jun 1948
To: Feb 1949
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Prize
Description:(1948 series) June-July 1948 - February-March 1949 Issues - #1-5 Tracking - Numbering continues in CHARLIE CHAN (Charlton, 1955 series). Artists on this title include Dick Briefer, Bill Draut, Tom Golden, Carmine Infantino, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon & Manny Stallman
Charlie Chan Archives
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Online: 3 Books
 
Publisher:Comic Book Compilations
Description:The character of Charlie Chan was originally created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1919, while visiting Hawaii. He was inspired to create a Chinese-American police officer, as an alternative to the stereotypical Asian 'Yellow Peril' villains, in particular 'Fu-Manchu'. He has appeared in six novels written by Earl Derr Biggers. The character has also appeared in many more...
Complete Detective Cases
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Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Seq: 1 -
Publisher:Crime and Detective
Description:Published quarterly by Postal Publications based in New York. These detective magazines are filled with supposedly true stories about various criminals. Stories of murder and other lurid crimes predominate throughout. A look at the covers reveals another important aspect of the magazine's appeal. The covers all show images of a woman, generally showing as much of her legs more...
Crack Detective
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Online: 2 Books
 
Publisher:Crime and Detective
Description:Crack Detective (Stories) Published every other month by Columbia Publications based in New York. Robert W. Lowndes - Editor One of the most memorable feature of this pulp is the lurid covers depicting a gorgeous dame either being threatened or interestingly enough having the upper hand. Crack Detective ran for 10 issues (May 1942 - Sep 1943) it then became - Crack Detective more...
Crime Detector
Cover For Crime Detector
 
Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Jan 1954
To: Jul 1954
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Stanley Morse (Key)
Description:(1954 series) January 1954 - July 1954 Issues - #1-5 Artists on this title include Bernard Baily, Sam Burlockoff, Mort Drucker, & Les Zakarin
Crime Fighting Dectective
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Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
From: Apr 1950
To: Jun 1952
Publisher:Star Publications
Description:
Crime Reporter
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Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Aug 1948
To: Oct 1948
Seq: 1 - 3
Publisher:St. John
Description:
Debbie Dean
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Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Apr 1945
To: Jul 1945
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Civil Service Publications, Inc.
Description:
Detective Eye
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Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Nov 1940
To: Dec 1940
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Centaur Publishing
Description:
Detective Picture Stories
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Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Dec 1936
To: Apr 1937
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Centaur Publishing
Description:
Diane, La Belle Aventuriere
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Online: 6 Books
 
Publisher:French Language Books
Description:Canadian. 1956
Dick Tracy
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Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
Issues: 121
From: Mar 1950
To: Apr 1961
Seq: 25 - 145
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:
Dixon Hawke
Cover For Dixon Hawke
 
Online: 12 Books
 
Publisher:Crime and Detective
Description:The other, other 'Great Detective', Dixon Hawke (although fans would say Hawke was a better read than Sexton Blake) appeared in The Dixon Hawke Library in 1919, which ran 576 issues till 1941. His adventures also appeared in the subsequent Dixon Hawke Case Books, plus the weekly paper, 'Adventure' and in the Sunday Post. The library issues were smaller than pocket libraries. Compilations more...
Domino Noir
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Online: 17 Books
 
Publisher:French Language Books
Description:French Canadian pulp from the mid '40's. Simon Antoine, millionaire, fights crime as Domino Noir, aided by the young reporter from Le Midi newspaper.
Don Fortune Magazine
Cover For Don Fortune Magazine
 
Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 6
From: Aug 1956
To: 1947
Seq: 1 - 6
Publisher:Don Fortune Publishing Co
Description:
Ellery Queen
Cover For Ellery Queen
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: 1952
To: 1952
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Ziff-Davis
Description:
El Encapuchado
Cover For El Encapuchado
 
Online: 27 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 1
From: 1946
Seq: 27 - 27
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:Landscape weekly published by Exclusivas Gerpla, Barcelona. Printed by Imp Moderna, Paris. Featuring the adventures of the hooded crimefighter, El Encapuchado. Art by Adriano. 1946
Front Page Detective
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Online: 3 Books
 
Publisher:Crime and Detective
Description:Published monthly by Dell Publishing Co. based in Washington. Front Page Detective was a forerunner to the comic books Dell would subsequently become more famous for. A long running title, it featured articles and photographs on real-life crimes plus the odd fiction story thrown in for good measure. Its covers were designed to be eye-catching with shocking titles e.g. 'She more...
The Hotspur
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Online: 303 Books
 
Publishing History
From: Sep 1933
To: Oct 1959
Publisher:British Story Papers
Description:One of the Big Five boys' story papers from D.C. Thomson. Featuring illustrated stories of adventure, sports, schooldays, crime, s.f. plus jokes. They bear no relation to the American pulps or, in fact, the British pocket libraries. They are in a class of their own being anthology story papers which appeared, for the most part, weekly and were aimed at kids and teenagers more...
Humor Publishing Co - One Shots
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Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
From: 1933
To: 1933
Section:One-Title Publishers
Description:
The Informer
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Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Apr 1954
To: Dec 1954
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Sterling
Description:The Informer was based on a T.V. series. It ran 5 issues before changing name to After Dark.
Inspecteur Durand
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Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 8
From: 1944
To: 1944
Seq: 1 - 8
Publisher:French Language Books
Description:
Inspector Dan
Cover For Inspector Dan
 
Online: 50 Books
 
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:Excellent Spanish weekly with art by Eugeno Giner.
El Inspector Wade de Scotland Yard
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Online: 7 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 7
Seq: 1 - 7
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:
Jane Arden
Cover For Jane Arden
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Mar 1948
To: Jun 1948
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:St. John
Description:
Jet Fury
Cover For Jet Fury
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 15
From: 1950
To: 1952
Seq: 1 - 15
Publisher:Australian & New Zealand Comics
Description:Jet Fury and his mystery plane, The Comet, fights crime. Art by Larry Horak.
Jim Cartouche
Cover For Jim Cartouche
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publisher:French Language Books
Description:France, 1953 onwards. Series 2.
Johnny Dynamite
Cover For Johnny Dynamite
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Jun 1955
To: Oct 1955
Seq: 10 - 12
Publisher:Charlton
Description:
Johnny Hazard
Cover For Johnny Hazard
 
Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: Aug 1948
To: May 1949
Seq: 5 - 8
Publisher:Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines
Description:
Keen Detective Funnies
Cover For Keen Detective Funnies
 
Online: 22 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 24
From: Jul 1938
To: Sep 1940
Seq: v1 8 - 24
Publisher:Centaur Publishing
Description:
Ken Shannon
Cover For Ken Shannon
 
Online: 10 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 10
From: Oct 1951
To: Apr 1953
Seq: 1 - 10
Publisher:Quality
Description:
Ken Winston
Cover For Ken Winston
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publisher:Newspaper Comic Strips
Description:
Kerry Drake
Cover For Kerry Drake
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Jan 1956
To: Mar 1956
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Argo Publications
Description:
Kerry Drake
Cover For Kerry Drake
 
Online: 12 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 28
From: 1948
To: 1952
Seq: 6 - 33
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:(1948 series) 1948 - 1952 Issues - 29 (#6-33) Tracking - Numbering continues from KERRY DRAKE, Magazine Enterprises) Artists on this title include Alfred Andriola & Bob Powell
Kerry Drake Detective Cases
Cover For Kerry Drake Detective Cases
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Nov 1945
To: 1946
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Magazine Enterprises
Description:
Lex Brand
Cover For Lex Brand
 
Online: 23 Books
 
Publisher:Dutch Language Books
Description:Lex Brand is a Private Detective from The Netherlands. The comic is an example of a Beeldverhaal, a popular format , roughly 13cm. x 10cm., which reflects the paper shortage in the low countries in the years following WW2. Creator was Ben Abas.
Martin Kane Private Eye
Cover For Martin Kane Private Eye
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Jun 1950
To: Aug 1950
Seq: 4 - 2
Publisher:Fox Feature Syndicate
Description:
Mike Shayne Private Eye
Cover For Mike Shayne Private Eye
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Nov 1961
To: Jan 1962
Seq: 1 - 3
Publisher:Dell Comics / Western Publishing
Description:
The Nelson Lee Library
Cover For The Nelson Lee Library
 
Online: 278 Books
 
Publisher:British Story Papers
Description:The Nelson Lee Library was published by The Amalgamated Press based at Fleetway House in Farringdon Street, London. It ran for a total of 948 issues in four runs, between 12th June 1915 and 12th August 1933. First Run or Old Series, ran from 12th June 1915 to 24th April 1926 for a total of 568 issues. Second Run or New Series, ran from 1st May 1926 to 18th January 1930 for a total more...
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