private investigators

Name: private investigators

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group   real/historical group real/historical group  

Type of Organization/Group: occupation

Number of group members listed below: 70

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Pub. #
1X hero
  The Three Xs
[the X mainly responsible for detective work]
Marvel Timely 2
2X hero
  The Three Xs
[walking encyclopedia]
Marvel Timely 2
3X hero
  The Three Xs
[expert hand-to-hand combatant; strong arm]
Marvel Timely 2
Catherine Allingham Catherine Allingham hero
  [smartest person alive] Boom! Studios 8
The Angel The Angel (Thomas Halloway) hero
  Penance Council; Scourges of the Underworld (leader)... 
[founder, leader of Scourge Program]
Marvel Timely 129
Dexter Baxendale supporting character
  [victim in first murder Jessica Fletcher investigated] CBS 1
Black Hood Black Hood (Kip Burland) hero
  The Mighty Crusaders
[nephew of the original Black Hood]
Archie Red Circle 8
Blackbyrd (Nathaniel Alexander Byrd) supporting character
  black Marvel 6
Modesty Blaise Modesty Blaise lead character comic strip character
  [1st app: Evening Standard (13 May 1963)] Evening Standard Ltd 59
Slam Bradley Slam Bradley hero
  [1st app: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1937)] DC 156
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown)
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Captain Compass Captain Compass (Mark Compass) hero
  [nautical detective] DC 72
Captain Universe (Clare Dodgson) supporting character
  [1st app: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 2) #10 (Jan. 1981)] Marvel 1
Countess Caution supporting character
CBR Scale: M believes in supernatual
[Mycroft associate; dated Nick Fury after his death] Marvel 1
Lemmy Caution Lemmy Caution hero
  FBI Coward-McCann 41
Phillip Chandler supporting character
  [hired by James Gilroy to investigate wife's affair w/Doop] Marvel 1
Nick Charles hero
  [husband-wife detective team] Alfred A. Knopf 79
Harry Crun villain
[hired by would-be vampire Minerva Bannister; loved her]
Marvel 1
Cutlass (Oliver Cutlass) supporting character
  [Typhoon's husband/partner] Marvel 2
Dakor the Magician Dakor the Magician (Dakor) hero
CBR Scale: M magician
[had real magical abilities] Marvel Timely 4
Dominic Fortune Dominic Fortune hero
  Initiative; Vanguard Marvel 16
Bo Donner villain
  [hired to capture, investigate Harley Quinn] DC 9
Jonny Double hero
CBR Scale: M Beatnik
Nathaniel Dusk hero
  NYPD; U.S. Army
[tough WWI vet; operated in 1930s]
DC 8
The Ferret The Ferret (Leslie Lenrow) hero
  [1st app: Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (Feb. 1940)] Marvel Timely 2
Firearm Firearm (Alec Swan) hero
  Lodge Malibu 18
Jake Gittes Jake Gittes hero
  [1st app: Chinatown (1974)] Paramount Pictures 2
Max Hamm Max Hamm hero
CBR Scale: D anthropomorphic animal
pig Nite Owl Comix 4
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes hero
CBR Scale: U Anglican
[1st app: Beeton's Christmas Annual (1887)] Ward Lock & Co. 510
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 672
Jewel Jewel (Jessica Jones) hero
  New Avengers (ally) Marvel 139
Elaine Kendricks supporting character
CBR Scale: S religious
[1st app: Daredevil (vol. 2) #20 (Sep. 2001)] Marvel 6
Tristam Macawber Tristam Macawber villain
CBR Scale: M psychic/clairvoyant
[psychic detective] Marvel 7
Magnum, P.I. Magnum, P.I. hero
  U.S. Navy Glen A. Larson Productions CBS 66
Man-Bat Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom) villain scientist
  Secret Society of Super Villains DC 134
Manhunter Manhunter (Paul Kirk) hero
  [1st app: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #58 (Jan. 1941)] DC 16
Philip Marlowe Philip Marlowe hero
  [1st app: Avon Mystery Monthly #43 (1946)] Alfred A. Knopf 43
Martian Manhunter Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) hero
CBR Scale: M Martian religion
Justice Experience; Martian...  DC 2,228
Max Max hero
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
[of "Sam & Max" detective partnership]
Fishwrap Productions Comico, etc. 63
John McClane John McClane hero
  NYPD Dial Press W. W. Norton & Company, etc. 31
Mike Mist Mike Mist hero
  [featured in "Minute Mysteries" (1-page strips)] First Comics Aardvark-Vanaheim, etc. 31
Multiple Man Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian; Buddhist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Fallen Angels...  Marvel 257
Mystique Mystique (Raven Darkholme) villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist; manifestly non-religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 451
Nightside Nightside (Sydney Taine) hero
CBR Scale: S Zen Buddhist
Nightside Detective Agency
[specializes in the supernatural]
Marvel 5
The Odd Man (Clay Stoner) hero
  [1st app: Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 (Fall 1978)] DC 3
Preston Percy Preston Percy supporting character
[Megaton Man's best pal; based in part on Jimmy Olson]
Kitchen Sink Press 19
Allan Pinkerton Allan Pinkerton real/historical person
CBR Scale: U Presbyterian
[1st app: In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922)] DC 14
Eric Prawn supporting character
  [1st app: The Frankenstein Monster #14 (Jan. 1975)] Marvel 5
Micah Rains Micah Rains supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[1st app: Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #73 (Apr. 1993)] DC 4
Hugh Rankin supporting character
  The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City DC 3
Rush (Diego Zhao) hero
CBR Scale: M repentant
Asian; FDNY DC 7
Sam Sam hero
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
[of "Sam & Max" detective partnership]
Fishwrap Productions Comico, etc. 62
Savage Steel Savage Steel (Harry Lennox) supporting character
  The Cabal
[was partner of Mike Powell (Darkhawk's father)]
Marvel 8
Ken Shannon Ken Shannon hero
  [1st app: Police Comics #103 (Dec. 1950)] Quality 30
Ronnie Sims supporting character
  [Anita Blake's best friend] Ace Books Marvel 10
Mortimer Snoop supporting character
 indeterminate  [amateur detective; almost learned Clark Kent is Superman] DC 1
Sonambulo Sonambulo (Salomon Lopez) hero
[luchador turned private detective; never sleeps]
Ninth Circle Studios 7
Sam Spade Sam Spade hero
  [1st app: Black Mask (Sep. 1929)] Alfred A. Knopf Warner Brothers 11
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism (raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Arthur Stacy Arthur Stacy supporting character
  [Gwen Stacy's uncle] Marvel 38
Strike Strike (Brandon Tark) hero
  The Exiles; UltraForce Malibu 47
Frank Surley supporting character
  [hired to capture, investigate Harley Quinn] DC 9
The Three Xs hero group
  [1st app: Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1940)] Marvel Timely 2
Jonni Thunder Jonni Thunder hero
CBR Scale: M cursed
[1st app: Jonni Thunder #1 (Feb. 1985)] DC 23
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; Counter Force...  Marvel 310
Typhoon (Kwan Tai-Fun) supporting character
[wife/partner of Cutlass]
Marvel 3
unnamed investigator in backyard supporting character
  [1st app: Misfits of Science - Season 1, Episode 3 (25 Oct. 1985)] NBC Universal TV 1
unnamed investigator in van supporting character
  [1st app: Misfits of Science - Season 1, Episode 3 (25 Oct. 1985)] NBC Universal TV 1
unnamed private detective unnamed private detective villain
  [tracked down Sandrine for drug lord she owed money to] CBS 1
Peter Virgil Peter Virgil supporting character
  [hired by Michael Kent to find out if his wife is cheating] Warner Brothers 1