A destined-to-be-classic one-shot comic book anthology of comic book private eyes, edited and designed by Christopher Mills, subtitled "Celebrating Seventy Years of the American Private Eye." A great book, handsomely produced, collecting several comic stories, both new and reprints, a snapshot of mostly current comic book private eyes, circa 1993. Plus a great intro by private eye writer Ed Gorman. Definitely worth looking for!
Mills returned a year later with the ambitious but criminally short-lived Noir: The Illustrated Crime Fiction Quarterly, an attempt to re-create The Detectives on a regular basis.
- THE DETECTIVES.. Buy this book
(April 1993, Alpha Productions)
1 issue, colour cover, B&W inside
Edited and designed by Christopher Mills
Cover by Adam Hughes and Myke Maldonado
- Including the following stories:
- "The Private Eye Tradition" by Ed Gorman
- "The Old Farmhouse" by Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton, featuring Mike Mauser
- "The Adventure of the Chinese Dissident" by Mike Barr, Paul Pelletier and Bob Cram, Jr., featuring The Maze Agency
- "Image of Death" by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, featuring Mike Mist
- "Gambling with Hercules" by Dave Darrigo and Peter Grau, featuring Tony Bravado
- "The Hundred Cadillacs" by Nick Alascia, featuring Johnny Dynamite
- Ace Mifflin Pin-up by Ted Slampyak (Ace Mifflin)
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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