Created by Avrom Yanovsky (?)
HUGH DUNNIT was a fictitional private investigator who appeared in a Canadian comic strip during World War II. He was a tall dark-haired man, if I recall correctly, with acquiline features and a handlebar mustache.
Evidently he did all the typical hard-boiled private eye stuff of the time -- although he could certainly defend himself, he also occasionally got beat up, tied up and knocked down. He worked on cases involving threatening letters, blackmail, robbery, kidnapping and, of course, murder.
Back then, Canada had its own comic book companies and did not have to rely on the Americans to provide its citizens with their comics the way they do now. Unfortunately, his fortunes were tied directly to the fortunes of his publisher, and when it and all the other Canadian comic book companies went out of business during the war, he lapsed into obscurity along with the other Canadian characters.
Preliminary report respectfully submitted by Anthony Durrant, with additional info by Kevin Burton Smith.
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