Eyes on the No-Prize
Private Eyes from the Marvel Universe
Marvel Comics, which started in 1938 as Timely Comics and by the early fifties was known as Atlas Publications, became the Marvel Comics we all know and love in 1961, the year that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others unleashed what we now think of as the Marvel Universe, with the creation of The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider-Man et al.
From the beginning, Marvel has never really had a lot of private eyes bouncing around their universe the way their crosstown rivals DC has (not surprising, I guess -- DC stands for "Detective Comics"), but that's changed in recent years, as P.I. fan outliers like Ed Brubaker and Brian Michael Bendis have given new life to old characters.
Who knows? We might yet see the return of The Ferret!
Respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Any additions would be greatly appreciated.
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