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One of a slew of early comic book eyes, tough guy DAN WILLIAMS appeared in the pages of Exciting Comics in the 1940's, making his debut in the very first issue. Exciting Comics was something of a grab bag, featuring superhero stories, science fiction and action/adventure tales, as well as crime and detective stories. Dan's stories were just one of several on-going back-up features, and his stories invariably ran just seven pages.
Suitably tough, Dan may have owned and operated the "Williams Detective Agency," but I guess he was never quite "exciting" enough for the publishers to give him a cover spot -- or even an eighth page. After fouteen issues, Dan was turfed out, although the magazine itself went on, eventually running for sixty-nine issues.
Dan appeared in a string of stories in the first fourteen issues, billed as "Dan Williams, Private Eye."
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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