Garrett, Danny. Danny Garrett is a thirteen-year-old shoe-shine boy in New York City who solves crimes and catches criminals in his spare time. He becomes known as “the Shoeshine Kid Detective,” and works with Mike Ryan and Slug O’Donel, his two Irish policemen friends, to solve crimes in the city and in rural parts of New York state. Garrett is something of a naif but is experienced enough to deal with murders and murderers and is well-informed about them thanks to Ryan and O’Donel.

First Appearance: Doc Savage Comics #1 (Street and Smith), 1940. 18 appearances, 1940-1943. Created by ? Note: This is the comic book version of Steve Fisher’s pulp character of the same name, who is also known as the “Shoeshine Kid Detective.”

 

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