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Dash, Speed. Speed Dash was created by Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Barr, Major Copley Brane, Terry Clane, Bertha Cool, Ken Corning, Jax Keen, Barney Killigen, Bob Larkin, Lester Leith, Señor Lobo, The Man in the Silver MaskPerry Mason, Ed Migraine, Patent Leather Kid, Phantom Crook, Paul Pry (II), Doug Selby, Pete Wennick, White Rings, Gramps Wiggins, Bob Zane, Sidney Zoom) and appeared in twenty stories in Top-Notch Magazine from 1925 to 1930, beginning with “The Case of the Misplaced Thumbs” (Top-Notch Magazine, Feb. 1, 1925).

Richard “Speed” Dash is a private detective. He is a “human fly,” in such good physical shape that he is able to “crush a raw potato to liquid” with his hands and is capable of scaling buildings with no equipment or help.

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