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The Eel. The Eel was created by Hugh B. Cave (Jeff Cardin, Tsiang House, Peter Kane, Shane Kelley, Chowkander King, Peeper Poole) and appeared in fifteen stories in Spicy-Adventure Stories, Spicy Mystery Stories, and Spicy Detective Stories from 1936 to 1942, beginning with “Eel Trap” (Spicy-Adventure Stories, June 1936).

The Eel is a gentleman adventurer, known only as “the Eel,” who roams the Earth, from New York City to the deserts of North Africa to the jungles of Borneo, working jobs as various as smuggler, publicity man, and detective, and romancing women everywhere he goes.

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