Public Domain Super Heroes
Agatha Detective Agency

Real Name

Grace and Agatha Adams

First Appearance

Startling Comics vol. 3 #1 [7] (May 1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Kin Platt


The Agatha Detective Agency was run by Grace Adams and sponsored by her wealthy spinster aunt, Agatha. The agency was formed after Grace and Captain Future helped rescue Agatha when she was kidnapped. Together Grace and Agatha worked to track down criminals, and relied on the muscle of Captain Future to bring the criminals to justice. Grace dated the captain's alter ego, Dr. Andrew Bryant, but was far more impressed by the powerful and dashing Captain. Eventually, Agatha retired from the agency to help in the war effort, but Grace carried on. Grace and Agatha were both good detectives and scrappy fighters. Agatha often used her umbrella as a weapon.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Startling Comics #7-18


  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.