The Boy Detective

Real Name


First Appearance

Pep Comics# 11 (1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Harry Shorten and Irv Novick


After his father's death at the hands of foreign agents, Dusty is adopted by Joe Higgins, aka the Shield, and begins to fight crime as Dusty the Boy Detective.

He later formed the team known as the Boy Buddies with the sidekick of the Wizard, Roy the Super-Boy.


Powers and Abilities

Dusty had no superpowers.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Pep Comics# 11-65
  • Shield-Wizard Comics #2-13
  • Special Comics #1
  • Hangman Comics #2-8
  • The Black Hood Comics #10


  • Many sites claim "Simmons" as Dusty's last name however, it never appeared in a comic and is simply fan fiction.

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