Public Domain Super Heroes
Bulldog Drummond

Real Name

Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, DSO, MC

First Appearance

The Strand Magazine (1920)

Original Publisher

The Strand Magazine

Created by

Herman Cyril McNeile (aka Sapper)


Bulldog Drummond was a wealthy former World War I officer of His Majesty's Royal Loamshire Regiment, who became a private detective after returning from the war. He places an advertisement in the local newspaper: "Demobililsed Officer finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion. Legitimate if possible; but crime of a humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential."

Drummond is big, tough and willing to kill. He is aided by ex-military buddies (Peter Darrell, Algy Longworth, Ted Jerringham and Toby Sinclair) who later become the Black Gang, a team of vigilante crime fighters in black hoods and black leather. They are hunted by Scotland Yard's Director of Criminal Investigation, Sir Bryan Johnstone and Chief Inspector MacIver.

Drummond's original arch enemy was a man named Carl Peterson, whose wife, Irma, was a sexy femme fatale mistress to Bulldog. In his first two adventures, Drummond foiled Peterson's attempts to lead a coup d'état in England by communists.

After his first adventure, Drummond married Phyllis Benton, the first woman who hired him. She was frequently kidnapped.

Public Domain Literary Appearances

  • Bull-Dog Drummond (1920)
  • The Black Gang (1922)
  • The Third Round (1924)
  • The Final Count (1926)
  • The Female of the Species (1928)
  • Temple Tower (1929)
  • The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1932)
  • Knock-Out (1933)
  • Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1935)
  • Challenge (1937)

Public Domain Film Appearances

  • Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
  • Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
  • Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
  • Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
  • Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
  • Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
  • Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939)
  • Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)

See Also