Eager Beaver Detective Agency

Real Name

Fred Eager and Benny Beaver

First Appearance

Adventures into the Unknown #1 (Fall 1948)

Original Publisher


Created by

Frank Belknap Long, King Ward


The detectives Detectives Fred Eager and Benny Beaver comprise the Eager Beaver Detective Agency. Fred's girlfriend, Lorna, stands to inherit a million dollars from Horace Brent, her deceased uncle. The stipulation is that she must spend a night in Horace's mansion, Brent Manor. The mansion is purportedly haunted. Two lawyers of the Fielding and Jones law offices deliver the news.

Fred and Benny go along with Lorna to help her fulfill the requirements of the will. They encounter events which are apparently supernatural. Some of these events are faked by Fielding and Jones in a bid to steal the inheritance. The apparition of Horace Brent that they encountered was genuine.


Fred and Benny display adequate detective skills. Fred uses a revolver.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Adventures into the Unknown #1
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