About the Author
Norman Marsh was the creator of the newspaper comic "Dan Dunn," originally named "Detective Dan," which appeared in 1933 in the LA Times, following his debut in his own comic book series, which lasted only a single issue. The comic had a three-color, cardboard cover, with black and white interior. It had 36 pages, sold for 10 cents, with 10" x 13" dimensions. Dan was a Dick Tracy clone who would go on to appear in other comics, among them "The Adventures of Detective Ace King," released in 1933 by the same publisher. It ran for ten years, until Norman Marsh was drafted for the military in 1942. On his return to civilian life, Marsh went to King Features Syndicate and created "Hunter Keene," a crackerjack detective with a strong resemblance to "Dan Dunn." The strip lasted for only a year (April 1946 to April 1947) and was followed by Marsh's most successful strip, "Danny Hale," which ran until 1962. Norman eventually became an activist against comic syndication in the United States, and has always worked hard to get his strips published. Norman Marsh's early characters have influenced such comics as "Dick Tracy" and "Superman."