|Detective Comics #27, 1939, first appearance of Batman|
People seem to think that the conjunction of plumbing and detective work in Christy's Georgiana Neverall series is unusual, unprecedented, and occasionally even a little bizarre.
But Georgiana isn't the first amateur detective to wield a pipe wrench. In fact, she's part of a long and proud tradition, and we have some evidence here for you today!
The art at left is from Detective Comics #27, published in 1939, the first-ever appearance of Batman (then known as "the Bat-Man").
We'll admit that Batman has since traded his pipe-wrench in for a Bat-a-rang, but he still wears a
So, Georgie is far from the first crime-solver to sling a wrench, and she may not be the last! We'll just have to wait and see...
(Batman art via Bleedingcool.com)