Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9/23/1935 Secret Agent X-9 gets a new master
X-9's adventures began in 1934 but on this date the authoring duties transferred from Hammett, the creator of Sam Spade, to Leslie Charteris, the inventor of the Saint. Sledom has so much talent been spent on so little a result.
Charteris left the strip a year later but it limped on with a pseudonymous authors (joining the agent and his agency in namelessness, I guess), until 1992.