A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
7/5/1943 Chick Carter, Boy Detective
July 5, 1943. File this under things you never heard of. On this date the Mutual Broadcasting System premiered Chick Carter, Boy Detective. Chick,
you see, was the adopted son of Nick Carter. who started out in dime
novels in the 1880s and had an adult radio show at the time. "Adult" in
this case not being a euphemism for pornographic. In 1946 Chick even
got his own film serial, and also a comic strip.
illustration on the left came up when I was searching for Chick Carter.
It is for a different character but it may be the most amazing thing
I have ever seen. If you offered that cover to a publisher today the only question is what sort of institution you would wind up in.