From the mid-Forties Archie Comics concentrated on the teen-age humor that the company's title implied. One exception was the short-lived, seven issue series Sam Hill Private Eye,which was published under the imprint of Close Up Comvics
Sam Hill came to the hard-boiled comic book world late in the game -- the first bi-monthly, undated issue appeared in February 1950. Sam Hill is a former Ivy halfback with a white streak through his black hair. He has a beautiful secretary named Roxy, a blue suit, and a red bow tie. Fvor a tough private eye in the Fifties, what more do you need?
The art was by Harry Lucey, a talented artist perhaps only second to the great Bob Montana in the Archie Comics line-up. It's not known who wrote the scripts.
tough action, a few wisecracks, and a lot of good girl art...all things that make me happy.