Original Publisher : Hearst Corporation
Created by : Arthur B. Reeve
A chemistry professor and scientist at Columbia University who used science to solve crimes. He used advanced techniques such as psychoanalysis and (at the time, cutting edge) technology such as lie detectors, gyroscopes, x-rays and portable seismographs as crime solving tools.Kennedy smoked a pipe, carried a revolver, was a good fighter (good enough to disarm a man with a knife) and was a master of disguise.
Kennedy lived in a neat bachelor apartment on the Heights, not far from the University with his old friend and college roomate Walter Jameson. Jameson was a newspaper crime reporter for the Star who assisted Kennedy on cases.
He aided Elaine Dodge in tracking down The Clutching Hand, who killed her father. He also tracked down Wu Fang and The Clutching Hand II.
208 pages/strips Craig Kennedy 1926
28 pages/strips Craig Kennedy 1929