Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Nick Knatterton

Nick Knatterton is a comic strip from Germany. It ran from 1950 to 1959.
Manfred Schmidt (the comic's creator) intended the strip to spoof Americans comics with tons of text, wordplay and impossibly correct deductions by the hero. However, most Germans at the time didn't read American comics and failed to realize it was a parody.
The Titular Character
Nick Knatterton is a private detective. While not very strong, he is very fit. He has incredible intelligence to point of figuring out where he was after having been taken when blindfolded.  Most of the stories focus on Knatterton solving cases involving wealthy families being victims of crimes by a well-intending villain. For some reason, a lot of these cases lead him going to a bar called Alibi Bar.

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