Space Detective was first published, by Avon Periodicals, in July 1951.

The creators are unknown, but Wallace Wood and Joe Orlando are often cited as also is Sid Check.

The series is set in the future and the star of the title is Rod Hathway. Rod is a rich young man known to his friends as a philanthropist.

What they do not know is that he is the Avenger and that his secretary, Dot Kenny is the Avenger's assistant Teena. The two crimefighters battle corruption and piracy throughout the solar system.

Space Detective had a very short run, ending with issue #4, in July 1952. However, Rod Hathway and Dot Kenny did make a brief reappearance with a two run reprint published by IW Enterprises.

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Space Detective Issue #4

Comic Book Cover For Space Detective Issue #4 Avon Periodicals