Full Name: Jeff Jordan
Series Name: Jeff Jordan U.S. Agent
Nationality: American
Organization: Unknown
Occupation Agent

Creator: Unknown
Time Span: 1947 - 1947


Jeff Jordan is an agent with an unnamed American Intelligence organization.

The first question that pops up looking at the three recorded adventures we have of Jordan is whether he is a secret agent or not. Initially I might vote no, especially since he carries a badge that identifies him as a Special Agent and that would make me think a Fed, as in FBI or Secret Service or such. However in the days in which his stories are recounted to us, there have been a good number of graphic adventure operatives who were definitely secret agents but who were also called 'special'. 

So a look at the three cases he handles is in order and that does not really answer the question. All three deal with crimes but the first is an international smuggling operation and the third is the murder of a fellow operative, both of which would be handled by either a Federal cop or a government agent. The middle one deals with catching a robber so perhaps Jordan is in law enforcement after all. Still, we've gone this far so why not just give the fellow the benefit of the doubt and admit him into this compendium.

"Hard fighting, hard-fisted and hard to kill - expertly trained in everything and ready for anything - attracting trouble wherever he goes and loving every minute of it. That's Jeff Jordan, U.S. Agent." That is the introduction line we are given on the first mission of his we are able to observe but based on that tag line, he is a very experienced operative and, apparently, eager for more.

Jordan is depicted as being a tall slender athletic man, dressed routinely in the style of the day - shortly after the end of the Second World War - in a suit and tie (blue for the former and black for the latter) with an ever-present fedora. He sports short dirty-blond hair atop a handsome face. We see a decent amount of action showing he is very good with his hands, even up against much bigger opponents, and he has a decent skill level with judo.

He is glib of tongue, especially when dealing with fiancee, Peg Powers, ace reporter for the Evening Graphic, though he gets tongue-tied enough to land in trouble with her.

Good Lines:
- Shooting a man holding a blade, Jordan quips, "Sorry but knives make me nervous".


Number of Stories:3
First Appearance:1947
Last Appearance:1947

According to the Grand Comics Database (awesome source, BTW), D.S. Publishing got its start in 1941 reprinting under license the lyrics of popular songs. It moved into story telling in 1946 and into the comic realm in 1947. None of its titles ran very long and it got out of the industry by the end of the decade.

One of its several one-shot titles was this one containing the only three adventures of Jess Jordan.

1 The Amazing Case Of The Stamp Forgers The Amazing Case Of The Stamp Forgers
Published by D.S Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1947

1st of 3 graphic adventures in Jeff Jordan U.S. Agent #1 with 18 color pages.
Taking a late night stroll along a pier, Jeff Jordan is surprised to encounter a beautiful young woman climbing out of the water and even more shocked when someone throws a knife into her back. Her dying words will put him on the trail of Emily J and a highly valuable stamp. The mystery around the stamp is that there are only two of them in the world - and this isn't one of them!
Click here to read the story.

2 The Case Of The Man He Could Not Forget The Case Of The Man He Could Not Forget
Published by D.S Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1947

2nd of 3 graphic adventures in Jeff Jordan U.S. Agent #1 with 9 color pages.
Jeff Jordan is out on a date "with his girl, Peg Powers" when he passes a fellow who looks annoyingly familiar. He soon realizes the man is 'Rock' Davito, a known armed robbery specialist. The date does not go as Powers thought it might. 
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3 The Flying Rat Vs. U.S. Agent The Flying Rat Vs. U.S. Agent
Published by D.S Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1947

3rd of 3 graphic adventures in Jeff Jordan U.S. Agent #1 with 18 color pages.
When a fellow agent and friend of Jeff Jordan is killed in St. Louis, Jordan is certain that the murderer is the famous international killer, Speed Scheider, and Jordan is going to nail him for it.
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The more I read these very short and very fast stories, the more I am convince that Jeff Jordan is a federal cop and not really a secret agent but...

With the sobriquet of "U.S. Agent", I figured why not have him here for anyone else who might see the name and wonder why no Jordan page in the compendium.

There are pretty good short stories, taking the time to give Jordan a personal life outside of work though how happy his fiancee, Ms. Powers, is about this is a different matter.

I was surprised that I really wished there had been more Jeff Jordan stories.


My Grade: B-


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