“The Eye Sees” by Frank Thomas appeared for a short time in Centaur Publication’s* Keen Detective Funnies
, and in a couple of reprint issues, Detective Eye
. The Eye was a mysterious creature whose origin was never explained, although in one issue the splash panel proclaims, “The Eye! A symbol of the haunting voice of man’s inner conscience! That mystic all-powerful force that causes evil deeds to boomerang and destroy those who plot them!” With that sort of mystical status you’d think The Eye would be an unseen force, but it has a physical presence, as we see in this story (the second published) from Keen Detective Funnies
#18 (1940) when it is spotted by one of the gang members plotting sabotage.
*Centaur has the distinction of being a comic book company that went out
of business during comics’ original heyday. According to Wikipedia,
“Centaur Publications, Inc. ceased production at the end of 1940, but
continued to produce comics under the name Comic Corporation of America.
Centaur ceased publication four years later, primarily due to poor
Here’s the first story featuring The Eye. Just click on the thumbnail: