Haha! Yet another artist who really just wanted to draw dames! (Not that I blame him!)There are some interesting things about the delivery here, but this story manages to be almost utterly without drama. And it fails as a realistic police procedural, as it confuses the rôle and authority of a private detective with that of a member of a police department.
I sincerely doubt there was any connection, but John Wilson could be the American Herge', all the way from the semi-realistic outline drawing to the heavy use of profile long shots and medium close-ups. Not to mention the enormous dialogue balloons!