He is for sure in the original comics, and he was a bad-ass detective.
I don't know how well he'd come across in 3D. In fact, I think he'd be awesome. With a clenched jaw and rolled up fists and slit eyes and a hunched angry position.
Yes, it would work wonderfully. I'm actually pretty sure he'll feature in an upcoming episode. A little bird told me!
Kidding. No person or animal told me, but I'm trusting my spider-sense, that right now is tingling.