Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 23 Hardcover

Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 23 Hardcover The iconic square-jawed detective&39;s adventures fighting a menagerie of grotesque villains remain a highlight both of comics history and of crime fiction as a whole The series is ripe for introduction to crime prose readers who haven&39;t previously ventured into comics Tracy is on the trail of the aptly-named Mr Bribery and his equally grotesque sister Ugly Christine in a story that also features a substance-abusing witch doctor and a shelf of shrunken heads Meanwhile newlyweds Junior and Moon Maid enter the story and Dick Tracy’s troubles are compounded when he comes face to face with master criminal Haf-and-Haf one side of whose face is hideously disfigured Included are all strips from December 27 1965 to July 2 1967 About the Author Chester Gould (1900–1985) was born in Pawnee Oklahoma the son of a newspaperman and grandson of a circuit-riding preacher He attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) before transferring to Northwestern University in Chicago from which he graduated in 1923 He produced the minor comic strips Fillum Fables and The Radio Catts before striking it big with Dick Tracy in 1931 Originally titled Plainclothes Tracy the rechristened strip became one of the most successful and lauded comic strips of all time as well as a media and merchandising sensation He was twice accorded the “Cartoonist of the Year” Reuben Award by his peers Gould continued to write and illustrate Dick Tracy until his retirement in 1977
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