Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 24 Hardback
The iconic square-jawed detective's adventures fighting a menagerieof grotesque villains remain a highlight in the history of comics and of crimefiction in general.
This series is ripe to introduce to crime prose readers whohaven't previously ventured into comics. Chester Gould'smorality play enters the late '60s, as the cartoonist tackles concepts ofretribution, constitutional rights, economic warfare, and Space Ageintrigue-all amidst the usual array of murder and violence.
The stakes,however, seem higher, and the body count soars: death in space, on the highseas, behind closed doors-by gun, by laser, by asphyxiation, by explosion,and by freezing.
The action moves from Earth to the lunar surface as Moon Maidzaps bad guys, Lizz goes undercover, Tracy nearly loses his head-and, whenDiet Smith sets up a factory on the moon, will mankind also export greed andmurder to its crime-free orbiting satellite?
Bad guys include steely mobsterPiggy Butcher, Chin Chillar, underworld boss Mr. Intro, and the bootlegger namedPosie, among others. Plus the return of Sparkle Plenty and a special featureabout the aborted 1967 Dick Tracy TV show from the same producer who made Batmana pop culture icon.
Included are all strips from July 3, 1967 to April 2,1969.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 296 pages
- Publisher: Idea & Design Works
- Publication Date: 22/05/2018
- Category: Cartoons & comic strips
- ISBN: 9781684052356