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Preview: The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

(W) Chester Gould (A/CA) Chester Gould
In Shops: March 10, 2021
SRP: $44.99

This volume completes the iconic comics written and drawn by Chester Gould.

After 46 years, 2 months, and 21 days writing and drawing Dick Tracy Chester Gould retired at the age of 77. In these historic final strips, Gould pits his dynamic detective against the latest in a long line of grotesque villains. Tracy, meanwhile, takes his law and order campaign to television, while his past catches up to him when a criminal he helped convict twenty years ago puts the detective on his “to kill” list. To round out this volume, the squad room is kept busy with two members of B.O. Plenty’s extended family who are anything but law-abiding-Perfume Plenty and her larcenous cousin Dade. All this and more in the ultimate volume of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, collecting strips from March 15, 1976 to December 25, 1977.

The series is ripe to introduce to crime prose readers who haven’t previously ventured into comics.

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

Preview: The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

(W) Chester Gould (A/CA) Chester Gould
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $44.99

This volume completes the iconic comics written and drawn by Chester Gould.

After 46 years, 2 months, and 21 days writing and drawing Dick Tracy Chester Gould retired at the age of 77. In these historic final strips, Gould pits his dynamic detective against the latest in a long line of grotesque villains. Tracy, meanwhile, takes his law and order campaign to television, while his past catches up to him when a criminal he helped convict twenty years ago puts the detective on his “to kill” list. To round out this volume, the squad room is kept busy with two members of B.O. Plenty’s extended family who are anything but law-abiding-Perfume Plenty and her larcenous cousin Dade. All this and more in the ultimate volume of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, collecting strips from March 15, 1976 to December 25, 1977.

The series is ripe to introduce to crime prose readers who haven’t previously ventured into comics.

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 29

Preview: The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 28

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 28

(W) Chester Gould (A/CA) Chester Gould
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $44.99

The square-jawed detective fights a menagerie of grotesque villains in this staple of comics and crime fiction!

The square-jawed detective fights it out with one thug after another, including Lispy and the visually grotesque villain appropriately named The Brain. These stories are replete with murder, suicide, gangland execution, dope smuggling, a deadly natural disaster, and not one but two main characters on the verge of death.. All this and the return of retired Chief Brandon in the penultimate volume of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, collecting strips from July 7, 1974 to March 14, 1976.

The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Vol. 28

Preview: Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 26

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 26

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

Having returned to policing duty on Planet Earth, former Space Sheriff Tracy finds a world markedly changed from the one he left. Feeling handcuffed by expanded legal protections afforded suspects and stricter guidelines of evidence, Tracy all but begs bad guys to shoot first, and he may get his wish, thanks to nemeses such as explosion-crazed Jonny Scorn, the hand grenade-toting revolutionary called El Tigress, and the aptly-named Dope King. These early ’70s adventures also see the dauntless detective facing off against one of the strip’s best late-era grotesque villains: Pouch, who uses a repulsive hidden flap in his neck to hide anything from stolen diamonds to automatic pistols. Volume 26 reprints all dailies and Sundays from December 24, 1970 to September 27, 1972.

HC • B&W • $44.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8-1/2” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-471-8

Preview: Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 25

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 25

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

Dick Tracy closes out the 1960s by moonlighting—literally! The master sleuth takes a part-time second job as Head of Security and Law Enforcement for Diet Smith’s operations based on the moon. Soon, Tracy learns that an international crime syndicate, the Apparatus, has infiltrated Smith’s organization on the lunar surface.

All this and more in these classic Chester Gould comic strips, from April 3, 1969, to December 23, 1970.

HC • B&W • $44.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8-1/2” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-367-4

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 25

Preview: Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 24

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 24

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

Chester Gould’s morality play enters the late ’60s, as the cartoonist tackles concepts of retribution, constitutional rights, economic warfare, and Space-Age intrigue—all amidst the usual array of murder and violence. The stakes, however, seem higher, and the body count soars: death in space, on the high seas, behind closed doors—by gun, by laser, by asphyxiation, by explosion, and by freezing. Plus, a special feature about the aborted 1967 Dick Tracy TV show from the same producer who made Batman a pop culture icon. Included are all strips from July 3, 1967 to April 2, 1969.

HC • B&W • $44.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-235-6

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