The movie Dick Tracy is expected to spark a fad for newly licensed promotional items from fedoras to wrist walkie-talkies. But vintage toys and comic books featuring the square-jawed crime fighter were hot properties long before the current media blitz. There's been a thousandfold increase since the early '70s, when old toys first caught on.
Dick Tracy is an American comic strip featuring Dick Tracy originally Plainclothes Tracy a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould. The strip made its debut on October 14,in the Detroit Mirror. Gould wrote and drew the strip until
They bring together every Dick Tracy comic strip written and drawn by Chester Gould from its premiere on October 4,until December 25, These hardcover volumes measure 9. The books were edited and designed by Ted Adamswith cover design by Ashley Wood.
Look Inside. Jun 05, ISBN 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. The action moves from Earth to the lunar surface as Moon Maid zaps bad guys, Lizz goes undercover, Tracy nearly loses his head—and, when Diet Smith sets up a factory on the moon, will mankind also export greed and murder to its crime-free orbiting satellite?
Dick Tracy fans and collectors quickly learned that the newspaper comic strips were perfectly suited for collections. Stories that were told slowly over the course of several months could be re-read in a single sitting, not unlike binge watching of serialized television shows today. Dedicated readers began to cut out and save Dick Tracy comic strips for just this purpose and companies began to take notice.
Look Inside. Jul 23, ISBN The adventures of the iconic square-jawed detective fighting a menagerie of bizarre villains remains one of the highlights in the history of not just comics, but crime fiction in general.
Dick Tracy Series Chester Gould Dick Tracy introduced violence — blunt, ironic, and retributional violence — to the comics page. The quintissential Dick Tracy line about his crimefighting tactics? See More.
The story will take place during the s and will be in the mold of classic years of the feature. The original Dick Tracy strip premiered a little over a year after the beginning of the Great Depression, on October 4, It was without any doubt a groundbreaking strip which would be the benchmark for tough, hardboiled, detectives.
Eric Standridge is a freelance writer with an interest in history. His main focus is writing about Oklahoma. The legendary police detective Dick Tracy stems from an era where mob bosses and gangsters seemingly ruled the world.
Dick Tracythe hard-boiled hero of Dick Tracya newspaper comic strip created by Chester Gould in Tracy was portrayed as an incorruptible plainclothes detective in a Midwestern city that resembled Chicago. He was jut-jawed and eagle-nosed and usually wore a fedora, a dark suit, a white shirt, and a necktie. He was relentless in pursuing criminals, who in the s were Prohibition gangsters, robbers, crooked politicians, and criminal defense lawyers.