Dick Tracy Vol. 12: 1948-1950


Written and illustrated by Chester Gould

Major changes to the regular cast. What happens to Brilliant that causes Chief Brandon to step down? Wait ’til you see who’s the new Chief! Then, Sam Catchem joins the force, Sparkle Plenty charms everyone, and two major characters tie the knot! And the villains? Well, Chester Gould continues to invent one grotesque, evil bad guy after another, as Wormy, Pearshape, Big Frost, Sleet, Talcum Freely, Sketch Paree, and Mousey make life miserable for Tracy and company. Containing all daily and Sunday comic strips from September 27, 1948 through March 25, 1950. Plus, the never-before reprinted “Black Bag Mystery”—a color daily whodunnit separate from the regular continuity!

Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introductions by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Kersten / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 268 pp / 978-1-61377-057-3