Dick Tracy Vol. 16: 1954-1956


Written and illustrated by Chester Gould

In Volume Sixteen—reprinting strips from October 25, 1954 through May 13, 1956—Chester Gould presents an amazing number of memorable characters: grotesques such as the murderous Rughead and a 467-lb. killer named Oodles, health faddist George Ozone and his wild boys named Neki and Hokey, the despicable “Nothing” Yonson, the amoral teenager Joe Period, and introduces nightclub photog-turned policewoman Lizz,. Plus for the first time Gould brings back an old villain: Mumbles, who was thought drowned in 1947. And finally, he introduces what may be his most mature story of the 1950s—starring none other than Flattop Jr.!

Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Max Allan Collins / Afterword by Jeff Kersten / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 264 pp / ISBN 978-1-61377-864-7