Dick Tracy , the hard-boiled hero of Dick Tracy , a 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. Later his criminal adversaries were grotesque villains of repulsive physiognomy with such self-descriptive names as Pruneface, Flyface, the Mole, Wormy, the Blank, Laffy, and Rhodent.
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Super Detective Library was a picture library published by Amalgamated Press , then Fleetway , from to From relatively early on the comic also dabbled in science fiction. Issue 14 introduced a new character, Rod Collins - Special Agent in Space ; shortly after this came stories such as Kidnapped by Martians issue 23 and Revolt on Venus issue Issue 37, with its story "Crime Rides the Spaceways", introduced a longer-lasting spacefaring detective named Rick Random. Although the science fiction stories accounted for a surprisingly large chunk of the comic's output during this time, there was still time for more traditional detectives: Sherlock Holmes made his debut in issue
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And with this new kind of storytelling came a new way of coloring comics, with strong, solid blacks and primary colors, a style as bold and vibrant as the stories themselves. Now, to fully appreciate Chester Gould's incredible artwork and storytelling, Sunday Press has reprinted these comics for the first time in the original colors, fully restored and in full tabloid size. Each of these sections features detailed commentary by Tracy historian Garyn G. The high-quality, hardbound volume was produced in collaboration with the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum.
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 Dick Tracy has also been the hero in a number of films, notably one in which Warren Beatty played the crime fighter in Writer Tom De Haven praised Gould's Dick Tracy as "a weird, demented, and no kidding outrageously funny American Gothic ", while comics historian Brian Walker described Dick Tracy as a "ghoulishly entertaining creation" which had "gripping stories filled with violence and pathos".