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DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #8 The Racket Buster

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DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #8 The Racket Buster

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Closeout Price! Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Quite violent, with a severed finger found that is traced to a gangster, Junior getting trapped in a train tank car, bad girls...

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With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Quite violent, with a severed finger found that is traced to a gangster, Junior getting trapped in a train tank car, bad girls...

Dick Tracy's 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. These are among the very earliest collections of strips that were done in the early days of comics.

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Item Code DTRB08
Publisher Pacific Comics Club
Publish Date 1982
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 72pg
Color b&w
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