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DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #9 And The Famon Boys

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DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #9 And The Famon Boys

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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.

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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.

Note: Of the three volumes we are offering, this alone has several pages of lower quality resolution of the art. None of these Feature Book facsimiles are quite up to the quality of today's reprints, which are often sourced from original syndicate proofs or carefully reworked and restored. But these do capture that feel of the original comic books that have not been collected like this before or since.

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.

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Item Code DTFB09
Publisher Pacific Comics Club
Publish Date 1982
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 72pg
Color b&w
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