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Gould ups the ante in his assault on juvenile delinquency in the startling conclusion to the Flattop Jr. saga. The squad room becomes co-ed when Lizz permanently joins the cast. Here are new crazed villains, including the gymnastic murderesses, the Kitten Sisters; killer con men, the Clipso Brothers; two different spouse slayers; a notorious counterfeiter; and a "blind" drug pusher.
Dick Tracy celebrates 25 years in the newspapers with this collection. There's also some comedy relief--the return of bandleader Spike Dyke and the introduction of Morin Plenty (B.O.'s 88-year-old father) and his sugar-addicted wife Blossom--but humorous interludes are short-lived. Tragedy rules the day here.
Illustrated with rare Tracy paraphernalia, "Shoot to Kill" is the introduction by Max Allan Collins. Max took over writing Dick Tracy in 1977 from Gould, and wrote it until 1993. Besides being an accomplished mystery author, he wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition the film of which won an Academy Award.
Additionally, here is a 14-page afterword that chronicles the country's celebration of Gould's 25 years of Dick Tracy which "eclipsed all previous comic strip milestones." All the papers featured the story, Gould appeared alongside Buster Keaton on the Ed Sullivan show, there were special 25th Anniversary Sunday Pages, he appeared on TV's What's My Line?, and Edward R. Morrow interviewed Gould on his farm in Illinois. By Jeff Kersten, resident historian at the Chester Gould/Dick Tracy Museum.
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Item Code CC17H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781631400773 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 11x9 # Pages 272pg Color Partial Color