- Full Description
Chester Gould's morality play enters the late '60s, as the cartoonist tackles concepts of retribution, constitutional rights, economic warfare, and Space Age intrigue--all amidst the usual array of murder and violence. The stakes, however, seem higher, and the body count soars: death in space, on the high seas, behind closed doors--by gun, by laser, by asphyxiation, by explosion, and by freezing. The action moves from Earth to the lunar surface as Moon Maid zaps bad guys, Lizz goes undercover, Tracy nearly loses his head--and, when Diet Smith sets up a factory on the moon, will mankind also export greed and murder to its crime-free orbiting satellite?
Bad guys include steely mobster Piggy Butcher, Chin Chillar, underworld boss Mr. Intro, and the bootlegger named Posie, among others. Plus the return of Sparkle Plenty and a special 12-page afterword feature about the aborted 1967 Dick Tracy TV show from the same producer who made Batman a pop culture icon. With plenty of fun reproductions of 60s merchandise and promotions.
Included are all strips from July 3, 1967 to April 2, 1969.
The iconic square-jawed detective's adventures fighting a menagerie of grotesque villains remain a highlight both of comics history and of crime fiction as a whole. The series is ripe for introduction to crime prose readers who haven't previously ventured into comics.
- Additional Information
Item Code CC24H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781684052356 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 11x9 # Pages 296pg Color b&w