The adventures of this iconic square-jawed detective fighting a menagerieof grotesque villains remain one of the highlights in the history of not justcomics but crime fiction in general.
The series is ripe to introduce to crimeprose readers who haven't previously ventured into comics. DickTracy closes out the 1960s by moonlighting-literally!
The master sleuthtakes a part-time second job as Head of Security and Law Enforcement for DietSmith's operations based on the moon.
Soon Tracy learns that aninternational crime syndicate, the Apparatus, has infiltrated Smith'sorganization on the lunar surface.
Determined to expand its nefarious empire,the Apparatus snares Dick and Tess Tracy, leaving them caught in one of the mostfrightening death traps in the history of the series.
In the aftermath DickTracy is left blind, with the killers still after him!
Tracy then meets Tinky, ayoung blind girl who will play a key role throughout the 1970s. Two othermajor characters are also introduced. First is cartoonist Vera Alldid, who comeslooking for his step-uncle B.O.
Plenty and instead finds himself enamored withB.O. and Gravel Gertie's daughter Sparkle. Is there such a thing as"kissin' step-cousins?" The second is Groovy Grove, fresh fromprison after serving twelve years for a crime he didn't commit.
Groovyjoins the police force and not only has to defend himself against a blackmailscheme from his former cellmate, Diamonds, and his accomplice the Doll...he hasto rescue kidnapped little Tinky!
All this and more in these classic ChesterGould comic strips, from April 3, 1969 to December 23, 1970. SeriesOverview: Ongoing series that reprints the complete comic strips by ChesterGould from 1931-1977 in 29 definitive volumes.