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The Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 7: 1941-1942 (The Complete Dick Tracy #7)

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Volume Seven contains over 500 Dick Tracy comic strips from the series' early years, this time covering material that originally ran from January 1941 through June 1942. Also included is an introduction by Max Allan Collins, as well as the third historical feature from J.C. Vaughn looking at the evolution of Tracy merchandise. -The Library of American Comics is the world's ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by IDW Publishing (first published April 29th 2009)
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Andy
May 13, 2014 Andy rated it it was amazing
One of the best Dick Tracy compilations featuring America's answer to Sherlock Holmes. You won't find a pair of villains as warped as The Mole and Littleface outside of an old Batman comic.

I also liked the story arc featuring the evil villain Trigger who Chester Gould drew to look like a demented Clark Gable. You'll also find Tracy bodyguarding a spoiled young heiress a la Paris Hilton that's pretty funny, and by the end of the book you won't believe a girl named Frizzletop. Gould is gold!
Jared
Sep 05, 2013 Jared rated it it was amazing
With this volume IDW changed the format of the Dick Tracy series. The books are now larger, with room for three strips per page instead of two. This mainly affects the Sunday strips which are now reproduced much larger than before.

Now onto the contents...with this volume Dick Tracy was entering its true Golden Age. Alltime Tracy classic villains Littleface, BB Eyes, and the Mole all make their debut appearances. Second tier villains such as Tiger Lilly and the insane Selbert DePool, as well as t
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Gary
Mar 22, 2013 Gary rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant story arc about The Mole. Shame he got killed off quickly. Other villains like Frizzletop are demented and worthy of reading. The history lessons in the beginning of the book are informative. I recommend you read them after you read the newspaper strips because the write-ups give away too much and frankly, you won't know what they are talking about anyway until after you've read the strips. Start with volume 7 (this one) and keep on truckin'.
Derek
Jan 07, 2016 Derek rated it it was amazing
Gould really hits his stride here, in the 7th volume of the series. I found the 6th volume to be a bit of an improvement over the 5th, but this one is a distinct improvement over its predecessors. Tracy is in fine form here, moving from one criminal to another while dodging deathtraps, socialites, and various injuries. There's tons of action, cliffhangers, and random evildoing. Need I say more?
Korynn
Aug 16, 2010 Korynn rated it really liked it
And the hits keep on coming in this volume of Dick Tracy in which one fantastic villain after another is invented with new fiendish plans and schemes to be taken out by justice and the clever perseverance of Dick Tracy and friends. Only a few times does the story suffer from instances of Gould ret-conning previous facts to suit the story.
Jeff Schmitt
Aug 28, 2014 Jeff Schmitt rated it it was amazing
Now we're talking! Getting into the classic rogues gallery the Tracy and Gould are famous for. I like the new larger format, despite the physical book being a little more awkward to handle. I know it only gets better from here! On to volume 8!
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Chester Gould was a U.S. cartoonist and the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977. Gould was known for his use of colorful, often monstrous, villains.
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