The Complete Chester Gould's "Dick Tracy": Dailies and Sundays 1931-1933 v. 1

The Complete Chester Gould's "Dick Tracy": Dailies and Sundays 1931-1933 v. 1

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* Presenting a deluxe hardcover collection of Chester Gould's timeless comic strip, Dick Tracy. The first volume of this multi-year project will include the five sample strips that Gould used to sell his groundbreaking strip, as well as nearly 500 comic strips encompassing the series' beginning, from October 1931-May 1933. Among these strips are the first appearance of many long-time Dick Tracy characters, such as Tess Truehart, Junior and Chief Brandon. This special first volume features an overview and introduction from Consulting Editor and writer Max Allan Collins, as well as a never-before-published interview between Collins and creator Chester Gould. Each volume will feature book design from award-winning designer/artist Ashley Wood.-The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints...The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop *show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 180.3 x 241.3 x 30.5mm | 1,406.15g
  • Idea & Design Works
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 1600100368
  • 9781600100369
  • 429,939

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LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints...The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoopshow more

About Chester Gould

The son of a newspaperman, Chester Gould was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 1900. He produced a pair of forgettable comic strips before creating "Plainsclothes Tracy" -- changed to "Dick Tracy" -- in 1931, and continued as its mastermind for an astonishing 46 years, until his retirement in 1977.show more

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