Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy


Author: Chester Gould

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 9781631407949

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 1534

Dick Tracy leaps into the Space Age when Diet Smith's experimental Space Coupe brings back a visitor from outer space! Meet...Moon Maid, the most outrageous character in the strip's entire history. Prior to venturing where no detective has gone before, Tracy deals with some very earthbound-and gruesomely entertaining-adventures, including the use of napalm (!) to flush out a gang of crooks from their hideout. In these strips from August 27, 1962 through April 12, 1964 Tracy mixes it up with the criminal 52 Gang-each named for a card in the poker deck-who have found a novel way to dispose of the corpses of their enemies, Junior is smitten by a girl who literally wants him dead, Sparkle Plenty falls into the hands of crazed modern artists and their ape accomplice, and (six months before it happened in the "real world") a doctor has perfected heart transplant surgery-but in this case it's on unwilling victims!

The Complete Dick Tracy 8



Author: Chester Gould

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600104633

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 261

View: 6305

Presents a multi-volume edition of Chester Gould's timeless comic strip, and features long-time Dick Tracy characters such as Tess Truehart, Junior, and Chief Brandon.

On the Graphic Novel


Author: Santiago García

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1628464828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

View: 4744

A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. He considers the aesthetic and entrepreneurial innovations that established the conditions for the rise of the graphic novel all over the world. García not only treats the formal components of the art, but also examines the cultural position of comics in various formats as a popular medium. Typically associated with children, often viewed as unedifying and even at times as a threat to moral character, comics art has come a long way. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel, with its increasingly global and aesthetically sophisticated profile, represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics and what they can achieve.

Dick Tracy and American Culture

Morality and Mythology, Text and Context


Author: Garyn G. Roberts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786416981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 6012

In October 1931, Dick Tracy made his debut on the pages of the Detroit Mirror. Since then America's most famous crime fighter has tangled with a variety of protagonists from locations as diverse as the inner city and outer space, all the time maintaining the moral high ground while reflecting American popular culture. Through extensive research and interviews with Chester Gould (the creator of "Dick Tracy"), his assistants, Dick Locher (the current artist), Max Allan Collins (who scripted the stories for more than 15 years) and many others associated with the strip, Dick Tracy as a cultural icon emerges. The strips use of both innovative and established police methods and the true-to-life portrayals of Tracy's family and fellow cops are detailed. The artists behind the strip are fully revealed and Dick Tracy paraphernalia and the 1990 movie Dick Tracy are discussed. Dick Tracy's appearances in other media--books, comics, radio, movie serials, "B" movies, television dramas, and animated cartoons--are fully covered.

The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Dailies & Sundays: 1941-1942


Author: N.A

Publisher: IDW Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 284

View: 3937

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 #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

The Comics Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560979852

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 207

View: 4553

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

500 Essential Graphic Novels

The Ultimate Guide


Author: Gene Kannenberg

Publisher: Ilex


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 527

View: 3112

In 500 Essential Graphic Novels the finest paperbacks, collections and hardcovers from around the world are gathered together for the first time in a volume that reveals the sheer diversity and rich talent that abounds in this visually thrilling medium. The crème de la crème of contemporary graphic novels are listed with a plot breakdown, the creators, publisher, date of first collected release, ISBN and, of course, a review. Every review is star rated and also employs a simple age rating so that parents can see what is suitable for their children, whatever their age. The reviews are also cross-referenced, so that a title like Gen, a biographical war story, has its main entry in the War chapter, but also a link in the Biography section. 500 Essential Graphic Novels also contains a Foreword by distinguished graphic novelist Garth Ennis, co-creator of the forthcoming HBO TV series Preacher. It is an indispensable reference book for any comic fan, graphic novel novice, library or school.

Garments of Paradise

Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age


Author: Susan Elizabeth Ryan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027445

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 1175

A historical and critical view of wearable technologies that considers them as acts of communication in a social landscape.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series



Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1514

View: 6206

Includes Part 1A: Books, Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals and Part 2: Periodicals. (Part 2: Periodicals incorporates Part 2, Volume 41, 1946, New Series)

Dick Tracy, the Thirties

Tommyguns and Hard Times


Author: Chester Gould

Publisher: N.A


Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 285

View: 2928

Dick Tracy: the thirties delves into those early years when tommy guns shatter the stillness of hard times as Tracy pursues criminals of all shapes and sizes. Included in this volume are such Tracy adventures as the Texie Garcia caper, the Buddy Waldorf kidnapping, Larceny Lu--Queen of the Stolen Car Gang, Tess Trueheart kidnapped.