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Chester Gould, Jeff Kersten, Garyn G Roberts

Dick Tracy: Colorful Cases of the 1930s

On sale date: October 4, 2016

Experience the adventures of the world’s most famous comic strip detective just as they appeared when originally published.

WINNER: Will Eisner Award, 2017: Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

In the early 1930s, Chester Gould dramatically altered the comics landscape with a new style of gritty realism torn from Chicago’s headlines and fueled by the hard-hitting gangster films of the era. And with this new kind of storytelling came a new way of coloring comics, with strong, solid blacks and primary colors, a style as bold and vibrant as the stories themselves. Now, to fully appreciate Chester Gould's incredible artwork and storytelling, Sunday Press has reprinted these comics for the first time in the original colors, fully restored and in full tabloid size.

This selection of Dick Tracy Sunday pages from 1931 to 1939 features Gould’s most infamous villains of the decade, with four complete stories, plus forty more fabulous Sundays highlighting the villains and heroes not seen in the featured cases. Each of these sections features detailed commentary by Tracy historian Garyn G. Roberts. The high-quality, hardbound volume was produced in collaboration with the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum.


"The stunning new collection from the esteemed Sunday Press, Dick Tracy: Colorful Cases of the 1930s, explores Gould's first decade of four-color powder burn nightmares. Reprinted for the first time in their original sizes and colors, these impeccably restored pages brand into the brain unforgettable images." — Paul Tumey - The Comics Journal


Full color.
11.3" × 15.3"