Chester Gould's classic comic strip--dailies and Sundays--in black & white. Supplemental material in color.
From the publisher:
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. This volume also includes an introduction by Max Allan Collins, as well as the third historical feature from J.C. Vaughn looking at the evolution of Tracy merchandise.
Tracy faces the Jewel thief/murderer Littleface, Krome, the inimitable Mole, wartime trafficker B.B. Eyes, and the pianist/murderer 88 Keys. Contains all daily and Sunday strips from January, 1941 through September, 1942.
Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney
"Check out The Complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. The blank-eyed orphan was far grittier and moving than the saccharine Annie you know from the damn musical. [It] started in 1924 in a world chillingly like ours: crawling with cake-eaters, greedy bankers and international con men who exploit the hardscrabble working stiffs Annie hangs with when her "Daddy" isn't around to protect her. The cartoonist, a tightlipped Midwestern Dickens, pushes the virtues of honesty, pluck, and hard work in adventures that can melt the heart of even hard-boiled cynics like I pretend to be." -- Art Spiegelman