The Spider's minion, Dr. Moloch, performs a brain operation on Gordon Tracy to turn him evil, making him secretly part of the Spider Ring and so turning brother against brother. Subsequent chapters simply listed the stars on one screen and the same supporting cast a second. This approach to cast display was used by Republic from its first serial through Haunted Harbor in Universal serials presented a similar approach to cast display until , only in their case, the star-cameos appeared with the first episodes, and subsequent episodes listed these names usually followed, on a scrolling cast list, by part, but not often all, of the supporting players who had been named on the episodes with the cameos. Occasionally, a new player or two might be added. Columbia only a few times adopted this approach to displaying the cast of its serials. Republic, Universal, Warner Bros. Pictures, and some independents also used star "cameos" in numbers of their B pictures during the s.
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Enhance your purchase. This volume introduces Mumbles — one of Dick Tracy's greatest villains — and sees Tracy form the Crime Stoppers Club, teaching young boys and girls crime detection techniques. Plus, everyone dreads seeing what the baby born to B. Plenty and Gravel Gertie will look like! Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with introductions by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Kersten, this collection contains all the daily and Sunday comic strips from March 17, through September 26, LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints
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Start earning points for buying books! Uplift Native American Stories. Dick Tracy Series Chester Gould Dick Tracy introduced violence — blunt, ironic, and retributional violence — to the comics page. The quintissential Dick Tracy line about his crimefighting tactics? Sign me up to get more news about Fiction books. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. This last volume in the series completes the iconic comic series by Chester Gould. The adventures of this iconic square-jawed detective fighting a menagerie of grotesque villains remains one of the highlights in the history of not just comics but crime fiction in general. After 46 years-two months-and-twentyone-days writing and drawing Dick Tracy Chester Gould retired at the age of