Friday, August 08, 2014
Number 1615: Dick Tracy, fit to be tied
Dell had published Tracy reprints during the forties. In issue #19 of Dick Tracy Monthly they dropped the reprints and went with original self-contained stories written and drawn for the comic. This went on through issue #25, when Harvey Comics took over the license. Chester Gould, creator of Tracy, is not even mentioned. I find that incredible, but then, those were the days of the all-powerful syndicates, and apparently the Chicago Tribune Syndicate, which owns Tracy, did not think it was important to put Gould’s name on a story not by him.
From Dick Tracy Monthly #20 (1949):