It’s been a while since I talked about Dick Tracy (January 22, 12008, to be exact) and it’s long overdue.
A real mainstay of the comics pages, Dick Tracy has long been a favorite of mine, and hopefully, yours too. The edge-of-your-seat plots, the fine detective work, and those bizarre villains! Dick Tracy inspired countless crime-fighters, even the long-underwear boys. (Batman springs to mind as an obvious example.) And nobody looks better in a yellow slicker. Man, he makes that look work for him!
Besides the terrific comic strips and comic books, there was a Dick Tracy radio show, Dick Tracy movie serials, Dick Tracy feature films, plus lots of Dick Tracy toys and premiums.
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In 1961, an animated Dick Tracy TV show introduced politically incorrect ethnic characters: Hemlock Holmes, Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez, all of whom are featured in today’s ultra-rare musical selection.
Click the link below to listen. Turn it up!
— DJ David B.