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    Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-3-45 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1945). Gould cranks the tensions in a showdown between Detective Tracy and a homicidal Itchy Oliver -- sparing Tracy at the last moment with a self-sacrificing leap by Itchy's reluctant accomplice, the disgraced mother of another Tracy villain, Breathless Mahoney. Gould won fans and courted controversy with his reliance upon violent shock value, the better to depict what he called "the horror of the public enemy." Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 19.5" x 16". Aside from light toning, adhesive discoloration, and faint soiling, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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