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    Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-7-45 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1945). Before he became a lovable goofball and pal of Detective Tracy, B.O. Plenty might have fit in with such Gould villains as Flat Top and Pruneface. Such is Plenty's depiction in the classic "Breathless Mahoney" story-arc -- a thief, capable of murder, and on the lam with a stolen fortune. This unnerving sequence finds the murderous Ms. Mahoney near death (from an attack by Plenty), while B.O. Plenty settles into a flophouse and prepares to remove his telltale beard. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 20" x 6". Light toning and moderate pencil-smudging. A horizontal line through every panel served as a guide for newspapers that wished to run the strip at a shallower depth. Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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