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    Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-11-45 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1945). Career creep Itchy Oliver and his gun-moll accomplice chow down on hamburgers while their captive, Detective Dick Tracy, faces a slow death from starvation. Meanwhile, Junior Tracy searches Itchy's impounded getaway car for clues to the abduction. (The accomplice is the surviving consort of an earlier Tracy villain, B-B Eyes.) The "Itchy" story-arc is careening toward a bang-up finale -- just a week-and-change away from the moment of the present episode. Will Tracy be rescued in time to make it home for Christmas? The readership of 1945 could scarcely wait for the next day's comics page, and here is a singularly tense episode, its suspense as potent now as it was then. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 19.5" x 6". Toning and handling wear commensurate with age. Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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