The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.
A house ad stated the on-sale date was March 11.
Page 1 is an text introduction for this story plus an introductory splash for this story. The splash page is a reformatted reprint of the splash page from Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #43.
Several panels have been altered to conform to the Comics Code Authority.
Page 2, panel 5: Pick-pocket tool outline has been removed but the color remains.
Page 3, panel 6: Blood removed hood's cheek.
Page 4, panel 1: Changed from a title panel to one with a caption.
Page 6, panels 2, 3, and 7: Strap outline has been removed, but the color shape still remains.
Page 6, panels 10, 11 and 12: Outline of jack handle has been removed. Color shape still remains.
Page 6, panel 11: "Who tried to run a jack handle through my skull" removed from word balloon.
Page 11, panel 6: Panel redrawn to show Themesong dodging a lamp thrown by Shoulders. It hits her in the
face in issue 43. Panel is black and white.
Page 11, panel 7: Gun in Shoulders' right hand is opaqued but color still prints. Gun is back in his
hand in the next panel.
Page 13, panel 1: Dick Tracy logo has been changed to a descriptive caption.
Page 14, panel 6: Panel has been redrawn to show Dick Tracy being hit in the by a closed fist. In the
original, Tracy is hit with the butt of an automatic. This panel is in black and white.
Page 14, panel 12: "If you don't want your head blown off" deleted from the word balloon.