The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.
A large portion of the story is omitted in this version, including the segment which explains why Sleet is hiding from the police.
Changes are listed below. Some are due to Comics Code Authority regulations.
Page 1, panel 4 - Date changed to 1957 to keep story current.
Page 3, panel 4 - Sam's balloon changed to edit out an accusation. Sleet's balloon changed to remove
Page 4, panel 1 - Dick Tracy logo changed to descriptive caption.
Page 9, panel 2 - "killed" changed to "framed."
Page 9, panel 10 - panel changed to remove image of bullet going through hand
Panel 11, panel 7 - changed to a summary caption. This completely bypasses the first segment from Dick
Tracy Comics Monthly #58.
Page 13 - a caption replaces a panel that shows Sleet pushing Twist from a train platform.
Page 13, panel 8 - redrawn to show a a ragged dress instead of a prison uniform.
Page 13, panel 10 - dialogue "fell" in original changed to "injured."
Page 13, panel 11 - dialogue changed from "But tell him he won't have to rush for this one!" to "This man
has been injured!"
Page 14, panel 1 - "over the rail" changed to "in a faint"
Page 14, panel 3 - "push" changed to "hit."
Page 16, Panel 1 - Dialogue refers to an event that was not reprinted from the original story.
Page 16, panels 8, 9, 11 - Blood has been removed from Sleet's face.
Page 18, panel 12 - Tomahawk in Sleet's hand has been deleted.
Page 19, panels 3, 6 - Tomahawk in Sleet's hand has been deleted.
Page 19, panel 8 - Tomahawk, sound effect, and hit lines have been deleted from original.
Page 21, panels 5 and 6 - Sleet has been deleted from the panels. In the original, a gorilla is trying to
Page 22, panel 1 - Sleet deleted from panel. In the original, a gorilla holds her unconscious form.
Page 22, panels 8, 11 - Sleet deleted from panels.
Page 23, panel 2, 10 - Dress color changed from red to black.
Page 23, panel 3 - Sleet is wearing a black dress that reaches below her knee. The original version shows
the bottom of her panty girdle and the tops of her stockings.