(January 1988)

Blackthorne, 1988 Series
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Price
2.00 USD; 2.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Blackthorne Publishing Incorporated
Editing
Shel Dorf (editor); John Stephenson (staff editor)

Introducing Tonsils (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
Shel Dorf (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dude; Tonsils; Dot View; Augustus; Mama

Indexer Notes

Panels from the interior story. Cover design by Shel Dorf.

The Best Comic Collections in the World! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackthorne Publishing / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for Dick Tracy Book 19 and Book 20 and Dick Tracy The "Unprinted" Stories #3, with small versions of the covers depicted.

[Introducing Tonsils] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy; Duke the Dapper (villain, death); Tonsils; Dawson; Joe Noe; Dot View; Mr. Crime (villain, introduction); Bonny Braids; Tess Tracy; Sam Catchem; Augustus; Mama; Officer Mason
Synopsis
Dude the Dapper decides he wants to get out of the horse meat racket, so he grooms Tonsils to be a pop singer. Main problem is that Tonsils can't sing. Dude's aggressive tactics get Tonsils exposure, and he becomes popular as a "so bad he's good" act. Dude's attempt to get out of the rackets is shut down violently on Mr. Crime's orders, who then sends his thugs after Tonsils.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) daily and Sunday newspaper strips 1952-03-29 to 1952-05-25
Keywords
crime sketch; horse meat; hospital; kidnapping; knife; meat racket; murder; newspapers; night club; radio station; record player; singer; television broadcast; tire casings

New! Brenda Starr Cut-Outs & Coloring Book #1 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Blackthorne Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

All Splash Page Issue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Blackthorne Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing Tonsils
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. The Best Comic Collections in the World!
    Blackthorne Publishing
  3. 2. [Introducing Tonsils]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. New! Brenda Starr Cut-Outs & Coloring Book #1
    Blackthorne Publishing
  5. 4. All Splash Page Issue!
    Blackthorne Publishing
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