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Captain Bowline

First Appearance:

May 3rd, 1944

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 9

Captain Bowline (first name unrevealed) was Dick Tracy's superior in the US Navy when Tracy was assigned to domestic security operations during World War II. He had light-colored hair and avuncular demeanor.

Bowline was shown to have aided Tracy in his cases involving Flattop and the Brow. He would also have been the superior officer of Lt. Clark (presumably).

Appearances in Other Media[]

1990 Feature Film Continuity[]

Bowline was not a character in the 1990 Dick Tracy feature film.

Bowline did appear in the original follow-up novel Dick Tracy Goes to War (written by Max Allan Collins) as the Admiral in charge of Intelligence in Washington, DC.