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Ed was a henchman of Itchy. He had sunken cheeks and typically wore a flat cap.

Ed and his associate Joe met B.O. Plenty in a bar and determined that Plenty could be easily robbed of the fortune he had stolen from Breathless Mahoney. They told their boss Itchy about Plenty, and Itchy recruited Mahoney's mother Elia into their scheme.

Elia lured B.O. Plenty to Itchy's hideout, where the criminals tortured him until he revealed where the money could be found. Itchy and Elia went to collect it, and Itchy killed Elia during a confrontation with police. Itchy then returned to his hideout. Itchy, Ed, and Joe sent B.O. Plenty down a sewer tunnel tied to a plank of wood, believing that he would drown or starve.

When the three men went to divide the stolen money, Itchy claimed most of it for himself. Joe objected, and Itchy shot him through the head, killing him. Itchy then fled. At the same time, Dick Tracy and the police were converging on Itchy's apartment hideout. Hearing the shot that killed Joe, Tracy kicked in the door as Itchy ran out the back. Ed reached for Joe's gun, but decided to surrender rather than shoot at Tracy.

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Ed without his hat

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Ed assaults B.O. Plenty

Ed was taken into custody. His fate is unknown. B.O. Plenty was later found alive, and Itchy was killed after a subsequent attempt to kill Dick Tracy.

Notes[]

  • Ed's full name was never revealed.
  • Ed was never depicted outside the company of Joe. Their names were not stated until two weeks after they first appeared.
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