Neva Intro (aka "The Painted Lady") was the beautiful daughter of Mr. Intro. She had platinum blonde hair, which she arranged in a flip hairdo that covered her left eye.
The Hair Bandits[edit | edit source]
Miss Intro was also the head of a crime syndicate that stole women's hair to be made into wigs. She owned a nightclub in Dick Tracy's city called The Painted Lady, which served as a front for her criminal activities. Female patrons would be observed and evaluated, then later Miss Intro's agents would assault them and steal their hair.
Miss Intro had a large studio at her club which contained a collection of wigs, brushes, and body paints. She spent much of her time in her studio, giving orders to her men, drinking martinis, and painting her body while standing in a pool of water. She wore a series of revealing costumes, though (as Lizz noted) most of her clothes were painted on.
Dick Tracy and his team began to investigate the hair thefts, realizing that the victims were being scouted at The Painted Lady nightclub. Tracy and Lizz (who wore a large blonde wig as bait) went undercover to visit the club. Afterwards, Lizz was unsuccessfully attacked by hair bandits. Tracy surmised that Miss Intro was the leader of the operation. He called her for a "date" as a ploy to question her about her crimes (1/21/69). Her henchmen tried to talk her out of meeting with the policeman, but she was determined. When Tracy eventually arrived for his "date," he found Miss Intro dead in her studio.
Tracy began an investigation into Miss Intro's death, which led him to question Hy Jacky, a comedian who had performed at "The Painted Lady". Tracy discovered that Jacky was Miss Intro's boyfriend, and he quickly became the prime suspect.
In her will, Miss Intro left her nightclub to Hy Jacky, who continued to operate it. After some further investigation, Jacky eventually confessed to murdering Miss Intro.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Miss Intro had a push button phone, which was advanced technology in 1969.
- Miss Intro did not express any specific desire to avenge her father's death, and therefore would not meet the criteria of a Revenge-Seeking Relative.
- In addition to The Hair Bandits and the employees of her nightclub, Miss Intro had operatives who dressed in more typical clothes. These men may have been left over from her father's criminal organization, but this was not explicitly stated.