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“Open-Mind” Monty was a criminal in Dick Tracy's city. He had dark hair and narrow eyes. He had an eccentric and meticulous personality.

Open-Mind’s name came from an exposed bit of knife blade that stuck out from his forehead. Open-Mind propagated the story that the blade had become stuck in his skull after a fight and would kill him if removed.

Revenge-Seeking Brother[]

Monty’s sister-in-law Dewdrop came to him after his brother Sticks had been killed and she was fleeing the police.

Open-Mind Monty ran a stolen jewelry ring from a greenhouse and sent his gems to be fenced using carrier pigeons or by hiding the stolen goods in potted plants.

Dewdrop and Monty planned to kill Dick Tracy, but they were tricked into shooting a dummy instead. Monty, Dewdrop and their gang were all later arrested. Monty was released due to a lack of evidence and legitimate charges.

Monty refused to provide bail for Dewdrop, which motivated her to inform Tracy about Monty's diamond smuggling operation. He was then arrested again, and it was revealed that the knife in Monty's forehead was not genuine and could be removed.

Notes[]

  • Monty did not especially care for Dewdrop. He blamed her for Sticks giving up his musical career, and he later refused to pay for Dewdrop's legal representation.
  • Open-Mind Monty appeared briefly in the 80th Anniversary storyline. He had just been arrested and was posing for a mug shot.
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    Open-Mind Monty, as drawn by Joe Staton

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