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Pucker Puss was a contract killer who had false teeth, which when removed gave his mouth a puckered look. His dentures were specially modified to contain a secret firearm that he used to kill people. Pucker Puss had dark hair that he wore in a pageboy style. He typically wore eyeglasses.

Pucker Puss was an associate of Lispy, a hypochondriac who frequently requested that Pucker Puss take her blood pressure.

Pucker Puss' one confirmed victim was Greenback Eddy. Two other suspected victims of Pucker Puss were the dentist who had made his dentures and the underworld gunsmith who had made his gun. The murder of Greenback Eddy was caught on film at a baseball game, and Pucker Puss fled the city.

Pucker Puss escaped to Florida, where he was discovered by Lizz. He abducted Lizz after she broke into his hotel room, and then stole a boat. His plan was to dump the policewoman in an area off the coast where she would be eaten by sharks. Lizz was able to free herself just in time, and in the ensuing fight, Pucker Puss fell off the boat into the shark-infested waters. Lizz sought to rescue Pucker Puss, to no avail. Believing him to be dead, Lizz returned to the harbor where she was arrested for stealing the boat. Dick Tracy was then called.

Unbeknownst to Lizz, Pucker Puss had grabbed a boat line and survived. He encountered Tracy and Lizz when they came to investigate his hotel room, but Pucker Puss was able to gain the upper hand. He abducted Lizz again and hijacked a taxi. Lizz burned Pucker Puss' gun hand with a cigarette lighter, causing the cab to crash into a palm tree and catch fire. Pucker Puss attempted to flee the scene, but Tracy arrived and killed him in a gunfight. Tracy was burned while saving Lizz from the fire and had a grizzled look for several months thereafter.