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The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 12
Author Chester Gould
Publication date October, 2011
Published by IDW
ISBN 9781613770573
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 11
Followed by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 13

The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 12 contains the strips written and drawn by Chester Gould originally published in newspapers between the dates September 27th, 1948 and March 25th, 1950.

It includes the following storylines:

The book also includes original supplemental material, including the essay "You've Got a Lot of Talent, Baby!" by Max Allan Collins and "Following the Money" by Jeff Kersten.


  • The book includes a disclaimer acknowledging the presence of racial caricatures in the strips and states that they are "reprinted without alteration for historical reference".
  • In conjunction with the strip's 80th Anniversary, this volume contains a complete reproduction of the Dick Tracy Mystery Contest, which had not been re-published since it initial appearance in the Chicago Tribune in January & February of 1949. This material was also made available to read for free at IDW's Library of American Comics blog, with readers encouraged to send in their solutions. The solution appeared in Volume 15.