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The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 17
Author Chester Gould
Publication date August, 2014
Published by IDW
ISBN 9781631400773
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 16
Followed by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 18

The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 17 contains the strips written and drawn by Chester Gould originally published in newspapers between the dates May 14th, 1956 and December 14th, 1957.

It includes the following storylines:

The Flattop Jr. storyline began in the previous volume.

The book also includes original supplemental material, including the essay "Undiminished Luster" by Jeff Kersten, the essay "Shoot to Kill" by Max Allan Collins, and the fourth (third) entry in the Dick Tracy Family Album & Mug Shot Files series.


  • The book is dedicated to the memory of author Jay Maeder, who is acknowledged as a "newspaperman, comics writer, historian, and author of the definitive and official Dick Tracy 'biography'."
  • The book's cover image is based on a drawing attributed to artist Al Avison for the cover of Harvey Comics' Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #129 from 1957. It is the first volume in IDW'S Complete Dick Tracy series to feature cover art that is not attributed to Chester Gould.