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The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 5
Author Chester Gould
Publication date October, 2008
Published by IDW
ISBN 9781600102011
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 4
Followed by
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 6

The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 5 contains the strips written and drawn by Chester Gould originally published in newspapers between the dates January 21st, 1938 and July 5th, 1939.

It includes the following storylines:

The book also includes original supplemental material by Max Allan Collins and J.C. Vaughn, as well as material about the merchandising of Dick Tracy.


  • 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the presence of racial caricatures in the strips and states that they are "reprinted without alteration for historical reference".
  • The originally version of this book has become somewhat difficult to obtain inexpensively.
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    In April of 2023, it was announced that the first 6 volumes of The Complete Dick Tracy would be reissued by Clover Press to match the format of the later volumes. It was released on February 27th, 2024.