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Thistle Dew was an attractive young woman who lived in Dick Tracy's city. She had long blonde hair, light eyes, a small nose and prominent cheekbones.

The Revenge Plot[]

Thistle Dew's father Spike had been a criminal. He had been convicted and executed some time previously, and his capture had been facilitated by a police sketch made by Junior Tracy's. Thistle Dew and her Uncle Punky blamed Junior for Spike's death and they conspired to kidnap and kill him in revenge.

Thistle Dew befriended Junior and went on a date with him. Uncle Punky knocked Junior unconscious and they took him to their hideout. Junior managed to subdue Thistle while Punky was away and she was arrested.

Hiding Out[]

Thistle was released on bail, and she met Punky at a pre-arranged location. The two went into hiding, communicating with their advisor Jimmy-the-Juice via a trained raven. When they realized that the raven could implicate them, they contacted Jimmy who decided to kill the raven. Punky saw an opportunity to eliminate Jimmy (to whom he owed a large sum of money), and he and Thistle went to the aviary. They were confronted by police, and Punky was shot and killed by Sam Catchem. Thistle was taken into custody.

The End of Thistle Dew[]

Thistle Dew & Junior Tracy

Years later, Thistle Dew was reported as having been killed in a fire at an armory with Wormy.


  • The name Thistle Dew is apparently a play on the expression "This'll do".
  • At the time that her death was reported, Thistle Dew had no previously established connection to Wormy. Wormy had previously conspired with Dewdrop.
  • The criminal Haf-and-Haf claimed that Thistle Dew had been part of Wormy and Measles' armored car robbery plan, when they actually worked with Dewdrop (see Note above). It is possible that Haf-and-Haf was remembering incorrectly or had received inaccurate information.