Profusely illustrated in color. Beginning in the 1930s with Dick Tracy, the author traces the history of crime comics through the Depression-era battles between the FBI and public enemies like Dillinger, the 1960s and 70s TV detectives such as Napoleon Solo and Peter Gunn, up to today's breed of sleuth. Contains an alphabetical comic checklist including publisher, dates, and a brief description. Published by Taylor Publishing Co., 1550 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.