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by Matthew Price Modified: December 19, 2008 at 8:22 am •  Published: December 19, 2008
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Storylines in volume 5 include "Chief Shellberry,” "Karpse,” "Scardol” and "Whip Chute,” which ran January 1938 through July 1939. Gould was born in Pawnee, and his hard-bitten police detective Dick Tracy is one of the world’s best-known comic-strip characters.

If you want a broader overview of the history of the comic-strip, "The Comics: The Complete Collection,” a Borders exclusive book from Brian Walker, will do just that. The book is a compilation of his two previous books, "The Comics: Before 1945” and "The Comics: Since 1945.” Early color Sunday comic strips like "Flash Gordon” receive full-page reprints; the oversized trim gives readers a feel for what these comic strips looked like.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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