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AL “BIG BOY” CAPRICE Action Figure – Dick Tracy – Near Mint 1990
* DICK TRACY’S Al “Big Boy” Caprice Collectible
* Near Mint 1990 Vintage
* Great Addition To Your Collection
AL BIG BOY CAPRICE Action Figure – Dick Tracy – Near Mint 1990
Al Big Boy Caprice made his first published (though apparently not chronological) appearance in Dick Tracy’s second Sunday strip (October 11, 1931). In that self-contained story, Tracy, already a member of the police department’s detective bureau, leads a raid on Big Boy’s nightclub in order to arrest the mobster, and is able to thwart Big Boy’s escape.
On October 12, 1931, the daily strip began its run. Big Boy was the main villain in the first published daily serial of the strip. His minions rob and murder Emil Trueheart right in front of his family and Tracy, then kidnap Tess Trueheart, Tracy’s girlfriend. In response, Tracy joins the Detective Bureau and becomes the thorn in the gangster’s side. The events in this daily story apparently predate the events depicted in the Sunday strip of the previous day. The Sunday strips and daily strips continued to run separately for the first few months of the feature.
Big Boy was featured in several different daily continuities and Sunday stories during the early years of the strip, becoming Gould’s most frequently recurring villain, and during those early years was a sort of “gray eminence” behind virtually all the criminal activity Tracy was constantly thwarting, even in stories in which he wasn’t the featured villain.
|Dimensions||14 × 12 × 4 in|