Original dick tracy comic strips. For other characters given this name, as well as other uses, see Dick Tracy disambiguation. Also in the market were Mattel's Dick Tracy range of toy weapons. The third issue was a direct adaptation of the film. The bad guys are sometimes so evil that their very flesh is deformed to announce their sins to the world. However, Gould modeled many characters after close associates, such as his publisher Joseph Patterson as Big Frost, and even himself as Pear-Shape Tone. Chester Gould's Dick Tracy vs. In "Dick Tracy Rubs Shoulders," Tracy foils a pickpocket scheme revolving around a little girl singing on street corners. Vintage Comic Book Lot. The Plenty family was a group of goofy redneck yokels headed by the former villain, Bob Oscar "B. Produced by P. As the story progressed, Tracy adopted an orphan under the name Dick Tracy Jr.