These 1944–45 newspaper strips open with the demise of Flattop, perhaps the most notorious of Tracy’s trademark villains, and introduce such other grotesque miscreants as the Brow, Shakey, and Breathless Mahoney (Madonna in the 1990 movie). Far more significant, though, are the first appearances of two characters who would remain long-standing members of the strip’s supporting cast: redneck farmers “B. O.” Plenty and Gravel Gertie. Gould’s distinctively blunt artwork was never more effective than in these wartime installments, which are shockingly violent even by Tracy’s brutal standards. --Gordon Flagg
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