Autumn Hews

First Appearance:

July 14th, 1947

Known Associates:

Lugi (Deceased)

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 11

Autumn Hews was a member of Coffyhead's criminal organization. She was a slender, attractive woman with blond hair who typically wore eyeglasses.

Working with Coffyhead and Lugi, Hews set out to discredit Junior Tracy's Crimestoppers Club.

At Odds With the CrimestoppersEdit

Autumn Hews gained the trust of the Crimestoppers when she staged having her purse stolen by Lugi. The Crimestoppers recovered it and she treated all of them to ice cream. The Crimestoppers were all charmed by Autumn's friendly manner and the novelty of her name.

Autumn then used their trust to her benefit when she attempted to frame them for shoplifting. However, Dick Tracy believed Junior's account of the situation and was able to get the charge dropped.

After Coffyhead and Lugi were arrested, Autumn tried to evade the authorities. She make her way into Coffyhead's workshop and tried to steal the contents of his safe. A police officer on duty caught her and she killed him. Other officers who were nearby heard the altercation and came after her. Autumn grabbed what money she could and jumped down a pit, landing in a grease pan.

On the RunEdit

Autumn disguised herself in an old jumpsuit, put the cash in a tire and sneaked away. She spent a brief period of time as a fugitive, during which she hid in a doghouse. She was eventually menaced by a pair of dogs when they returned to the house. The dogs' female owner saw the dogs attacking something and went to investigate. Autumn forced the woman back into the house, keeping her hostage. Out of spite, Autumn set the dogs' house on fire.

The fire attracted the attention of the police and the fire department. Tracy found the remains of Autumn's eyeglasses in the ashes. Deducing that Autumn must be hiding in the nearby home, Tracy soon had the female fugitive in custody.


  • AutumnHewsRG
    The name "Autumn Hews" is a play on the term "Autumn Hues", a reference to the earth-toned color palette, which is heavily red, orange, yellow, and brown.
  • A later Rogues' Gallery feature indicated that Autumn Hews received a five-year sentence.

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