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Dubbs
Dubbs
Dubbs (right), with Texie Garcia

First Appearance:

December 16th, 1931 (from behind)
December 19th, 1931 (revealed)

Full Name:

Unrevealed

Known Associates:

Texie Garcia
Hy Habeas

Appearance of Death:

December 28th, 1931

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can be Found:

Dick Tracy The Thirties: Tommy Guns and Hard Times
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 1

Dubbs was a former politician who lived in Dick Tracy’s city. He had a large nose and ears, and typically wore a checked coat.

Dubbs had underworld connections and was associated with Big Boy’s gang.

Entangled with Texie Garcia

When Texie Garcia was arrested during a raid on Big Boy’s apartment, Dubbs sent his attorney Hy Habeas to visit her in jail. Garcia demanded that Dubbs arrange for her to be released. Habeas met Dubbs in a restaurant where Dubbs explained that Garcia had information about his past criminal activities and had been blackmailing him. Additionally, Garcia had ambushed Dubbs on a passenger train and claimed that she would accuse him of kidnapping if he did not continue to pay her. Unbeknownst to the two men, Dick Tracy was eavesdropping on them from a nearby table.

Dubbs agreed to pay Texie’s $20,000 bond and sent Habeas to collect her. Habeas brought Texie to Dubbs, unaware that they were being followed by Tracy and the police. Dubbs confronted Texie with a pistol, apparently intending to rid himself of her threats. When the officers burst in, Habeas and Garcia fled. Dubbs shot himself rather than face capture. This distraction allowed Habeas and Garcia to escape.

Texie Garcia later re-appeared in the company of Dan “The Squealer” Mucelli. Habeas’ fate is unknown.

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