Giant Setton

First Appearance:

May 24th, 1957

Known Relatives:

Mrs. Setton, Wife

Known Associates:

Clipso Brothers (deceased)

Appearance of Death:

July 26th, 1957

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 17

Carl "Giant" Setton was a little person who was an associate of the criminal Clipso Brothers, Jim and John.

Giant participated in the Clipso's scheme to defraud the inventor Morin Plenty. Giant hid inside the machine that the Clipsos claimed could replace a man's worn-out shoe heel while the customer waited. Giant then repaired the shoe, giving the appearance of automated service.

When the Clipso's deception was discovered, Giant attempted to part ways with the brothers. He was then strangled to death by John Clipso. Giant's widow later killed the Clipsos in an act of revenge.

Notes Edit

  • Throughout the Clipso Brothers storyline (and a later Rogues' Gallery feature) Giant is referred to as a "midget". This term has since come to be considered pejorative and a harmful slur.
  • Like his wife, Giant's real name was not provided until a later Rogues' Gallery feature.