"Junky" Doolb

First Appearance:

April 14th, 1940 (partial) April 17th, 1940 (revealed)

Known Associates:

Fred Mason (deceased)
Jerome Trohs (deceased)

Appearance of Death:

April 24th, 1940

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy
The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 6

The man known as "Junky" Doolb ("Blood" spelt backwards) was an underworld figure with light eyes and light, wavy hair.

Doolb shot Fred Mason because Mason had not delivered rigged gambling equipment to his gang as promised. Although he left a false clue implicating Rudy Seton as the killer of Mason, Dick Tracy realized that "J.D" (Junky Doolb) was the real killer. With the help of Mary X, Tracy captured Doolb in Rudy Seton's nightclub.

Betrayal by TrohsEdit

Doolb later tried to break out of jail with a gun that had been smuggled in by Jerome Trohs, who posed as Doolb's attorney. However the gun was not loaded and Doolb was killed by police gunfire.


  • A later Rogues' Gallery entry about Doolb indicated that he had received a life sentence. This is not accurate, as Doolb was killed before going to trial.
  • Since he was a Known Associate of Jermone Trohs, it is likely that Doolb was also an associate of Mamma, but this has not been explicitly stated.