Feature Books started in 1937. Each issue was devoted to a single comic strip character. Chester Gould created Dick Tracy in 1931. The stories became famous for colorful criminals and lots of violence. By the time I read it in the San Francisco Chronicle, there were strange stories set on the Moon with all sorts of odd technology. I remember a story about a mummified corpse that particularly disturbed me. A room in a neighbor's attic reminded me of the setting of that episode.