series premiered in 1931. Stopped: See above.
The character of Tracy is an eagle-nosed, steel-eyed, hard-hitting, plain-clothed policeman who usually gets his man. He is sometimes supported by the police force, and he has a small arsenal of futuristic gadgets at his disposal in his eternal hunt for criminals.
long running series had a large and varied gallery of
outstanding characters, especially arch criminals, and
Gould was very careful to supply them with names that
corresponded with their appearances, vices or traits.
Here are a few examples: