Fearless Fosdick, Al Capp's take on Chester Gould's Dick Tracy (much to Gould's displeasure), was an underpaid, overworked and over-shot-up policeman, whose devotion to duty is even greater than his devotion to his long-time girlfriend, Prudence Pimpleton.
The book, FEARLESS FOSDICK...HIS LIFE AND DEATHS, is a compilation of stories, reformatted from newspaper comic strips into comic book pages, and sold as a trade paperback book in 1956. That way the publisher could sell a black and white "comic book" in a more deluxe format for $1.00 instead of the usual comic book price of 10¢. This is story number one from the book.
David Miller gets credit for the sharp photocopies, which I scanned. Thank you, David!
Copyright © 1956 Simon and Schuster