(1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Book
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "DICK TRACY, No. 56." No code number. Copyright 1940 by the Chicago Tribune.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy

["And...who....is the charming lady, may I ask?"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Rudy Seton; Mary X [Leota Sunny]; Chief Brandon; Pat Patton; Fred Mason; Jepson
Synopsis:
A girl with amnesia gets a job as a nightclub singer. Later she leads Tracy to the body of a man in a stream. Tracy confronts the dead man's business partner, but as he's questioning him, the partner is shot.
Reprints:

["They stood here and fired right through the glass."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mary X [Leota Sunny]; Rudy Seaton; Chief Brandon; Junky Doolb; Jerome Trohs; Mamma
Synopsis:
The evidence points to Rudy Seaton as the killer of Fred Mason. Tracy has Seaton arrested, then uses Leota Sunny (Mary X with her memory restored) to set a trap for the real killer. The killer, Junky Doolb is taken to jail, where he is slipped a gun by the St. Bernard dog of a midget lawyer, Jerome Trohs. In the jailbreak, the lawyer escapes by riding on the large dog, while Doolb is killed. Trohs takes over Doolb's gang with the aid of his wife, Mamma, a huge woman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Code number "S.C. #67-4312" for Super Comics #67 is on the bottom of the first page. "Trohs" is "short" spelled backwards.

["Here he is, Jerome."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Jerome Trohs; Mamma; Pat Patton; Chief Brandon; Junior Tracy; Oscar (dog)
Synopsis:
Trohs has his gang grab Tracy and bring him to his hideout, where he crushes Tracy's right hand in a vise. The gang dumps Tracy in a trash bin. Patton finds Mamma in a candy store, but is roughed up when he tries to handcuff her. Junior has a run-in with Mamma and her St. Bernard attacks Junior's dog Oscar. In the battle, the St. Bernard's dog tag comes off and Junior finds it and takes it to Tracy. Tracy and his men hide in a dog catcher's wagon and capture Mamma. Tracy and his men are waiting when Trohs and his gang return to their hideout.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Code number "S.C. 68-441" for Super Comics #68 is on the bottom of the first page.

["Yeah Chief, I'm calling from his apartment."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Jerome Trohs; Mamma; Pat Patton;
Synopsis:
Trohs uses the St. Bernard to escape from Tracy. He sneaks on a rodeo train and when discovered claims to be "Joe Atom," midget cowboy. Out west, he ditches the show near Doggie City, Montana, and makes his way to an isolated tourist camp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Code number "S.C. 69-442" for Super Comics #69 is at bottom of first page.

["Why, man, we couldn't give this place away!"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Jerome Trohs; Mamma; Chief Brandon; Pat Patton
Synopsis:
Trosh decides to buy the tourist camp as a hideout. Meanwhile, Mamma has seen a newsreel of Trosh performing as "Joe Atom," midget cowboy and escapes from jail and goes west to confront Trosh herself. Trosh steals the money he was paid for the tourist camp and the Doggie City Sheriff calls Tracy about the midget thief. Mamma and Tracy both end up at Trosh's hideout at the same time.
Reprints:
  • United States from Super Comics (Dell, 1938 series) #70 (March 1944)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940?
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940?

Indexer Notes

Barely legible "S.C. 70-443" code number for Super Comics #70 is on the bottom of the first page. The first seven pages are from Super Comics #70 and consist of four tiers of panels per page. The last 12 pages are three tiers of panels per page and are not exact reprints from Super Comics. Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. ["And...who....is the charming lady, may I ask?"]
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. ["They stood here and fired right through the glass."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["Here he is, Jerome."]
    Dick Tracy
  5. 4. ["Yeah Chief, I'm calling from his apartment."]
    Dick Tracy
  6. 5. ["Why, man, we couldn't give this place away!"]
    Dick Tracy
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