(January 1947)

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 Magazine [circle]
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. 133." No code number. Copyright 1941 by The Chicago Tribune. Fifth of six Dick Tracy Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chester Gould ?
Inks:
Chester Gould ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy

Indexer Notes

Cover is montage of panels from the comic.

[Crime, Inc.] (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; Krome
Synopsis:
Tracy is on the trail of Krome, an assassin who uses modified children's toys to kill his victims.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940? newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover in black, red, and white.

[Kitty] (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; Krome
Synopsis:
Krome's girlfriend Kitty rescues him from Tracy, but plans to turn him in to the police. At their apartment, Krome gets the upper hand and puts Kitty in a death trap. He then goes on the run in a snowstorm, followed by Tracy.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940? newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous sequence.

[Lost in a blizzard] (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; Krome
Synopsis:
Krome makes his way through the blizzard to a doctor's office, where his arm has to be amputated because of gangrene from a bullet wound. Tracy and Patton eventually make it to the same doctor, who has sent Krome on a snowplow back to the city. Tracy and Patton pursue the snowplow. Krome forces the snowplow driver to drive out on the river ice, which gives way and the snowplow plunges through the ice.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940? newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous sequence.

[Selbert the Killer] (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; Krome; Selbert; Mrs. DePool
Synopsis:
Tracy and Patton rescue the snowplow driver, but Krome freezes to death hiding in a snow drift. Meanwhile the doctor who amputated Krome's arm bribes a constable to help to him escape, but Tracy and Patton return in time to arrest the pair. Back in the city a brute named Selbert escapes from an insane asylum and kills wealthy Angus DePool.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous sequence.

[Selbert hides in Mrs. DePool's House] (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; Selbert; Mrs. DePool
Synopsis:
Mrs. DePool hides Selbert in a cistern in the basement of her mansion. Her dead husband framed Selbert, his nephew, and got him sentenced to 22 years in an insane asylum. Mrs. DePool's granddaughter suspects there is someone in the house, as does Tracy.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous sequence.

[Poisoned Doorbell] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Selbert; Mrs. DePool; Tess Truehart
Synopsis:
Selbert kidnaps Myrna, Mrs. DePool's granddaughter, and imprisons her in the basement cistern. Mrs. DePool then shoots Selbert, though not fatally, and rigs a poisoned doorbell to get Tracy. Unfortunately, Myrna's fiancé is the one who rings the bell and gets the poison. Selbert clubs Tracy when he comes to investigate and he is tossed in the cistern. Mrs. DePool and Selbert prepare to leave, but Selbert presses Mrs. DePool's hand on the poisoned doorbell, grabs a chest of cash, and flees after setting the house on fire. Selbert tries to escape by hiding in the top of a parade float, but is killed when the drivers of the float intentionally drive it under a viaduct that is too low for the float.
Reprints:
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) 1940 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous sequence. Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on back cover in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. [Crime, Inc.]
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. [Kitty]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. [Lost in a blizzard]
    Dick Tracy
  5. 4. [Selbert the Killer]
    Dick Tracy
  6. 5. [Selbert hides in Mrs. DePool's House]
    Dick Tracy
  7. 6. [Poisoned Doorbell]
    Dick Tracy
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  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Roger A. Budnick
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • David Porta
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Ken Kwilinski
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Max Capp
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  • Lou Mazzella
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  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Donald Dale Milne
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