Four Color #96 - Dick Tracy
(1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
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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. 96." No code number. Copyright 1940, 1941 by the Chicago Tribune.


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Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Yogee Yamma; Professor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ye Gods! What hideous work is this?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Yogee Yamma; Professor; Pat Patton; Chief Brandon
Synopsis
Tracy finds a chemist being held as a slave by Yogee Yamma in an abandoned section of the subway. After Tracy prevents Yogee from killing the man, Yogee escapes and traps the other two in the tunnel, which fills with water. A street cave-in lets Tracy and the chemist escape.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help! Help me, s'body---Help---
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Yogee Yamma; Professor; Pat Patton; Chief Brandon; Pearl Erad [Black Pearl]
Synopsis
In a drunken stupor after getting a $500,000 payoff and thinking he has gotten rid of Tracy and the chemist, Yogee Yamma passes out in a hotel room. He forgets that the nerve gas he carries has to be kept cool with dry ice and the device explodes, filling the room with flames and killing him. Later Tracy investigates a bomb and he and Pat are captured by Pearl Erad, the Black Pearl.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
He? It's no man-it's a woman!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Professor; Pearl Erad [Black Pearl]; Horace
Synopsis
Black Pearl takes Tracy and Patton to a secret proving grounds in the mountains to have them test her combination tank-plane-submarine. During underwater tests, Tracy finds a way to use an aqueduct to send a message for help.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, it was Morse Code and it said 'Tracy and Patton...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Pearl Erad [Black Pearl]; Horace; Jim Trailer; Junior; Tess; Buck; Deafy Sweetfellow
Synopsis
Tracy and Patton have to test the tank against flame-throwers. The police interrupt the test but have to deal with the flame-thrower themselves. Pearl and Horace escape to an underground hangar with a foreign dignitary, but are stopped when the diplomat proves to be a G-Man in disguise. Later Junior goes into business with a man named Buck, parking bicycles on his vacant lot.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sold! I've always wanted to visit the southern mountains...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess; Junior; Chief Brandon; Buck; Deafy Sweetfellow
Synopsis
Junior sets up a bike-parking business with a man named Buck. On his first day of business, a truck intentionally backs over the bike racks and Junior is left to find a way to repair or replace the damaged bikes. Deafy Sweetfellow contacts Junior with an offer to supply him with replacement bikes at very low prices. Junior starts selling the bikes, but one of the boys' fathers accuses him of selling stolen bikes.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah? What is it, son?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Tess; Junior; Deafy Sweetfellow; Buck
Synopsis
Junior tracks the bicycle thieves to their mobile workshop, but the crooks back the truck suddenly, severely injuring him. Dick Tracy returns from a vacation two days later and finds Junior in the hospital. The thieves are stopped by a motorcycle policeman and shoot the cop and abandon the truck. Deafy and Buck go to Buck's mother's hamburger stand to hide out.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was in the note you stuck into that red hot toaster?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Chief Brandon; Deafy Sweetfellow; Buck
Synopsis
Tracy and Patton capture Deafy's gang at his mother's hamburger stand, but Deafy escapes. Deafy is sprayed by a skunk and Tracy captures him when he tries to hide in a load of Christmas trees.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. ["Ye Gods! What hideous work is this?"]
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. ["Help! Help me, s'body---Help---"]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["He? It's no man-it's a woman!"]
    Dick Tracy
  5. 4. ["Yes, it was Morse Code and it said 'Tracy and Patton..."]
    Dick Tracy
  6. 5. ["Sold! I've always wanted to visit the southern mountains..."]
    Dick Tracy
  7. 6. ["Yeah? What is it, son?"]
    Dick Tracy
  8. 7. ["What was in the note you stuck into that red hot toaster?"]
    Dick Tracy
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