Four Color #215 - Sparkle Plenty
(February 1949)

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0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SPARKLE PLENTY, No. 215". Code number is S.P.O.S. #215-492. Copyright 1947, 1948 by The Chicago Tribune.

Sparkle Plenty (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sparkle Plenty

Indexer Notes

Cover has "by Chester Gould" on it, but it is uncertain if he did the art.

Sparkle Plenty (Table of Contents: 1)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty (introduction); Sam Ketchum; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Diet Smith; Mrs. Volts (villain); Brier
Synopsis
After the birth of Sparkle Plenty to Gravel Gertie, B.O. Plenty's family gets $3,000 for letting "Glance" magazine do a feature on Sparkle. B.O. buries the money under a post, it gets lost, then is found by Dick Tracy. The story skips ahead six months to Mrs. Volts and her chauffeur dumping stolen electrical supplies on B.O.'s land. They are caught by B.O. but are let go when they pay him $20. After hiding in the North Woods, Mrs. Volts returns to the Plenty's house looking for her dog, which has become Sparkle's pet. She threatens to kill either B.O. or the dog, but is run off by a shotgun blast by Gravel Gertie. Mrs. Volts returns later and sets the Plentys' house on fire when her truck hits it. She hides out at her nephew Brier's house but is accidentally suffocated by gas when Brier and his wife are taken in by the police for questioning. Brier buries the body in a golf course bunker, where it is eventually found by Sparkle's dog when B.O. and Diet Smith are golfing. The capture of Brier and his wife is told in one panel of text and the issue ends with Sparkle's one-year birthday party in her family's rebuilt house.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) daily and Sunday newspaper strips from 1947 and March-May 1948.

Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover in black and white and concludes on the inside back cover in black and white. Edited Dick Tracy daily and Sunday newspaper strips from 1947 and March-May, 1948. Pages are four tiers deep. Panels have been cut or extended to fit the space available.

Sparkle's Cut-outs (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sparkle Plenty
Synopsis
Paper doll cut-outs of Sparkle Plenty with clothes and accessories.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sparkle Plenty
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Sparkle Plenty
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. Sparkle's Cut-outs
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