(April 1950)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1950-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Comics H
Editing:
Leon Harvey (credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date based on house ad in Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #25.

Detailed reprint data for Dick Tracy stories provided by Jeremy Pothast and entered by Gene Reed.


"That isn't Flattop! He's only disguised as him!" (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould]
Inks:
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Vitamin Flintheart; Pat Patton; Flattop

Indexer Notes

Art credit based on Joe Simon's comments in his The Comic Book Makers.

The Touch of Gould (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chicago Tribune (photograph)
Inks:
Chicago Tribune (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Gould
Synopsis:
A brief account of how Chester Gould developed Dick Tracy.

Indexer Notes

Article on Chester Gould.

["Dick Tracy, ace detective, is trying to track down..." (part 1)] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Pencils:
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Inks:
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Flattop; Vitamin Flintheart; Pat Patton; Hawker Davis
Synopsis:
Flattop escapes from the chimney with help from an old gentleman who lives door. Covered with soot and honey, he forces a street huckster to to clean his coat with the "special fluid" the huckster is selling. In return he sets the huckster ablaze. Taking refuge in a rooming house, he encounters Vitamin Flintheart and forces the actor to disguise him as an old man. As payment, Flattop beats the old actor and leaves him for dead. Tracy and Patton find Flintheart, who volunteers to help as much as he possibly can.
Reprints:

Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three, or All (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

She Makes a Honey of a Rescue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bit-O-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mistaken Identity (part 2) (Table of Contents: 5)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Vitamin Flintheart; Flattop
Synopsis:
A disguised Flattop hides in a movie theater.
Reprints:

["Hurry up, Slow-Poke!"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Introducing the New 1950 Filmatic (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Fun Parade, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Act of Fate (part 3) (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Flattop; Vitamin Flintheart
Synopsis:
A wounded Flattop swears vengeance on all police. Vitamin Flintheart enters a bar to drown his sorrows. When he attempts to pay for his drinks, he discovers Flattop's pistol in the pocket of his coat. Vitamin is horrified that he has a gun. The bartender thinks Vitamin is trying to rob him, and in the confusion, Vitamin accidentally shoots the bartender and flees, now believing himself to be a murderer.
Reprints:

Flattop Escapes Prison (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

1st Choice of Readers! Don't Miss a Single Issue! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Joe Palooka Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Human Hair, Footprints, Fabric, Dust Particles, Firearm Grooves] (Table of Contents: 11)

Crimestoppers Handbook / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy

["I saved this newspaper, Dick."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dick Tracy's Minute Mystery / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

["I paid him a $1.25."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Beware of These Rackets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Midget Magician (Table of Contents: 14)

Dick Tracy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Junior Tracy; Dick Tracy; Maestro
Reprints:

In the Nick of Time at the Midget Auto Races (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Old Nick Candy Bar / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The New York City Police Department (Table of Contents: 16)

America's Finest / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; history
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Patton
Synopsis:
A brief history of the New York City Police Department.

Indexer Notes

Text article with small illustration.

I Will Send You Both Free (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Mr. J. E. Smith / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prizes for You (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Seed Company, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "That isn't Flattop! He's only disguised as him!"
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. The Touch of Gould
  3. 2. ["Dick Tracy, ace detective, is trying to track down..." (part 1)]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three, or All
    Harvey Comics
  5. 4. She Makes a Honey of a Rescue!
    Bit-O-Honey
  6. 5. Mistaken Identity (part 2)
    Dick Tracy
  7. 6. ["Hurry up, Slow-Poke!"]
    Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum
  8. 7. Introducing the New 1950 Filmatic
    Fun Parade, Inc.
  9. 8. Act of Fate (part 3)
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Flattop Escapes Prison
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  11. 10. 1st Choice of Readers! Don't Miss a Single Issue!
    Joe Palooka Comics
  12. 11. [Human Hair, Footprints, Fabric, Dust Particles, Firearm Grooves]
    Crimestoppers Handbook
  13. 12. ["I saved this newspaper, Dick."]
    Dick Tracy's Minute Mystery
  14. 13. ["I paid him a $1.25."]
    Beware of These Rackets
  15. 14. The Midget Magician
    Dick Tracy
  16. 15. In the Nick of Time at the Midget Auto Races
    Old Nick Candy Bar
  17. 16. The New York City Police Department
    America's Finest
  18. 17. I Will Send You Both Free
    Mr. J. E. Smith
  19. 18. Prizes for You
    American Seed Company, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gene Reed
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