(February 1952)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1951-12-12
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

["Mumbles was a killer--vicious, cruel and smart! Here's how the case began..."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Mumbles

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Bloodthirsty Blonde (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Autumn Hews; Coffyhead
Synopsis:
Autumn hides in a dog kennel and sets it on fire to escape the dogs in there. As Tracy closes in, she hides in the laundry chute of a nearby house. Tracy and Pat find her when the dogs bark at the laundry chute. Coffyhead and Lugi attempt a jailbreak but are recaptured before they can leave the cellblock. Lugi is killed during the attempt, and Coffyhead is put in solitary confinement.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #119 (January 1958) [Page 1 splash and last panel not reprinted; page 2 not reprinted; page 1, panels 1-3 not reprinted; page 6, panels 5-12 not reprinted; pages 7-10 not reprinted; page 11, panels 1-10 not reprinted. ]
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1947-07-20 to 1947-08-27. [July 31 not reprinted.]

Schwinn Black Phantom (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Arnold, Schwinn Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Murderous Minstrels! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mumbles; Kiss Andtel
Synopsis:
Mumbles and his band hit and kill a motorcycle cop on their way to a gig.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #120 (February 1958) [Page 1 not reprinted. Page 2, panels 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 not reprinted.]
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1947-08-27 to 1947-09-01.

How Alan Got His Christmas Bike A Shelby - That He'll Always Like (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You Don't Have to Wait Two Months for These Top Comics (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Now! 100 Biggest, Best Laughs with Blondie! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Mumbles Quartette (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 6 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; Kiss Andtel; Mumbles; Mrs. Van Horst
Synopsis:
The Mumbles Quartette lands a gig for a society party with the intention of robbing their hostess and her guests.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #120 (February 1958) [The bottom panel of page 6 not reprinted. It's a teaser caption for Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #49.]
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1947-09-01 to 1947-09-22.

Tracy Stalks a Cop-Killer! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Footprints, re-sealed letters,] (Table of Contents: 10)

Crimestoppers Handbook / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of evidence processing techniques.

For Love or Murder (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Lieutenant Hanes; Jason Darby; Frances Darby; Marion Darby
Synopsis:
Lt. Hanes solves a murder at the Darby mansion.
Reprints:

Friends! Now you can subscribe to Joe Palooka Comics!" (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Joe Palooka Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

How Well Do You Know the Law? (Table of Contents: 13)

Calling All Sleuths / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; history
Synopsis:
Questions about beheading, kidnapping, prison escapes, Paul Revere, and confessions.

The Crater Case (Table of Contents: 14)

America's Finest / text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Characters:
Judge Crater
Reprints:

Warfront (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

["This door must be made of iron!"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Dick Tracy Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mrs. Wilber; Mr. Johns
Synopsis:
Tracy and Pat investigate a suicide.

We Dare You to Read (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Black Cat Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three, or All (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

["Here, chickies, chick, chick!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sparkle Plenty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sparkle Plenty; Oscar
Synopsis:
Sparkle solves the problem of a bullying rooster

Terrific Price Smash (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Consumers Price Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Double Gift Idea! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mumbles was a killer--vicious, cruel and smart! Here's how the case began..."]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Bloodthirsty Blonde
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Schwinn Black Phantom
    Arnold, Schwinn Company
  5. 4. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Murderous Minstrels!
    Dick Tracy
  6. 5. How Alan Got His Christmas Bike A Shelby - That He'll Always Like
  7. 6. You Don't Have to Wait Two Months for These Top Comics
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. Now! 100 Biggest, Best Laughs with Blondie!
  9. 8. The Mumbles Quartette
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Tracy Stalks a Cop-Killer!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  11. 10. [Footprints, re-sealed letters,]
    Crimestoppers Handbook
  12. 11. For Love or Murder
  13. 12. Friends! Now you can subscribe to Joe Palooka Comics!"
    Joe Palooka Comics
  14. 13. How Well Do You Know the Law?
    Calling All Sleuths
  15. 14. The Crater Case
    America's Finest
  16. 15. Warfront
  17. 16. ["This door must be made of iron!"]
    Dick Tracy Minit Mystery
  18. 17. We Dare You to Read
    Black Cat Mystery
  19. 18. Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three, or All
    Harvey Comics
  20. 19. ["Here, chickies, chick, chick!"]
    Sparkle Plenty
  21. 20. Terrific Price Smash
    Consumers Price Mart
  22. 21. New Double Gift Idea!
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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