(April 1952)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1952-02-08
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 #49.


"I said - get down!" (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

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

Aren't You as Tired as I Was of Being Skinny? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Killer Who Returned from the Dead (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 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; Shoulders; Joie; Beardsley
Synopsis:
A fingerprint at a crime scene reveals that Shoulders, one of Tracy's previous foes, is still alive. Shoulders has married someone who knows nothing of his previous life. Shoulders kills his partner and then the fence who was to buy stolen diamonds from him. When his step-daughter locks herself in his brush sample case, Tracy and Pat are tipped off by the brush company when they are contacted for a key. Shoulders sees the police cars in front of his house and flees, only to have an accident in his car. He takes shelter in an antique store, where the owner helps him.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #144 (February 1961) [From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1947-12-28 to 1948-01-29.]
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Powerful! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Imperial Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Look! Get This 24K Gold-Plated Good Luck Ring! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Now! 100 Biggest, Best Laughs with Blondie! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Home Comics, Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Killer Finds a Hideout (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Shoulder; Miss Varnish
Synopsis:
While Tracy talks to Shoulders' wife, Shoulders disposes of his getaway vehicle by pushing it into a frozen pond and covering the tracks. Shoulders hides his stolen diamonds in his room. His landlady, Miss Varnish, puts him to work refinishing antiques as part of his rent.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #144 (February 1961) [From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1948-01-29 to 1948-02-01.

    ]
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three or All! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Ladder of Death (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 9 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; Shoulders; Mrs. Shoulders; Miss Varnish
Synopsis:
Mrs. Shoulders contacts Miss Varnish to get an appraisal on some antique furniture. Miss Varnish discovers that her boarder is a wanted man. Shoulders tries to escape but first wants to retrieve his diamonds from their hiding place. Tracy discovers Shoulders as the crook climbs a ladder to get the jewels. Shoulders loses his balance, and when he tries to shoot Tracy, he falls and shoots himself.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #144 (February 1961) [From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1948-02-02 to 1948-02-27.]
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

The Brink's Robbery (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; history
Synopsis:
A brief account of the famous Brinks Armored Car robbery.
Reprints:

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Robert B. Harvey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
A list of names and addresses of the owners of Harvey Comics.

["Time to feed the piggies again!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sparkle Plenty
Synopsis:
Sparkle does her farm chores.

Double-Double-Cross (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ronnie Sales, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special...Introductory Offer to Readers of This Magazine (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

H & S Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crazy Bargain Page! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

U. S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Motor Book Dept. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "I said - get down!"
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Aren't You as Tired as I Was of Being Skinny?
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Killer Who Returned from the Dead
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Powerful!
    Imperial Sales Co.
  5. 4. Boys! Girls! Look! Get This 24K Gold-Plated Good Luck Ring!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. Now! 100 Biggest, Best Laughs with Blondie!
    Home Comics, Inc.
  7. 6. The Killer Finds a Hideout
    Dick Tracy
  8. 7. Now You Can Subscribe to One, Two, Three or All!
    Harvey Comics
  9. 8. Ladder of Death
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. The Brink's Robbery
    America's Finest
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  12. 11. ["Time to feed the piggies again!"]
    Sparkle Plenty
  13. 12. Double-Double-Cross
  14. 13. An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt
    Ronnie Sales, Inc.
  15. 14. Special...Introductory Offer to Readers of This Magazine
    H & S Sales
  16. 15. Crazy Bargain Page!
    U. S. Diamond House
  17. 16. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car!
    Motor Book Dept.
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  • Gene Reed
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