(May 1952)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1952-03-08
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 #50.


High-Tension Hijackers (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:
adventure; drama; children; crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Mrs. Volts

Indexer Notes

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

Free...10 Hitler Stamps (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the High-Tension Hijackers (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 7 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:
? (splash panel); Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy; Pat Patton; Mrs. Volts; Danny Wilts
Synopsis:
Dick investigates the destruction of several streetlights in the city and discovers that several people are eager to blame the damage on kids that are the same age as Junior.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Now Tim's a Riding Rover, Too (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bobby Shelby / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Heat's On! (Table of Contents: 4)

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; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Junior Tracy; Mrs. Volts; Danny Wilts; Flapsie the Dog
Synopsis:
Tracy arrests Danny Wilts, who admits to rigging the streetlights to explode. It was part of Mrs. Volts' plan to create a diversion that allowed her gang to steal electrical equipment. A hijacked drive manages to escape the Volts gang with Flapsie the Dog's license medallion. Tracy traces the license owner, but an insider tips Mar. Volts that the police are closing. She and one of her drivers escape with a truckload of electrical equipment but decide to dump it to give themselves a better chance of eluding capture.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

The Show's on Gang! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Seagee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Murder Is Like a Disease - It Spreads! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

We Dare You to Read (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

"Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same way you got that air rifle?" (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Innocent Victims! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Mrs. Volts; Flapsie the Dog; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Dick Tracy
Synopsis:
B. O. Plenty confronts Mrs. Volts when she dumps her stolen cargo on his property. She manages to convince him to accept twenty dollars to let her leave it there. Her dog Flapsie runs away but is found by Sparkle. Mrs. Volts and her driver escape to a cabin in the woods 300 miles away. When her driver tries to leave her, Mrs. Volts shoots him.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Sugar-Coated Death (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Detective Tom Brandon; Detective Jeff Conlon; Carla Williams
Synopsis:
Two detective solve a case where the victim was killed by poison candy.

Indexer Notes

Tex story with illustration.

["We Can Give You a College Education in Ten Easy Lessons"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Warnings against mail-order schools, stamp dealers, miracle suits, weight loss products.
Reprints:

The Case of the Closed Sash (Table of Contents: 12)

Jackie Page / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Jackie Page; Lt. Gil Mason; Oswald Hume
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible inking assist by Howard Nostrand.

The Clue in the Diary (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints:

Folks! My new issue of Kerry Drake Detective Cases is Now on Sale! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Kerry Drake / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.1 page (report information)

Your F. B. I. (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime; history
Synopsis:
A brief history of the F. B. I.

["It's Stevenson! He's been killed in an accident!"] (Table of Contents: 16)

A Bernard Barnet Minit Mystery / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
John Belfi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Bernard Barnet; Bertha Barnet
Synopsis:
Bernard solves a murder.
Reprints:

[The famous kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby was...] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
children; crime; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Questions about Lindbergh kidnapping, machine guns, poison, and equalizers.
Reprints:

It's Fun to Be Best Equipped (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles McManus / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Yours Free! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

You Can Write Like This with My Magic Pencil (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. High-Tension Hijackers
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Free...10 Hitler Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Case of the High-Tension Hijackers
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Now Tim's a Riding Rover, Too
    Bobby Shelby
  5. 4. The Heat's On!
    Dick Tracy
  6. 5. The Show's on Gang!
    Seagee Co.
  7. 6. Murder Is Like a Disease - It Spreads!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  8. 7. We Dare You to Read
    Black Cat Mystery
  9. 8. "Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same way you got that air rifle?"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  10. 9. Innocent Victims!
    Dick Tracy
  11. 10. Sugar-Coated Death
  12. 11. ["We Can Give You a College Education in Ten Easy Lessons"]
    Beware of These Rackets
  13. 12. The Case of the Closed Sash
    Jackie Page
  14. 13. The Clue in the Diary
  15. 14. Folks! My new issue of Kerry Drake Detective Cases is Now on Sale!
    Kerry Drake
  16. 15. Your F. B. I.
  17. 16. ["It's Stevenson! He's been killed in an accident!"]
    A Bernard Barnet Minit Mystery
  18. 17. [The famous kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby was...]
    Calling All Sleuths
  19. 18. It's Fun to Be Best Equipped
    Charles McManus
  20. 19. It's Yours Free!
    Arnold, Schwinn and Company
  21. 20. Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  22. 21. You Can Write Like This with My Magic Pencil
    Cracker Jack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko