(June 1952)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1952-04-11
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 #51.


[no title indexed] (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; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Brier

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Pipe-Stem Killer (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:
?; Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mrs. Volts; Brier (Mrs. Volts' nephew); B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Flapsie the Dog; Diet Smith
Synopsis:
After hiding the body her driver, Mrs. Volts drives the truck to her nephew's house and demands that he take her back to B. O. Plenty's place and help her find her dog. When B. O. refuses to help, she threatens to shoot him with her pistol. Gravel Gertie shoots Mrs. Volts with a shotgun. She leaves and returns on her own in the truck. She forgets to set the brake, and the truck crashes into the Plenty's house and sets it afire. Returning to her nephews, she hides under the sink, unaware of a faulty gas pipe. She dies from a gas leak, and her nephew buries her in a gold course sand trap.
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 Show's on, Gang! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Don't Miss the Fireworks! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

We Dare You to Read (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

"Knock on wood -- I've Done It!" (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
crime; history
Synopsis:
Questions about wooden guns, the cost of crime, unsolved kidnapping, the dirtiest crime, and the black hole.

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

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

The Killer Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 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; B. O. Plenty; Diet Smith; Flapsie the Dog; Brier; Acres O'Riley.
Synopsis:
While playing golf, B. O. Plenty and Diet Smith notice Flapsie acting strangely in one of the sand traps. Along with Tracy, they find Mrs. Volt's body. Meanwhile, Brier makes plans for his late aunt's money. He accidentally starts a fire and leaves his wife to die. In an attempt to flee, he fights with Acres O'Riley, a large woman cab driver. He stabs her with a pipe stem, and steals her cab to make his getaway.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Rain of Death (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Lieutenant Travers; Sergeant Harrison; Earl Jansen; Charles Jansen
Synopsis:
Two detectives investigate a murder at a residence.

["Boris! This is Starrett! There's been a murder committed at my hotel!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Starrett; Garland Gold; Roy Silver
Synopsis:
The Count investigates a murder at a friend's hotel.
Reprints:

The Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; history
Synopsis:
A brief history of the Los Angeles Police Reserve.
Reprints:

Don't Miss the Next Blasting Issue! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

It's Fun to Be Best Equipped (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles McManus / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Yours Free! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Arnold, Schwinn Company / advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

Aren't You as Sick and Tired as I Was of Being Skinny? (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

You Can Write Like This with My Magic Pencil (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Crackerjack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Free...10 Hitler Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Pipe-Stem Killer
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Now Tim's a Riding Rover, Too
    Bobby SHelby
  5. 4. The Show's on, Gang!
    Seagee Co,
  6. 5. Don't Miss the Fireworks!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  7. 6. We Dare You to Read
    Black Cat Mystery
  8. 7. "Knock on wood -- I've Done It!"
    Calling All Sleuths
  9. 8. ["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got that air rifle?"]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  10. 9. The Killer Strikes Again!
  11. 10. Rain of Death
  12. 11. ["Boris! This is Starrett! There's been a murder committed at my hotel!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  13. 12. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps
    America's Finest
  14. 13. Don't Miss the Next Blasting Issue!
    Warfront
  15. 14. It's Fun to Be Best Equipped
    Charles McManus
  16. 15. It's Yours Free!
    Arnold, Schwinn Company
  17. 16. Aren't You as Sick and Tired as I Was of Being Skinny?
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. You Can Write Like This with My Magic Pencil
    Crackerjack
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