(February 1953)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1952-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Editing
Leon Harvey (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[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
?

Characters
Dick Tracy; Pear-Shape

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1)

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Ad for an art correspondence school.

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Million-Dollar Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 21 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; Sam Catchem; Mugg; Pear-Shape; Jim Pistol
Synopsis
Tracy and Sam use Mugg to help them locate his former master's jewels. Meanwhile, Pear-Shape is also still searching for the jewels while masquerading behind the publishing business. Sam masquerades as an over-weight woman to gain evidence against Pear-Shape. Sam's disguise is discovered, and Pear-Shape rolls him up in wire. Tracy rescues Sam, and Mugg chases Pear-Shape, jumps on his car and clings there until Pear-Shape drives into the woods and uses a loaw-hanging branch to scrape the dog off the car. Pear-Shape hides in Jim Pistol's spa. The chase with Pear-Shape's death in a zoo.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Advertising is interspersed throughout this story. Locations noted in the listings for the individual ads. Four pages of ads are between pages 13 and 14.

Part of the splash panel was enlarged and used as the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Pencils
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Inks
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To sum up, students...
Genre
children
Characters
Pud
Synopsis
A professor uses Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum to demonstrate an atomic explosion.

Indexer Notes

This ad appears on the top half of the page between pages 1 and 2 of the main story.

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys (Table of Contents: 4)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
children; military
Synopsis
Ad for plastic toys that include infrantrymen, cannons, and tanks.

Indexer Notes

This ad appears on the bottom half of the page between pages 1 and 2 of the main story.

American Kids Want Lightweight Bikes (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
children; sports
Synopsis
Ad for Schwinn bicycles, featuring the Traveler.

Indexer Notes

This ad appears between pages 13 and 14 of the main story.

Get These Famous Harvey Comics Now! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (Various)
Inks
? (Various)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; military; sports
Characters
Little Audrey; Casper; Blondie; Dagwood; Dotty Dripple; Joe Palooka; Sad Sack
Synopsis
Generic ad for several titles available from Harvey Comics this particular month.

Indexer Notes

This page printed using only red, blue, and black.

This is the second ad page following page 13 of the main story.

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ray Thompson; ?
Pencils
Ray Thompson; ?
Inks
Ray Thompson; ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Thompson; typeset

Genre
children; detective-mystery
Characters
Gray Shadow
Synopsis
A gang of kids wonders how their friend is getting bikes, toys and watches. Ad for White Cloverine Brand Salve.

Indexer Notes

This is the 3rd ad following page 13 of the main story.

Comic strip on top half of page. Prizes displayed on the bottom half.'

Magic Dutch Rock Garden Grows in 4 Days (Table of Contents: 8)

Honor House Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
children
Synopsis
Ad for a rock garden with herbs.

Indexer Notes

This is the fourth ad page following page 13 of the main story.

Frame-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Johnny Shelby; Ben Stoner; Nora Stoner
Synopsis
Johnny Shelby resolves a domestic dispute.

By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again! (Table of Contents: 10)

Sad Sack / advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Synopsis
Generic house had for Sad Sack Comics.

"Ah, what is so rare as a day in..." (Table of Contents: 11)

Girl Friday / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Inspector Kelly
Synopsis
Myra helps solve a murder in the park.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One of the panels looks like a Johnny Craig swipe.

Motive for Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Nick Convos; Inspector Allyn; Duke Maxton; Babbette Verne
Synopsis
Inspector Allyson solves a murder.

Calling All Crime-Stoppers (Table of Contents: 13)

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / text story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Nick Convos; Inspector Allyn; Duke Maxton; Babbette Verne
Synopsis
Subscription ad for Dick Tracy Comics Monthly.

"What a night! If it were anyone but George, I'd turn around and go home!" (Table of Contents: 14)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Fred Riley
Synopsis
Boris solves the murder of a friend when he goes out on a dark and stormy night.
Reprints

Super Powerful! Long Range (Table of Contents: 15)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Ad for high-powered binoculars.

Thrilling Fun Jim Prentice Electric Games for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 16)

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children; sports
Synopsis
Ad for various electric games, including baseball, football, and television.

Hey Skinny! How Would You Like to Gain 56 Pounds of Mighty Muscle Like I Did? (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Rex Ferrus; George Jowett
Synopsis
Ad for a mail-order body-building course.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

More Beautiful Daisys!...Look! (Table of Contents: 18)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
children; western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder
Synopsis
Ad for the latest models of Daisy Air Rifles, including models 141, 25 and 155. Also an offer for the latest Daisy catalog.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Million-Dollar Murder
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["To sum up, students..."]
    Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys
  6. 5. American Kids Want Lightweight Bikes
    Arnold, Schwinn and Company
  7. 6. Get These Famous Harvey Comics Now!
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  9. 8. Magic Dutch Rock Garden Grows in 4 Days
    Honor House Products Co.
  10. 9. Frame-Up
  11. 10. By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again!
    Sad Sack
  12. 11. "Ah, what is so rare as a day in..."
    Girl Friday
  13. 12. Motive for Murder
  14. 13. Calling All Crime-Stoppers
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  15. 14. "What a night! If it were anyone but George, I'd turn around and go home!"
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  16. 15. Super Powerful! Long Range
    Consumers Mart
  17. 16. Thrilling Fun Jim Prentice Electric Games for Boys and Girls
    The Electric Game Co.
  18. 17. Hey Skinny! How Would You Like to Gain 56 Pounds of Mighty Muscle Like I Did?
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. More Beautiful Daisys!...Look!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed
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  • Jim Walls
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