(March 1953)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1953-01-09
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 #60.


[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; Pat Patton; Sketch Paree

Indexer Notes

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

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Murderer's Mask (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; Sam Catchem; Tess Trueheart; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Talcum Plenty
Synopsis:
Believing that he has shot Talcum Freely, B. O. Plenty goes into hiding and attempts suicide. Tracy and Sam discover the actual weapon used in the shooting and begin searching for the real murderer. Gravel Gertie, Sparkle, and Heyyou mourn B. O.'s disappearance.
Reprints:
  • US in Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #114 (August 1957) [Pages 7 and 8 not reprinted
    Page 9, panels 7-12 not reprinted
    Page 10 not reprinted
    Page 11, panels 7-12 not reprinted
    ]
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-07-03 to 1949-08-03.

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud!"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Hey Kids Free of Extra Cost Terry and the Pirates Comic Books (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Canada Dry Ginger Ale / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Issues Harvey Comics Now on Sale...Read Them All! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Calling All Space Rangers! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Jetex Javelin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Designer of Death (Table of Contents: 9)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Chief Patton; Spike Dyke; Sketch Paree; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty
Synopsis:
While Gravel Gertie and Sparkle lament the loss of B. O., Tracy and Sam trace the gun that killed Talcum Freely to orchestra leader Spike Dyke, who points them to eound engineer Sketch Paree. The trail leads to an abandoned ice house, where Sam unwittingly grabs a live electric wire. The shock knocks him into the river, and Tracy has no idea where Sam has gone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last panel has on sale date for the next issue.

Blade of Death (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Bill; Mrs.Forbes
Synopsis:
A man is electrocuted in his bathtub.

By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

["It's so peaceful here..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Stewart; Captain Nixon
Synopsis:
Myra solves a shipboard murder.
Reprints:

Operation: Murder (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. Augustus Matthews; Dr. Jason; Miss Pritchard; Inspector Gulistan
Synopsis:
A patient is strangled in her hospital bed.
Reprints:

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 14)

Statement of Ownership / statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Robert B. Harvey
Letters:
ty

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation for Dick Tracy Comics Monthly.

["I'm here now, Ardis"] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Ardis; Ken
Synopsis:
Boris eesponds to a friend's plea for help.
Reprints:

You'll Learn the Ways of Women in Love (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Doubleday Dollar Book Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Barrel of Fun! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Strvon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Get Prizes...Make Money! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Murderer's Mask
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car!
    Motor Book Dept.
  5. 4. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Hey Kids Free of Extra Cost Terry and the Pirates Comic Books
    Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  7. 6. New Issues Harvey Comics Now on Sale...Read Them All!
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. Calling All Space Rangers!
    Space Squadron
  9. 8. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane
    Jetex Javelin
  10. 9. Designer of Death
    Dick Tracy
  11. 10. Blade of Death
  12. 11. By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again!
    Sad Sack
  13. 12. ["It's so peaceful here..."]
    Girl Friday
  14. 13. Operation: Murder
  15. 14. Statement of Ownership
    Statement of Ownership
  16. 15. ["I'm here now, Ardis"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  17. 16. You'll Learn the Ways of Women in Love
    Doubleday Dollar Book Club
  18. 17. A Barrel of Fun!
    Strvon Publishers
  19. 18. Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. Get Prizes...Make Money!
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