(August 1953)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1953-06-12
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

["Tess! Tess! Where are you?"] (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:
drama; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy
Keywords:
Fire

Indexer Notes

Cover illustration is also used as the splash panel for the first story.

I Wanted to Be an Artist (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge (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:
? (splash panel); Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mugg; Blowtop; Dipsy
Synopsis:
Angered over the death of his brother, Flattop, Blowtop rigs explosives to the wiring outside Tracy's house. He drugs Tracy's dog, Mugg. While Tracy takes Mugg to the veterinarian, Blowtop makes the final attachments to the explosives, and his gang returns at night to make sure everything will work as planned. Junior spots them from his bedroom window, but they trap him and put him inside a barrel. Tracy and Tess barely escape when the dynamite explodes and sets fire to their house. Tracy believes that Junior was caught in the explosion and flames.
Reprints:

New! 1953 Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!" (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Boys, Girls, Men, Women! The World Is on Fire! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Hubbard Folks / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved by Millions! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Hey You Skinny You Look Like Something the Cat Dragged In! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Joe Palooka Helps His Young Friends Start a Safe Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Junior Safety Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The chloroform did it!"] (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; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Blowtop; Sam Catchem; Oliver the milkman; Mugg
Synopsis:
Blowtop and his men seal Junior in a barrel and send it rolling slowly toward a 250-foot drop into an abandoned quarry. As they leave, they pass a patrol car. The patrolmen report the incident to Tracy. The barrel holding Junior is stopped by a turtle, and Tracy and Sam arrive at the quarry just in time to keep Junior from rolling off the edge of a cliff. Blowtop is having little luck fencing stolen cash and hides in a hotel. Vitamin Flintheart unknowingly enters the room, thinking it's his own. Believing Blowtop to be a rich investor, Vitamin talks him into producing a play.
Reprints:

Prophecy of Death (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Tom Caine; Joe Nesser; Carlotta
Synopsis:
Caine and Nesser solve the murder of a gypsy fortune-teller.
Reprints:

Calling All Crime-Stoppers Mail This Order Today (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["I can hardly believe we're really going to spend a peaceful afternoon at the beach!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Inks:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Hugo Storm
Synopsis:
Myra solves the murder of one of Glenn's clients.
Reprints:

Gateway to Murder (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kennedy; Agnes Goodrich; Brad Donnell; Guy Farraday; Phillip Lane
Synopsis:
Inspector Kennedy solves a murder.
Reprints:

Here They Come and There They Go! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Rags Rabbit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["It's my chief's office, Boris!"] (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; Mr. Parkins
Synopsis:
Boris solves a locked-room murder.
Reprints:

1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away with This Offer (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Yours Almost as a Gift! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

May Is National Daisy Air Rifle Month (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Wow! Nothing Beats This Bike for Speed -- or Looks! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Tess! Tess! Where are you?"]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. I Wanted to Be an Artist
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. New! 1953 Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies
    Consumers Mart
  5. 4. "I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Boys, Girls, Men, Women! The World Is on Fire!
    The Hubbard Folks
  7. 6. Harvey Famous Name Comics Are Loved by Millions!
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. Hey You Skinny You Look Like Something the Cat Dragged In!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  9. 8. Joe Palooka Helps His Young Friends Start a Safe Air Rifle Club
    Junior Safety Institute
  10. 9. ["The chloroform did it!"]
    Dick Tracy
  11. 10. Prophecy of Death
  12. 11. Calling All Crime-Stoppers Mail This Order Today
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  13. 12. ["I can hardly believe we're really going to spend a peaceful afternoon at the beach!"]
    Girl Friday
  14. 13. Gateway to Murder
  15. 14. Here They Come and There They Go!
    Rags Rabbit
  16. 15. ["It's my chief's office, Boris!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  17. 16. 1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away with This Offer
    Honor House Products Co.
  18. 17. Yours Almost as a Gift!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. May Is National Daisy Air Rifle Month
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  20. 19. Wow! Nothing Beats This Bike for Speed -- or Looks!
    Arnold, Schwinn and Company
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