(December 1953)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1953-10-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Harvey Famous Name Comics
Editing
Leon Harvey (credited)

[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
children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sparkle Plenty; T. V. Wiggles

Indexer Notes

Art for the cover is also used as the splash page for the first story.

Get a New Daisy Training B B Rifle for Christmas, Pardner! (Table of Contents: 1)

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children; sports
Characters
Red Ryder
Synopsis
Ad for three different models of Daisy Air Rifles and a note that Daisy BBs are now available in tubes!

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Dick Tracy and the Case of the T. V. Terror (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
? (Splash); Chester Gould
Pencils
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Inks
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
?; Chester Gould

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mugg; Sparkle Plenty; T. V. Wiggles; B. O. Plenty
Synopsis
When his attempt to kill Sparkle Plenty fails, Wiggles kidnaps Sparkle and puts her in a bass fiddle case to get her out of the studio. B.O.'s friend Gus tells him that he saw T. V. Wiggles with Sparkle, and B.O. grabs his guns and sets out after the criminal. Tracy traps Wiggles in a County Maintenance Garage and prepares to use tear gas to drive him out.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Art for the splash is also used as the cover.
In the television studio, WGN-TV can be seen on the side of one of the cameras.

The New Way to Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television (Table of Contents: 3)

International Binocular Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Ad for adjutable binoculars that are worn like eyeglasses.

Indexer Notes

This ad is between pages 1 and 2 of the first story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dubble 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
Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!
Genre
children; sports
Characters
Pud
Synopsis
In a footbal game, Pud uses Dubble Bubble to blow a bubble that helps him floar across the goal line.

Indexer Notes

This is similar to a stunt used in the original version of the movie, "Son of Flubber."

Get a Real Candid Camera (Table of Contents: 5)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Synopsis
Ad for a #127 camera available for 50 cents and a Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops box front. Camera film is available in a separate offer.

Look for the Big Harvey "H" for the Best in Comics! (Table of Contents: 6)

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children; crime; domestic; military
Characters
Dagwood; Sad Sack; Joe Palooka; Herman Katnip; Daisy; Jiggs; Maggie; Katzenjammer Kids; Little Max; Little Audrey; Blondie; Casperl Dick Tracy
Synopsis
Generic ad for the latest Harvey Comics now on sale.

80 Million Fans follow Believe It or Not! (Table of Contents: 7)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Ad for Harvey's newest title, Ripley's Believe It or Not.

He Won by 6 Points with AMF Roadmaster (Table of Contents: 8)

AMF Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; sports
Synopsis
Ad for the new AMF Roadmaster Bicycle.

There's Everything Every Boy Wants in...Lionel Trains with Magnetic Traction (Table of Contents: 9)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Synopsis
Generic ad for Lionel Trains with an offer to purchase a track layout kit and the latest Lionel Train Catalog.

[Just as T. V. Wiggles draws a bead on the door through which Tracy is entering--] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 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; Sam Catchem; T. V. Wiggles; B. O. Plenty; Sparkle Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Mugg
Synopsis
B. O. Plenty is seriously wounded when he prevents Wiggles from shooting Tracy. In the fight between Wiggles and Tracy, Tracy dodges a steel tank thrown by Wiggles and in doing so, knocks the support out from under a storage rack. The rack collapses, and Wiggles is buried under a pile of steel parts. Thanks to Sparkle's singing, B. O. recovers.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx to 19xx-xx.

Roses Are Red...with Blood! (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Jim McClain; Mel Rogers; Ned Calloway
Synopsis
Detective McClain solves the murder of a florist.

Hi, Folks! Now You Can Read All My Hilarious Adventures Every Month! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Synopsis
Ad for Sad Sack Comics.

"I've been tailing these jewel thieves for a week now" (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Myra solves a crime where two criminals are using a joint safety deposit box to communicate with each other.

Hand of Death (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Ben Oda; typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Kurt Wender; Inspector Cliff Johnson; Bill Grady
Synopsis
Inspector Johnson investigates the death of a band leader.
Reprints

Calling All Crimestoppers Mail This Order Today (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy
Synopsis
Subscription ad for Dick Tracy Comics Monthly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Count, a big politico was bumped off!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Inspector Kelly: Pete NIckel; Frank MOntalbo; Rudy Bock; Joe Rorski; Len Reardon; Aldo Davis
Synopsis
Boris solves the murder of a gang boss.
Reprints

Good Kids with Smart Dads Get Santa's Finest Bikes - Schwinn (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
children; sports
Synopsis
Ad for Schwinn Bicycles, spotlighting the Schwinn Phantom and the Schwinn Traveler.

Free! This Entire Collection of 210 Stamps from All Over the World (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
history; sports
Characters
Adolph Hitler
Synopsis
Ad for a stamps plus a booklet to help collectors maintain their collections.

Prize-Winning Baby Blue Eyes (Table of Contents: 19)

Niresk Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
children
Synopsis
Ad for a doll with hair that can be curles, combed and washed.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Now - Pen Writing Is Easy (Table of Contents: 20)

Fineline / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion
Synopsis
Ad for the new Fineline fountain pen available from W. A. Shaeffer Pen Company.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Get a New Daisy Training B B Rifle for Christmas, Pardner!
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the T. V. Terror
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. The New Way to Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television
    International Binocular Co.
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Get a Real Candid Camera
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  7. 6. Look for the Big Harvey "H" for the Best in Comics!
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. 80 Million Fans follow Believe It or Not!
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  9. 8. He Won by 6 Points with AMF Roadmaster
    AMF Products
  10. 9. There's Everything Every Boy Wants in...Lionel Trains with Magnetic Traction
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. [Just as T. V. Wiggles draws a bead on the door through which Tracy is entering--]
    Dick Tracy
  12. 11. Roses Are Red...with Blood!
  13. 12. Hi, Folks! Now You Can Read All My Hilarious Adventures Every Month!
  14. 13. "I've been tailing these jewel thieves for a week now"
    Girl Friday
  15. 14. Hand of Death
  16. 15. Calling All Crimestoppers Mail This Order Today
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  17. 16. ["Count, a big politico was bumped off!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  18. 17. Good Kids with Smart Dads Get Santa's Finest Bikes - Schwinn
    Arnold, Schwinn Company
  19. 18. Free! This Entire Collection of 210 Stamps from All Over the World
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  20. 19. Prize-Winning Baby Blue Eyes
    Niresk Industries
  21. 20. Now - Pen Writing Is Easy
    Fineline
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  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)