(January 1954)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1953-11-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Famous Name Comics
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 date in the last panel of Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #70.


Who Is This Mysterious Fire Bandit? (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:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; The Fire Killer

Indexer Notes

Cover art is also used as art for the splash page of the first story.

Boys, Girls, Men, Women! The World Is on Fire! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Tracy and the Case of Murder by Flame (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / 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:
?`

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Dr. Plain; Mrs. Plain; Mrs. Forchune
Synopsis:
While Tracy and his friends are celebrating Christmas, a deranged doctor is using a flaming prosthesis to rob and murder people. Tracy and Sam leave the party to track the killer.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

This Christmas, Ask Mom and Dad for a Shelby, the Winner's Bike! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Shelby Cycle Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Good Kids with Smart Dads Get Santa's Finest Bikes -- Schwinn! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

It's Here! Exciting...Amazing...Harvey 3-D (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

["How good are you with your bow and arrow, Pud?"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Make Your Own Oil Painting on Canvas (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

["They're slowing down, Sam!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Dr. Plain; Mrs. Plain
Synopsis:
A mysterindus heart attack-inducing compound leads Tracy and Sam to Dr. Plain. In the ensuing case, Plain uses his flame-throwing prosthesis to singe Tracy. Tracy shoots him, and the wounded doctor runs into the street, where he is struck by a gasoline truck. The gasoline spills and is ignited by Plain's flaming hand. Plain is burned to death. Tracy and Sam take Mrs. Plain into custody as an accomplice to her husband's crimes.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Diet for Death (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Detective Lew Hanson; Dr. Caine; Martha Parker
Synopsis:
A detective investigates a death that was apparently caused by a bad diet.

The Truth! And Nothing But the Truth! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ripley's Believe It or Not / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["The bell doesn't work, Glenn!"] (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
Synopsis:
An inoperative doorbell helps Myra solve a crime.
Reprints:

Murder in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Blake; Director Wallowitz; Joe Turner
Synopsis:
Inspector Blake solves the death of a stuntman.

Calling All Crime-Stoppers Mail This Order Today (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["This is the Drake House, Count!"] (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; Hugo Drake
Synopsis:
Boris proves that an apparent suicide was actually a murder.

Do Your Christmas Shopping Here (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Western Stationery Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Imported from England! Silky Plastic Pigtails (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New! 1953 Secret Code Vibra Planet Space Walkie-Talkies (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Which Daisy B B Training Rifle Do You Want Hanging on Your Christmas Tree, Pardner? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Is This Mysterious Fire Bandit?
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Boys, Girls, Men, Women! The World Is on Fire!
    The FUNman
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of Murder by Flame
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  4. 3. This Christmas, Ask Mom and Dad for a Shelby, the Winner's Bike!
    Shelby Cycle Company
  5. 4. Good Kids with Smart Dads Get Santa's Finest Bikes -- Schwinn!
    Arnold, Schwinn and Company
  6. 5. It's Here! Exciting...Amazing...Harvey 3-D
    Harvey Comics
  7. 6. ["How good are you with your bow and arrow, Pud?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  8. 7. Make Your Own Oil Painting on Canvas
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. ["They're slowing down, Sam!"]
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Diet for Death
  11. 10. The Truth! And Nothing But the Truth!
    Ripley's Believe It or Not
  12. 11. ["The bell doesn't work, Glenn!"]
    Girl Friday
  13. 12. Murder in Hollywood
  14. 13. Calling All Crime-Stoppers Mail This Order Today
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  15. 14. ["This is the Drake House, Count!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  16. 15. Do Your Christmas Shopping Here
    Western Stationery Co.
  17. 16. Imported from England! Silky Plastic Pigtails
  18. 17. New! 1953 Secret Code Vibra Planet Space Walkie-Talkies
    Consumers Mart
  19. 18. Which Daisy B B Training Rifle Do You Want Hanging on Your Christmas Tree, Pardner?
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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