(March 1956)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1956-01-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Comics [Stamp]
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 given in last panel of the Dick Tracy story in Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #96.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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:
crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy

Indexer Notes

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

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Wailing Tree (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
? (Splash); Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mrs. Green; Dewdrop (Richy) Sticks; Sticks; Hannah
Synopsis:
Mrs. Green photographs evidence that J. P. Richy was murdered and tries to blackmail Dewdrop and Sticks into paying her more money for her role in their scheme. When Mrs. Green confronts them with her demands, Sticks clubs her. Meanwhile, Tracy, disguised as a gas utility worker, collects evidence from the basement workshop that will tie the Sticks duo to the chamber built into the tree where the baby was hidden. Believing Mrs. Green to be dead, Dewdrop and Sticks hide her in Sticks' bass drum and take her to a landfill where they set the drum on fire and flee.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Page 7 of this story was heavily edited. In panel 2, Sticks is apparently holding a club behind his back, but the club has been eliminated from the panel. In panel 3, not only is the club missing, but Mrs. Green has also been edited from the panel. Panel 4 shows only a silhouette lying on the floor. There is no trace of Mrs. Green's body in panels 5 and 6, even thought the dialogue in panel 6 indicates that Dewdrop and Sticks are checking the body. Mrs. Green's body is also absent from panel 3 of page 8. These changes were probably made at the insistence of the Comics Code Authority.
The left column of page 1 is a text summary of the previous issues. The story begins in column 2. There is also a page of ads between pages 1 and 2 of the story and four pages of ads between pages 13 and 14 of the story.

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Don't Delay! Get Your Delicious Kool-Aid Today! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing Gold-Plated Miniature Spy Camera (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Modern Merchandise Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Month We Have More Laugh-filled Adventures with All Your Favorite Harvey Comics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics News / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

A popular bird this bright parakeet (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Curtiss Candy Company / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Hi Kids! Get in My Davy Crockett Playhouse Tent! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Davy Crockett Playhouse / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Chance in a Million (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Mr. Thorne; Mrs. Thorne; Ellis
Synopsis:
A crook tries to rob a deaf couple.
Reprints:

New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

["Boris -- I beg you! Come at Once!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Minit Mystery starring The Count / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Eloise; Inspector Kelly
Synopsis:
Boris solves the murder of a friend's maid.
Reprints:

The U. S. Secret Service (Table of Contents: 12)

America's Finest / text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
A short history of the Secret Service.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text recast to take less space on the page in order to make room for Statement of Ownership.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Robert B. Harvey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical

331 Stamps All Different Yours for Only 25 cents (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Do You Need Extra Money? $40.00 Is Yours (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys Girls Get These Prizes (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Josely Company
  3. 2. The Case of the Wailing Tree
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Don't Delay! Get Your Delicious Kool-Aid Today!
    Kool-Aid
  5. 4. Amazing Gold-Plated Miniature Spy Camera
    Modern Merchandise Co.
  6. 5. This Month We Have More Laugh-filled Adventures with All Your Favorite Harvey Comics
    Harvey Comics News
  7. 6. A popular bird this bright parakeet
    Curtiss Candy Company
  8. 7. Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. Hi Kids! Get in My Davy Crockett Playhouse Tent!
    Davy Crockett Playhouse
  10. 9. A Chance in a Million
  11. 10. New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics
  12. 11. ["Boris -- I beg you! Come at Once!"]
    Minit Mystery starring The Count
  13. 12. The U. S. Secret Service
    America's Finest
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  15. 14. 331 Stamps All Different Yours for Only 25 cents
    Zenith Co.
  16. 15. Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights!
    Josely Company
  17. 16. Do You Need Extra Money? $40.00 Is Yours
    Cheerful Card Company
  18. 17. I'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles
    National Sports Council
  19. 18. Boys Girls Get These Prizes
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko