Dick Tracy #101
(July 1956)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1956-05-17
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 the date in the Harvey Comics News feature in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould] (painting)
Inks
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould] (painting)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Dick Tracy; Open-Mind Monty

Indexer Notes

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

Now! Own the Daisy Eagle (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dick Tracy Solves the Case of the Homing Pidgeons (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Open-Mind Monty; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertis; Sparkle Plenty; Wingy; Diet Smith; Half-Pint
Synopsis
Tracy and Sam use tear gas to drive Open-Mind Monty from his greenhouse hideaway. Tracy reveals that Monty's knife in the skull is nothing more than clever make-up. Meanwhile, B. O. Plenty buys a wading pool for the kids. A torrential downpour floods B. O.'s property, and as he and Gertie sleep through the storm, Sparkle and WIngy try to save their wading pool only to find themselves swept away by the flood waters.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Ads appear between pages 1 and 2 and pages 13 and 14 of this story.

They're Here! Colored Bike Tires! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Footnotes on Wild Animals (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

US Keds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gabby Hayes Says: Hey Kids...Hey Moms and Dads! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Hi, kids! July is going to be quite a month as far as you Harvey Comics are concerned. (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The FBI Fingerprint Bureau (Table of Contents: 7)

America's Finest / text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; history
Synopsis
Brief history of how fingerprints are used to identify criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This text feature immediately follows the Dick Tracy story.

Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

A True F.B.I. Case (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Walt Taft; Pete Cernak
Synopsis
Fingerprints are used to identify a murder victim.

These Fine Products Are Advertised in OUr July 1956 Harvey Comics (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

The Case of the Blue Toe (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Jackie Paige; Detective Lieutenant Gil Mason
Synopsis
Jackie solves a murder when she notices the odd characteristics of a set of footprints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The main clue in the story matches one written by the master of the mystery puzzle, Austin Ripley, where Ripley's character, Dr. Joseph Fordney, deduced that the murderer was wearing cheap shoes with cheap blue socks, with a hole in the sole allowing the dye to run when the killer stepped in water. (pointed out by Anthony William Durrant)

For School...Home...Work (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Tne New 1956 Action-Engineered AMF Roadmaster (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys - Girls - Men - Women Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Makes Cold Drinks Instantly (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Curtiss Candy Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Now! Own the Daisy Eagle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. Dick Tracy Solves the Case of the Homing Pidgeons
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. They're Here! Colored Bike Tires!
    Goodyear
  5. 4. Footnotes on Wild Animals
    US Keds
  6. 5. Gabby Hayes Says: Hey Kids...Hey Moms and Dads!
    Popsicle
  7. 6. Hi, kids! July is going to be quite a month as far as you Harvey Comics are concerned.
    Harvey Comics News
  8. 7. The FBI Fingerprint Bureau
    America's Finest
  9. 8. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence!
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. A True F.B.I. Case
  11. 10. These Fine Products Are Advertised in OUr July 1956 Harvey Comics
  12. 11. The Case of the Blue Toe
  13. 12. For School...Home...Work
    Scripto
  14. 13. Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Tne New 1956 Action-Engineered AMF Roadmaster
    AMF Roadmaster
  16. 15. Boys - Girls - Men - Women Prizes Given
    The FUNman
  17. 16. Makes Cold Drinks Instantly
    Curtiss Candy Company
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