Dick Tracy #109
(March 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1957-01-17
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

[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
Joe Simon (painting)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...this is it!...exalts Dick Tracy, as he corners the dangerous criminal...
Genre
crime
Characters
Dick Tracy; Rughead

Indexer Notes

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

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

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 20.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chance Frustrated Rughead.
Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Rughead; Junior Tracy; Sparkle Plenty; Wingy; Herky; Mimi
Synopsis
Rughead disguises himself as a woman in order to slip past the police. Tracy has Junior make a plaster copy of Rughead from descriptions and comments given by Sparkle and Wingy. Two of Rughead's old associates recognize him and capture him in hopes of stealing his ill-gotten gains. Rughead gains the upper hand on his captors, but his actions attract the attention of the police. Tracy and Sam pursue Rughead to a culvert. Because of curve in the pipe, Tracy uses a camera on a floating plank to determine Rughead's position. A stray bullet finds its mark, and the dead criminal is pulled out.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

There is an ad between pages 1 and 2 and four pages of ads between pages 13 and 14 of this story. The top third of page 1 is a recap of the events in the previous issue.

Sheaffer's Feathertouch Ballpoint (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Hey Kids! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

T. V. Color / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

We Love Those Cough Drops (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

12 Little Dolls (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Little Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hey, Kids! Hurry and Get Your Bosco Pirate Gold Coin Collection! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bosco / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

A Special Preview of Fun and Excitement! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Preview of Next Issue (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Flight with Danger (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Lt. Tim O'Reilly; Captain Brissenden
Synopsis
Lt. O'Reilly keeps his ship from capsizing during a storm.

Indexer Notes

This is most likely a reprint.

New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Joe Palooka Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Suspicion (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Bert Thompson; Hoochintoo
Synopsis
Bert Thompson solves a murder in a cabin on the Arctic tundra.

Indexer Notes

This is most likely a reprint.

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

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Robert B. Harvey
Letters
typeset

The Case of the Twisted Wire (Table of Contents: 14)

Jackie Paige; Lt. Gil Mason / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Jackie Paige; Gil Mason
Synopsis
A small piece of wire helps solve a murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible inking assist by Howard Nostrand.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Toy Army / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! New Issues... (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Automatic Firing Tripod Machine Gun (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Precision Miniature Camera! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Choose Your Prize (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["...this is it!...exalts Dick Tracy, as he corners the dangerous criminal..."]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. 100 Toy Pirates for $1.25
    Josely Co.
  3. 2. ["Chance Frustrated Rughead."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Sheaffer's Feathertouch Ballpoint
    W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co.
  5. 4. Hey Kids! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set
    T. V. Color
  6. 5. We Love Those Cough Drops
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  7. 6. 12 Little Dolls
    Little Dolls
  8. 7. Hey, Kids! Hurry and Get Your Bosco Pirate Gold Coin Collection!
    Bosco
  9. 8. A Special Preview of Fun and Excitement!
    Harvey Comics
  10. 9. Preview of Next Issue
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  11. 10. Flight with Danger
  12. 11. New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics!
    Joe Palooka Comics
  13. 12. Suspicion
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  15. 14. The Case of the Twisted Wire
    Jackie Paige; Lt. Gil Mason
  16. 15. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Toy Army
  17. 16. Free! New Issues...
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Boys! Girls! Men! Women!
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. Automatic Firing Tripod Machine Gun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  20. 19. Amazing Precision Miniature Camera!
    Honor House Products Corp.
  21. 20. Choose Your Prize
    American Seed Co.
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  • Gene Reed
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