(April 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1957-02-12
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

The Case of the Hired Gunman (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:
adventure; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Flattop

Toys! Tricks! Fun! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Killers Nab Dick Tracy! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Flattop
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #25 (March 1950)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Daily Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1944-01-02 to 1944-01-29.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
    Following panels from #25 dropped or changed: Page 10 - panels 6-12 not reprinted
  • Page 11 - panels 4-12 not reprinted
  • Page 12 - Panels 1-3, 7, 8 not reprinted
  • Page 12 - panel 23 replaced with new art and dialogue in reprinted version
  • Page 13 - Panels 4, 8, 10-12 not reprinted.
    "The Trick Works" segment from #25: Page 1, panels 1, 8-12 omitted
  • Page 2 - panels 1, 8-12 omitted.

Indexer Notes

Page 7, panel 8 dialogue has been whited out. Page 9, panels 4 and 5, black lines showing bullet path have been eliminated, but color line remains in panel 4. In panel 5, art retouched to eliminate depiction of skull fragments and sound effect removed.

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)

Muscles and the Sunken Treasure (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bosco / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Dick Tracy-Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Flattop; Vitamin Flintheart; Pat Patton; Hawker Davis
Synopsis:
Flattop sets the Hawker David ablaze. Taking refuge in a rooming house, he encounters Vitamin Flintheart and forces the actor to disguise him as an old man. As payment, Flattop beats the old actor and leaves him for dead. Tracy and Patton find Flintheart, who volunteers to help as much as he possibly can. Flattop is cornered and severely wounded by Tracy.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #26 (April 1950)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strips (Chicago Tribune) 1944-02-20 to 1944-03-18.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strips (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
    Dick Tracy #26 reprint exceptions: Pages 1-4 not reprinted
  • Page 5, panels 2-7 not reprinted
  • Page 6, panels 4-6 not reprinted
  • Page 7 deleted due to burn scene
  • Page 8, panels 1-3 not reprinted

Indexer Notes

Alterations from #26 include: Caption change on page 8, panel 4; From the "Mistaken Identity" sequence, the title panel was replaced with a summary caption; Page 2, panel 1 was altered so that blood is not shown and panels 7-12 are not reprinted. In the "Act of Fate" sequence, only panels 2,3, and 8 from page 1 are reprinted.

The Sergeant's Revenge (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Detective-Sergeant Hanrahan

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

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

Escape! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnny Mummery

Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Sad Sack / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

["I saved this newspaper, Dick."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dick Tracy's Minute Mystery / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton
Reprints:

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

Toy Soldiers / 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)

Buy Direct and Save on Fine Records (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Spinorama Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Choose Your Prize (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Hired Gunman
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Toys! Tricks! Fun!
    Honor House Products Co.
  3. 2. Killers Nab Dick Tracy!
    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. Muscles and the Sunken Treasure
    Bosco
  9. 8. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  10. 9. [Dick Tracy-Part 2]
    Dick Tracy
  11. 10. The Sergeant's Revenge
  12. 11. New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics!
    Joe Palooka Comics
  13. 12. Escape!
  14. 13. Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends
    Sad Sack
  15. 14. ["I saved this newspaper, Dick."]
    Dick Tracy's Minute Mystery
  16. 15. 100 Toy Soldiers
    Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. Free...New Issues
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Boys! Girls! Men! Women!
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. Buy Direct and Save on Fine Records
    Spinorama Records
  20. 19. Choose Your Prize
    American Seed Co.
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