(May 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1957-03-15
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

A house ad stated the on-sale date was March 11.


["Desperately, Dick Tracy tackles the racketeer to save the little waif, Themesong, from vengeance."] (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:
children; crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Shoulders; Themesong

Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Develop Muscles of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Tough Case of the Underworld Brat (Table of Contents: 3)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 18.5 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; Pat Patton; Themesong; Shoulders; Roach
Synopsis:
Tracy meets a young girl who is unknowingly creating diversions for pick-pockets, one of whom is her father.
When Shoulders injures Themesong with a lamp, her father goes to her aid and is killed by Shoulders. Tracy uses his two-way radio to broadcast messages to Themesong's radio to get her to talk to the police. Tracy is lured to an apartment, where he is injured. Shoulders shoots Themesong and flees. Attempting to leave in a private plane, Shoulders crashes into a gasoline storage tank. Themesong is taken to a hospital where doctors are able to save her life.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #42 (August 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-06-17 to 1946-07-02.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #42 (August 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-06-12 to 1946-06-16.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #42 (August 1951) [Only pages 12 and 13 of this story are reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-05-13 to 1946-06-12. [May 20th removed, June 5th-8th removed.]
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #43 (September 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-07-07 to 1946-08-25.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-06-10 to 1946-08-23 (heavily edited).

Indexer Notes

Page 1 is an text introduction for this story plus an introductory splash for this story. The splash page is a reformatted reprint of the splash page from Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #43.

Several panels have been altered to conform to the Comics Code Authority.
Page 2, panel 5: Pick-pocket tool outline has been removed but the color remains.
Page 3, panel 6: Blood removed hood's cheek.
Page 4, panel 1: Changed from a title panel to one with a caption.
Page 6, panels 2, 3, and 7: Strap outline has been removed, but the color shape still remains.
Page 6, panels 10, 11 and 12: Outline of jack handle has been removed. Color shape still remains.
Page 6, panel 11: "Who tried to run a jack handle through my skull" removed from word balloon.
Page 11, panel 6: Panel redrawn to show Themesong dodging a lamp thrown by Shoulders. It hits her in the
face in issue 43. Panel is black and white.
Page 11, panel 7: Gun in Shoulders' right hand is opaqued but color still prints. Gun is back in his
hand in the next panel.
Page 13, panel 1: Dick Tracy logo has been changed to a descriptive caption.
Page 14, panel 6: Panel has been redrawn to show Dick Tracy being hit in the by a closed fist. In the
original, Tracy is hit with the butt of an automatic. This panel is in black and white.
Page 14, panel 12: "If you don't want your head blown off" deleted from the word balloon.

The daring young man who flies through the air (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look! A real speedometer! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

US Keds / 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)

Coming Next Issue! 6 Big Stars from Dick Tracy's Files! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Don't buy a uniform on the promise of a job.] (Table of Contents: 10)

Beware of These Rackets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of uniform scams, smuggled goods, contract movers,puncture fluid, and skin cream.
Reprints:

Alcatraz (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
history
Reprints:

New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Chinatown Murder (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Detective Kalvin; Miss Lane
Reprints:

Everyone Loves Poor Little Sad Sack (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.1 page (report information)

[Unlicensed Dealers, Health Foods, Smoking Cures, Used Car Dealers, Matrimonial Agencies] (Table of Contents: 15)

Beware of These Rackets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; domestic; romance
Synopsis:
A summary of some rackets and how to avoid them.
Reprints:

["I'd like to buy Mother something for Mother's Day"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Sparkle Plenty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sparkle Plenty
Synopsis:
Sparkle goes shopping.
Reprints:

["Well, Sparkle honey, I think it's time fer you get acquainted with what has to be done with the animals here."] (Table of Contents: 17)

Sparkle Plenty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sparkle Plenty; B. O. Plenty
Synopsis:
B. O. shows Sparkle around the farm.
Reprints:

Hey, Mom..all the kids are wearing Grips this year! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

GRIPS Shoes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Take It from a Champion Racing Driver (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free! Wonderful Offer! Elizabeth II Colonies Stamps (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Desperately, Dick Tracy tackles the racketeer to save the little waif, Themesong, from vengeance."]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Show Exciting New Sound Movies in Your Own Home
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Develop Muscles of Steel!
    Honor House Products Corp
  4. 3. The Tough Case of the Underworld Brat
    Dick Tracy
  5. 4. The daring young man who flies through the air
    Goodyear
  6. 5. Look! A real speedometer!
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  7. 6. George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball!
    US Keds
  8. 7. Muscles and the Sunken Treasure
    Bosco
  9. 8. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  10. 9. Coming Next Issue! 6 Big Stars from Dick Tracy's Files!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  11. 10. [Don't buy a uniform on the promise of a job.]
    Beware of These Rackets
  12. 11. Alcatraz
    America's Finest
  13. 12. New Exciting Joe Palooka Comics!
    Joe Palooka Comics
  14. 13. The Chinatown Murder
  15. 14. Everyone Loves Poor Little Sad Sack
  16. 15. [Unlicensed Dealers, Health Foods, Smoking Cures, Used Car Dealers, Matrimonial Agencies]
    Beware of These Rackets
  17. 16. ["I'd like to buy Mother something for Mother's Day"]
    Sparkle Plenty
  18. 17. ["Well, Sparkle honey, I think it's time fer you get acquainted with what has to be done with the animals here."]
    Sparkle Plenty
  19. 18. Hey, Mom..all the kids are wearing Grips this year!
    GRIPS Shoes
  20. 19. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Toy Soldiers
  21. 20. Take It from a Champion Racing Driver
    AMF Roadmaster
  22. 21. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
  23. 22. Free! Wonderful Offer! Elizabeth II Colonies Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • R. S. Martin
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko