(June 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1957-04-11
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

Case of the Atomic Flash (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
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Diet Smith

Indexer Notes

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

Cover is a variation of the cover of Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #40.

Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Atomic Flash (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 21.5 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; Diet Smith; B. O. Plenty; Chief Brandon; Pat Patton; Irma; Brilliant
Synopsis:
While Diet Smith tries to clear himself of murder charges, employees at his Detroit plant work on a scheme to steal one of Smith's atomic inventions. Tracy receives his first wrist radio. Irma. shoots Diet Smith while he is in his bathtub and then takes her own life. Smith has surgery and survives. He narrowly escapes death a second time when Irma's son, Brilliant, tries to shoot him in the hospital.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #40 (June 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-02-15 to 1946-03-16. [March 10th, 12th and 13th removed.]
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #40 (June 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-01-13 to 1946-02-14.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #41 (July 1951)
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-03-17 to 1946-04-18 (March 25th removed, Some panels April 8th-10th removed)
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1946-03-17 to 1946-05-17 (except 1946-04-18 through 1946-04-25).

Indexer Notes

Original title of this story is "The Case of the Atomic Killers."

The following changes were made to this reprint due to Comics Code Authority restrictions:
Page 1, panels 8, 9: Wire opaqued on black line but color still shows where wires were
Page 2, panels 2, 3, 4, 6: Wires removed to take away inference that victim was electrocuted
Page 18, panel 5: Bullets are opaqued, but because of color plate, their path is still visible. Diet
Smith's is visible as a white space, even the outline was deleted from the black plate.
Page 18, panel 7: The part of the panel showing Irma shooting herself in the head has been replaced
with a narrow panel that has "BANG" running vertically.
Page 18, panel 10: "The water's bloody!" has been removed from the first word balloon. Second balloon
changed from "That's blood on my hands!" to "He's been shot!"
Page 19, panel 2: Irma's body outline has been removed, but the color still prints.
Page 19, bottom caption: Changed from :Read the July issue of Dick Tracy" to "Turn the page quickly."
Page 20, panel 1: "Dick Tracy" logo changed to a descriptive caption.

The Daring Young Man Who Flies through the Air (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look! A Real Speedometer! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

US Keds / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ahoy, Mates! Let's Play Pirate! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bosco / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Harvey News (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

America's Most Famous Detective. Calling All Dick Tracy fans! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["Now be a good cat, Randolph"] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
humor; animal; children
Characters:
Sparkle Plenty; Randolph
Synopsis:
Sparkle devises to protect her goldfish from her cat.
Reprints:

Special Agent of the F. B. I. (Table of Contents: 10)

America's Finest / text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A brief account of the duties of an FBI agent.
Reprints:

Don't Miss the New Issue of Chic Young's Dagwood Comics (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Bureau of Policewomen (Table of Contents: 12)

America's Finest / text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; history
Reprints:

See You in My New Issue Folks (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Hey Kids...Look! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Beacon Falls Rubber Footwear / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Elizabeth II Colonies Stamps (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Take It from a Champion Racing Driver (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Big Army / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Case of the Atomic Flash
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. The Case of the Atomic Flash
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. The Daring Young Man Who Flies through the Air
    Goodyear
  5. 4. Look! A Real Speedometer!
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  6. 5. George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball!
    US Keds
  7. 6. Ahoy, Mates! Let's Play Pirate!
    Bosco
  8. 7. Harvey News
    Harvey Comics
  9. 8. America's Most Famous Detective. Calling All Dick Tracy fans!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  10. 9. ["Now be a good cat, Randolph"]
    Sparkle Plenty
  11. 10. Special Agent of the F. B. I.
    America's Finest
  12. 11. Don't Miss the New Issue of Chic Young's Dagwood Comics
    Dagwood Comics
  13. 12. Bureau of Policewomen
    America's Finest
  14. 13. See You in My New Issue Folks
    Sad Sack
  15. 14. Hey Kids...Look!
    Beacon Falls Rubber Footwear
  16. 15. Free! Elizabeth II Colonies Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  17. 16. Take It from a Champion Racing Driver
    AMF Roadmaster
  18. 17. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Big Army
  19. 18. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
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