(August 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 Madman's Mask (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:
crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sketch Paree

Indexer Notes

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

Tee and Eff and the Surprise Parade! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Tastee-Freez / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Madman's Mask (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 21.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Sketch Paree; Spike Dyke
Synopsis:
Tracy tracks a man who kills people by drowning them on dry land. He and Sam Catchem enlist the aid of comedic bandleader Spike Dyke to set a trap for the killer.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #61 (March 1953) [Pages 7 and 8 not reprinted
    Page 9, panels 7-12 not reprinted
    Page 10 not reprinted
    Page 11, panels 7-12 not reprinted
    ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-07-03 to 1949-08-03.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #61 (March 1953) [As pages 5-12 of #114]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-08-04 to 1949-08-21.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #62 (April 1953) [Page 1 not reprinted
    Pages 2 and 3 reprinted
    Page 4 not reprinted
    Pages 5-7 reprinted
    Page 8 not reprinted
    Page 13, Panels 1-3 not reprinted
    ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-08-22 to 1949-09-25 [Sept 22nd-23rd removed].
  • Page 1, panel 1 from #61 “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panel 8

    Page 1, panel 2 from #61 “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panel 1
    Talcum Freely’s dialogue changed. Balloon added for B. O. Plenty

    Page 1, panel 3 from “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panel 3
    Tracy’s and Freely’s word balloons have been reworded.

    Page 1, panel 4 from “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panel 5

    Page 1, panel 5 from “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panel 9

    Page 1, panels 6-8 from “Case of the Murderer’s Mask” page 6, panels 10-12

Indexer Notes

The following changes were made to conform to the Comics Code Authority
Page 3, panel 2 – bloodstain removed

Page 12, last panel caption was reworded to move the reader to the next page of the story instead of telling him to buy the next issue.

Page 13, panel 1 – Dick Tracy logo replaced with “Sketch holds on grimly, but…”

Page 14, panel 11 – Changed to show Paree holding a gun on the clerk. Panel is black and white. In #62, the panel shows Paree drowning the clerk with his gimmicked mask.

Page 14, panel 12 – Edited to remove the corpse laying across the desk.

Page 16, panel 7 – Edited to remove corpse from desktop, but the color hold is still visible.

Flash! Coming in Dick Tracy Sept. Issue No. 115 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy Comics Monthly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

A Middleweight Is in between a Heavy and a Lightweight (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Out of the Thunder of Sports Car Racing...] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Anyone Can Win from 1001 Prizes (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bosco Contest / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Operation: Murder (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. Augustus Matthews; Dr. Jason; Miss Pritchard; Inspector Gulistan
Synopsis:
A patient is strangled in her hospital bed.
Reprints:

For Harvey Comics Readers (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Bosco Contest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sheaffer / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

["I'm here now, Ardis"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Ardis; Ken
Synopsis:
Boris responds to a friend's plea for help.
Reprints:

The Locality of Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Lieutenant James Stanley; Ruth Ann Mason; Nick Mason; Bob Wilton
Synopsis:
James Stanley confronts a murderer who staged a phony car crash.
Reprints:

By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Free! British Caribbean Stamps (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

George Mikan Teaches Tommy the Hook Shot! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

US Keds / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Dad Read Why Daisy Is the Right Gun (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Summer Fun (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Madman's Mask
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Tee and Eff and the Surprise Parade!
    Tastee-Freez
  3. 2. The Case of the Madman's Mask
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Flash! Coming in Dick Tracy Sept. Issue No. 115
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  5. 4. A Middleweight Is in between a Heavy and a Lightweight
    Goodyear
  6. 5. [Out of the Thunder of Sports Car Racing...]
    AMF Roadmaster
  7. 6. Boys! Girls! Anyone Can Win from 1001 Prizes
    Bosco Contest
  8. 7. Operation: Murder
  9. 8. For Harvey Comics Readers
    Bosco Contest
  10. 9. Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen
    Sheaffer
  11. 10. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  12. 11. ["I'm here now, Ardis"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  13. 12. The Locality of Murder
  14. 13. By Popular Demand! Back in the Army Again!
  15. 14. Free! British Caribbean Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  16. 15. George Mikan Teaches Tommy the Hook Shot!
    US Keds
  17. 16. Dad Read Why Daisy Is the Right Gun
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
  19. 18. Summer Fun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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