(October 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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 Tree House Trap (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; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy

Indexer Notes

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

Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Tree House Trap (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 21.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Ketcham; Empty Williams; Junior Tracy; Tess Tracy
Synopsis:
Empty Williams tries to sell a shipment of hi-jacked diapers to a car wash chain owner. When the owner discovers that he is not buying polishing cloths, he refuses to pay and is killed. The hi-jacked driver gies Tracy a description of Williams, Tracy tracks Williams to a sleazy cafe. Williams spot them and manages to escape. He hides in an old tree house but is spotted by a milkman. Tracy confronts Williams in the tree house, and their fight causes the old tree to break at the roots. Williams dies in the mishap. Meanwhile, Junior races the clock as he tries to get her to the hospital.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #72 (February 1954) [Pages 1 and 2 not reprinted. Page 3, panels 1-6, 10 not reprinted. Page 12, panels 6 and 8 are not reprinted. ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strips (Chicago Tribune) 1951-02-06 to 1951-03-07.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #72 (February 1954) [Only page 1, panels 1-6 are reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1951-03-25 to 1951-03-25.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #73 (March 1954) [Page 1 not reprinted. Page 9, panels 1-6 not reprinted. ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1951-03-26 to 1951-04-25.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #73 (March 1954) [Page 8, panels 7-12 not reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1951-04-26 to 1951-05-13.

Indexer Notes

The top half of page 1 is a text summary of what has gone before.

Page 1, panel 3 copied minus a word balloon and third man. It is used as panel 4.

Page 1, panel 4 has a different word balloon.

Page 7, panel 1 - body deleted from panel.

Page 7, panels 9-11 - all dialogue changed from the original.

Page 10, panel 2 - dialogue changed.

Page 10, panel 6 is a blowup of panel 9 and replaces a dropped panel. It's a head shot of Empty Williams
but no balloon or caption.

Page 10, panel 7 is copied and turned into a close-up panel and used as panel 8

Page 10, panel 9 - dialogue changed. This is obvious from the extra space in the word balloon.

Page 19, panel 7 is redrawn to remove the body from the panel, even the injured body is shown in panel 4

[A jockey is supple] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

12 Little Dolls (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

My Dolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

How Tee and Eff Helped the Hometown Sluggers Win (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Meet Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

By Popular Demand We're Here for You! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

In all history - what six characters caused the most riots? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Harvey Hits Specially for You! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Extra! Dick Tracy Is Accused of Robbery (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Inspector King Makes a Decision (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector King; Bryce Rawlings; Mathilda Rawlings
Synopsis:
Inspector King solves a murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: The Course of Murder!

America's Greatest Detective Calling All Dick Tracy Fans! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Cowboy of the West (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Lieutenant Peter Chess; Bat Harlon; Barry Curtiss
Synopsis:
Lt. Chess solves a murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: Death for a Killer!

Build and Race This Miniature Hotrod (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["I got your call, Mr. Rawson."] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Inspector Kelly; Mr. Rawson
Synopsis:
Boris investigates a locked-room murder.
Reprints:

George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

US Keds / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Elizabeth II British Africa Stamps (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Most Amazing Dancing Doll in the World Nina Ballerina (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Sheaffer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Tree House Trap
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Tree House Trap
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. [A jockey is supple]
    Goodyear
  5. 4. 12 Little Dolls
    My Dolls
  6. 5. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  7. 6. How Tee and Eff Helped the Hometown Sluggers Win
    Tastee-Freez
  8. 7. Meet Hot Stuff
    Harvey Comics
  9. 8. By Popular Demand We're Here for You!
    Inky and Dinky
  10. 9. In all history - what six characters caused the most riots?
    Harvey Comics
  11. 10. Harvey Hits Specially for You!
    Harvey Hits Comics
  12. 11. Extra! Dick Tracy Is Accused of Robbery
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  13. 12. Inspector King Makes a Decision
  14. 13. America's Greatest Detective Calling All Dick Tracy Fans!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  15. 14. Cowboy of the West
  16. 15. Build and Race This Miniature Hotrod
    The Electric Game Co.
  17. 16. ["I got your call, Mr. Rawson."]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  18. 17. George Mikan Gets Bucky on the Ball!
    US Keds
  19. 18. Free! Elizabeth II British Africa Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  20. 19. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Josely Company
  21. 20. The Most Amazing Dancing Doll in the World Nina Ballerina
    Niresk Industries
  22. 21. Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen
    Sheaffer
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