(December 1957)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1957-10-15
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

Issue Notes

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


[Sleet Jumps! Tracy Thinks Fast as the Tank's Roof Supports Give Way!] (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

Indexer Notes

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

See! No fuss about filling Sheaffer's new cartridge pen! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sheaffer Pen Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Dangerous Blonde (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Inks:
Joe Simon (splash panel); Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Sleet; Twist; Butsey; Grapevine Gary
Synopsis:
Sam renews an old acquaintance when Sleet arrives in the police station. Tracy convinces Sleet to be a police informer, but Sleet tries to work both sides. When the crooks get wise, she tries to kill one of them and then flees from the police. She hides in the home of an eccentric lady who has a pet gorilla. Sleet is trapped in the room with the gorilla, but she manages to escape. She leaps from the roof of the house to a water tower below and finds herself trapped when the water tower roof collapses. Tracy and Sam rescue her from the water tower and take her to jail.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #57 (November 1952) [Pages 1 and 2 not reprinted. Page 3, panels 1-9 not reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1948-12-26 to 1949-01-05,
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #58 (December 1952) [Page 1 splash not reprinted. Reprinted part begins with page 1, panel 2.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-01-24 to 1949-02-23.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #58 (December 1952) [Page 1, panels 1-7 not reprinted. Pages 3 and 4 not reprinted. Page 7, panels 7-12 not reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-02-24 to 1949-03-12.
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #59 (January 1953) [Page 1 splash panel not reprinted. Page 3 not reprinted. ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1949-03-13 to 1949-04-05.

Indexer Notes

A large portion of the story is omitted in this version, including the segment which explains why Sleet is hiding from the police.

Changes are listed below. Some are due to Comics Code Authority regulations.
Page 1, panel 4 - Date changed to 1957 to keep story current.

Page 3, panel 4 - Sam's balloon changed to edit out an accusation. Sleet's balloon changed to remove
profanity synbols.

Page 4, panel 1 - Dick Tracy logo changed to descriptive caption.

Page 9, panel 2 - "killed" changed to "framed."
Page 9, panel 10 - panel changed to remove image of bullet going through hand

Panel 11, panel 7 - changed to a summary caption. This completely bypasses the first segment from Dick
Tracy Comics Monthly #58.

Page 13 - a caption replaces a panel that shows Sleet pushing Twist from a train platform.

Page 13, panel 8 - redrawn to show a a ragged dress instead of a prison uniform.

Page 13, panel 10 - dialogue "fell" in original changed to "injured."

Page 13, panel 11 - dialogue changed from "But tell him he won't have to rush for this one!" to "This man
has been injured!"

Page 14, panel 1 - "over the rail" changed to "in a faint"
Page 14, panel 3 - "push" changed to "hit."

Page 16, Panel 1 - Dialogue refers to an event that was not reprinted from the original story.
Page 16, panels 8, 9, 11 - Blood has been removed from Sleet's face.

Page 18, panel 12 - Tomahawk in Sleet's hand has been deleted.
Page 19, panels 3, 6 - Tomahawk in Sleet's hand has been deleted.
Page 19, panel 8 - Tomahawk, sound effect, and hit lines have been deleted from original.

Page 21, panels 5 and 6 - Sleet has been deleted from the panels. In the original, a gorilla is trying to
kill her.
Page 22, panel 1 - Sleet deleted from panel. In the original, a gorilla holds her unconscious form.
Page 22, panels 8, 11 - Sleet deleted from panels.

Page 23, panel 2, 10 - Dress color changed from red to black.
Page 23, panel 3 - Sleet is wearing a black dress that reaches below her knee. The original version shows
the bottom of her panty girdle and the tops of her stockings.

A Middleweight Is in between a Heavy and a Lightweight (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Giant Collection Free! British Empire Stamps (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

We Built It Like a Sports Car to Give You Action, Power and Go! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

By Popular Demand We're Here for You! (Table of Contents: 9) (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: 10) (Expand) /

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

America's Greatest Detective Calling All Dick Tracy Fans! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda; typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Blackie Algerra

Coming Issue #119 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["I'm Glenn Wilson, Mr. Dove's lawyer!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Girl Friday / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson
Synopsis:
Glenn and Myra solve the murder of one of Glenn's clients.
Reprints:

100 Charms for Your Jewelry (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

100 Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost New, Live Miniature Monkey (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

World's Tiniest Dog (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Best Brand On Any Bike... Schwinn (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Arnold Schwinn & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sleet Jumps! Tracy Thinks Fast as the Tank's Roof Supports Give Way!]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. See! No fuss about filling Sheaffer's new cartridge pen!
    Sheaffer Pen Company
  3. 2. The Case of the Dangerous Blonde
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. A Middleweight Is in between a Heavy and a Lightweight
    Goodyear
  5. 4. 12 Little Dolls
    Little Dolls
  6. 5. Giant Collection Free! British Empire Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  7. 6. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  8. 7. We Built It Like a Sports Car to Give You Action, Power and Go!
    AMF Roadmaster
  9. 8. Meet Hot Stuff
    Harvey Comics
  10. 9. By Popular Demand We're Here for You!
    Inky and Dinky
  11. 10. In all history - what six characters caused the most riots?
    Harvey Comics
  12. 11. America's Greatest Detective Calling All Dick Tracy Fans!
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  13. 12. Nightmare
  14. 13. Coming Issue #119
  15. 14. ["I'm Glenn Wilson, Mr. Dove's lawyer!"]
    Girl Friday
  16. 15. 100 Charms for Your Jewelry
    100 Charms
  17. 16. Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost New, Live Miniature Monkey
    Dean Studios
  18. 17. World's Tiniest Dog
    Dean Studios
  19. 18. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
  20. 19. The Best Brand On Any Bike... Schwinn
    Arnold Schwinn & Company
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