Dick Tracy #121
(March 1958)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Simon (as Chester Gould)
Inks
Joe Simon (as Chester Gould)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling All Cars! Mumbles Is Ready to Give Himself Up! Awk! Awk!
Genre
children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Mumbles; Neki; Hokey

Indexer Notes

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

An Exciting New Way You and Your Children Can Learn about Nature (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Audubon Nature Program / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Wild Boys (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Neki; Hokey; Dr. Woodyard
Synopsis
While investigating a house fire, Tracy and Sam encounter a couple of young boys whose behavior is wild and whose speech is mystifying. They call in a linguistics professor to help them understand what the boys are saying.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 1955-03-xx to 1955-08-xx.

Meet Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

By Popular Demand We're Here for You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

631 Movie and TV Star Pictures (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Washable Grips (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

It's Fun to Fill Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Sheaffer Pen Co. / advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

Here She Comes! Right into Your Hearts (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

I'm Munchy! I'm Crunchy! I'm Spoon-Size! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Adventures of the Spoon-Men / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Mumbles, the Tutor (Table of Contents: 11)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

Script
? (splash); Chester Gould
Pencils
? (splash); Chester Gould
Inks
? (splash); Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
? (splash); Chester Gould

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Mumbles; George Ozone; Neki; Hokey
Synopsis
Mumbles has an argument with George Ozone, a fitness advocate who has hired Mumbles to tutor his two boys. Ozone goes to the police station, where he's reunited with his two sons, but Ozone doesn't mention to Tracy that Mumbles is the boys' tutor.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strips (Chicago Tribune) 1955-03-xx to 1953-08-xx.

Would the Foxy, Dangerous Mumbles Let George Ozone Turn Him In? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Jewel Thieves (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 14)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Robert Harvey (Business Manager)
Letters
ty

"Oh, Mommy...I want to go out and play!" (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sparkle Plenty; Gravel Gertie; B. O. Plenty
Synopsis
B. O. helps Sparkle wash the dishes.
Reprints

"I need a little extra spending money." (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 opens a pie stand.
Reprints

Prophecy of Fate (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Corporal Jimmy Byrne; Baldy Jack; Baldy Jack; One-Eye Mike
Synopsis
Corporal Byrne tracks a criminal through the Queensland Desert in Australia.

[Destroy Old License Plates] (Table of Contents: 18)

Crimestoppers Textbook / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A group of Crimestopper panels detailing how to avoid becoming a crime victim and also how to process clues.

Indexer Notes

There are eight different panels including panels on firearm safety, footprints, proper equipment for a police officer, and neighborhood watch.

Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Free! These...and More New World-Wide Stamps...Just Released! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[We'll Send You These 2 Boxes of Modern-Design Studio Style Cards..."] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Choose Your Prize (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Calling All Cars! Mumbles Is Ready to Give Himself Up! Awk! Awk!"]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. An Exciting New Way You and Your Children Can Learn about Nature
    The Audubon Nature Program
  3. 2. The Case of the Wild Boys
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. Meet Hot Stuff
    Harvey Comics
  5. 4. By Popular Demand We're Here for You!
    Inky and Dinky
  6. 5. 631 Movie and TV Star Pictures
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  7. 6. Washable Grips
    Beacon Falls Rubber Footwear
  8. 7. It's Fun to Fill Sheaffer's New Cartridge Pen
    Sheaffer Pen Co.
  9. 8. Here She Comes! Right into Your Hearts
    Harvey Hits
  10. 9. I'm Munchy! I'm Crunchy! I'm Spoon-Size!
    Adventures of the Spoon-Men
  11. 10. Here Are the Big H Comics Loved by Millions
    Harvey Comics
  12. 11. Mumbles, the Tutor
    Dick Tracy
  13. 12. Would the Foxy, Dangerous Mumbles Let George Ozone Turn Him In?
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  14. 13. The Jewel Thieves
  15. 14. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  16. 15. "Oh, Mommy...I want to go out and play!"
    Sparkle Plenty
  17. 16. "I need a little extra spending money."
    Sparkle Plenty
  18. 17. Prophecy of Fate
  19. 18. [Destroy Old License Plates]
    Crimestoppers Textbook
  20. 19. Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends
    Sad Sack
  21. 20. Free! These...and More New World-Wide Stamps...Just Released!
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  22. 21. [We'll Send You These 2 Boxes of Modern-Design Studio Style Cards..."]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  23. 22. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
  24. 23. Choose Your Prize
    American Seed Co.
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