Dick Tracy #127
(September 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]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

One Chance in a Million! Will He Live to Escape? (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; Joe Period

Indexer Notes

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

A Real Mobile Tank (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Build Your Own Private Radio (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case against Joe Period (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Joe Period; Mr. Pocketclip; Julie Marrlin; Lizz
Synopsis
Pocketclip hires Joe Period to act as a go-between between himself and singer Julie Marrlin. Pocketclip fires Joe, citing his reckless driving as the reason. Joe decided to woo the singer for himself. Lizz searches the newspaper records and police files as she waits to take the civil service exam for a police officer. Tracy thinks she's looking for someone specific. Pocketclip is found murdered in Julie's apartment, and Joe Period is the prime suspect.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1956-01-xx to 1956-04-xx

Indexer Notes

General dates of storyline taken from data found on The Dick Tracy Depot website.

There's Always Something Doing -- with a Bike! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sharpest Bikes Built! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of the Spoonmen / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Everybody Loves the Big H Comics (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Assignment: Find Joe Period (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
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; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Joe Period; Julie Marrlin; Lizz
Synopsis
Joe Period jumps from a third-floor apartment and cushions his fall by landing atop a parked car. He then leads Tracy and Sam on a chase through the city. Julie collapses, and TRracy realizes that she was hit by the bullet that killed her parakeet. Lizz tells Tracy that Julie is her sister. Lizz arrives at the hospital just in time to say a few words before her sister dies. Meanwhile, Joe Period finds himself lost in a maze of pipes in a building's service corridor.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1956-01-xx to 1956-04-xx.

Indexer Notes

Several panels have altered dialogue and obvious art touch-ups, but they will not be positively identified until they can be compare with the newspaper strips. General reprint data found on the Dick Tracy Depot website.

Manhunt to Avenge Her Sister's Death (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Mountie Dog (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
animal; crime
Characters
Constable Brian Renfrew; Whitey; Oomag
Synopsis
Constable Renfrew investigates the murder of an old Eskimo.

America's Funniest Family! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Purse Cupped Tightly Under Arm] (Table of Contents: 12)

Crimestoppers Textbook / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy
Synopsis
Eight panels offering advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of various crimes.
Reprints
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Sunday Strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Highway Lab (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Tim O'Rory; James Bourne; Sgt. Williams
Synopsis
The mobile police crime lab solves a nit-and-run murder.

Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Kids! Send for the New Popeye Color Television Set (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. One Chance in a Million! Will He Live to Escape?
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. A Real Mobile Tank
    Honor House Products Corp
  3. 2. Build Your Own Private Radio
    Honor House Products Corp.
  4. 3. The Case against Joe Period
    Dick Tracy
  5. 4. There's Always Something Doing -- with a Bike!
    Goodyear
  6. 5. Sharpest Bikes Built!
    AMF Roadmaster
  7. 6. ["Hey! Look below, men! Someone's lost on the desert!"]
    The Adventures of the Spoonmen
  8. 7. Everybody Loves the Big H Comics
    Harvey Comics
  9. 8. Assignment: Find Joe Period
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Manhunt to Avenge Her Sister's Death
    Dick Tracy Comics Monthly
  11. 10. Mountie Dog
  12. 11. America's Funniest Family!
    Blondie
  13. 12. [Purse Cupped Tightly Under Arm]
    Crimestoppers Textbook
  14. 13. Highway Lab
  15. 14. Everyone Loves Sad Sack and the Sarge and All Their Funny Friends
    Sad Sack
  16. 15. Free Elizabeth II Caribbean Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  17. 16. If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  18. 17. Boys-Girls-Men-Women-Prizes Given
    The Funman
  19. 18. Hey Kids! Send for the New Popeye Color Television Set
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