Dick Tracy #141
(August 1960)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Giant Size Harvey Comics [Jack-in-the-box]
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 Wormy and His Deadly Wagon (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Wormy

Indexer Notes

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

Giant Flying Plastic Jet (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Flying Jet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case Of The Interrupted Honeymoon (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess
Synopsis
Dick Tracy gets married to Tess.
Reprints
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #64 (June 1953) [Some panels altered to conform to the Comics Code Authority. ]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Beware of These Rackets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We Can Give You a College Education in Ten Easy Lessons
Genre
crime
Synopsis
Warnings against mail-order schools, stamp dealers, miracle suits, weight loss products.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This feature appears between pages 1 and 2 of the first part of "Case of the Interrupted Honeymoon."

The Clue in the Diary (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Arnold Howell; Fred Wilcox
Synopsis
A diary holds the key to solving a bank robbery.
Reprints

More Exciting Stories in the Next Dick Tracy Comics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

A Bernard Barnet Minit Mystery / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Stevenson! He's been killed in an accident!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Barnard Barnet; Bertha Barnet
Synopsis
Barnard solves the murder of a friend.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Your F.B.I. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now We Can Get Things Done!
Genre
crime; history
Synopsis
A brief history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, highlighting significant events.

The Interrupted Honeymoon Part 2 (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Sam Ketcham; Wormy
Synopsis
Even though battered after being dragged for miles behind a car, Tracy sets out to find the identity of the man who dragged him. Meanwhile, Wormy returns to the paint shop and begins changing the color of his car. Unknowingly, the exhaust from the gasoline-powered compressor is pooling inside the car where his wife has gone to keep warm. Wormy finishes painting the car, only to find his wife suffocated inside it.
Reprints
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #64 (June 1953) [Bottom tier of page from the original story is not reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
    Bottom tier of page 8 of original printing not reprinted.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue on sale May 14th.

Yes! Everyone Loves Little Dot! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Couriers! (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Special Agent Pete Carlin; Achmed ben Yusef
Synopsis
A courier makes a tricky exchange.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Call off that hound!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Peter Salont; Carl Norman
Synopsis
Did Carl Kill Peter?
Reprints

Footprints (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Jim Byrne; Baldy
Synopsis
Jim Byrne tracks killers in Australia.

She's Full of Fun and Food (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good thing the weather cleared up right after that thunderstorm!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
The Count; Victor Carter; Hugh Carter
Synopsis
How Did The Count Know Victor Killed Hugh?
Reprints

[The famous kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby was...] (Table of Contents: 16)

Calling All Sleuths / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; crime; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Questions about Lindbergh kidnapping, machine guns, poison, and equalizers.
Reprints

The Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps (Table of Contents: 17)

America's Finest / text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; history
Synopsis
A brief history of the Los Angeles Police Reserve.
Reprints

Hi, Kids! Look for Me in the Corner of Every Harvey Comic! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Sparkle, honey, will you catch that chicken like a good girl?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sparkle Plenty; Gravel Gertie
Synopsis
Sparkle and Gravel let loose a chicken and Sparkle attempts to retrieve it.
Reprints

The Lost Millionaire (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Carrabotta
Inks
Vic Carrabotta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Eugene Cloud; Thaddeus Sloan; Marcia Lane
Synopsis
Inspector Cloud searches for Marcia Lane's uncle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with small illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay--I've got the casts--now turn Mugg lose!
Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mugg the dog; Pop Stoltz; Janie Stoltz; Ted Tellum
Synopsis
Wormy's hideout behind the scoreboard is discovered, he manages to escape just ahead of Tracy. He makes his way to a house that is also the studio of radio personality Ted Tellum. Tellum likes Wormy's voice and offers to hide him from the police if he'll become part of his radio program.
Reprints
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #65 (July 1953) [Page 1 of this story is not reprinted.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Continuation of Dick Tracy and the Case of the Interrupted Honeymoon.

[Quantico, Virginia is only a spot on the map.] (Table of Contents: 22)

Your F.B.I. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Paul Reinman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime; history
Synopsis
A brief account of the activities that occur at FBI training headquarters.
Reprints

The Case of the Closed Sash (Table of Contents: 23)

Jackie Page / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lt. Gil Mason (guest star); Oswald Hume (guest star, villain, introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like your opinion on this killing, Count...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehehart; Detective-Lieutenant Bates; Lefty Marlowe; Mrs. Marlowe
Synopsis
Boris and the Lieutenant investigate an apparent suicide.
Reprints

[The Voice with the Kiss] (Table of Contents: 25)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Tess Tracy; Wormy; Ted Tellum
Synopsis
Ted Tellum devises a scheme to get Wormy to confess to murder on live radio. Tracy and Sam track Wormy to Tellum's studio and capture him.
Reprints
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #65 (July 1953) [Text in last panel is changed. Original text had on sale date of the next issue in the second paragraph.]
  • which is reprinted
    • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chiago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.
  • From Dick Tracy newspaper strip (Chiago Tribune) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of Dick Tracy and the Case of the Interrupted Honeymoon.

The Hostage (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant O'Hare; Slippery Sam
Synopsis
Sgt. O'Hare defuses a hostage situation.

Casper the Friendly Ghost Is Loved by Millions of You, His Readers! (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Girl Friday / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Mr. Hanson -- Mr. Wilson is here.
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Carl Hanson; J. B. Walters; Ormond Drake; John Stoneham; Hugo Winters; Sidney Fairway
Synopsis
Myra solves the murder of a man who was killed in a card game.
Reprints

Cheap Shoes (Table of Contents: 29)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Frank Starr; Peter Kennedy; Don Grayson; Lieutenant Joe Gordon
Synopsis
Joe Gordon solves a murder by looking at suspects' shoes.

Spooky Now in His Very Own Comic Magazine (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I came as soon as I could, Inspector!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Inspector Kelly; Vincent Carter; Barbara Carter; Don Huston
Synopsis
Boris investigates the murder of a girl's uncle.
Reprints

"O. K., Boss -- here I am!" (Table of Contents: 32)

Girl Friday / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ted Galindo ?
Inks
Ted Galindo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Victor van Dyke
Synopsis
Myra and Glenn investigate the death of the brother of one of Glenn's clients.
Reprints

Now! All-Plastic Rocket 5 Feet High (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

All-Plastic Rocket / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Can a Star Newsboy Tell You about Choosing Bike Tires? (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mah Jongg Case (Table of Contents: 35)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Caine; Sam Wing; Keo San; Lee Chin; Ah Ling
Synopsis
Inspector Caine solve a murder at a Chinese gaming parlor.
Reprints

Everybody Loves Felix the Cat (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boris! This is Starrett! There's been a murder committed at my hotel!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Starrett; Garland Gold; Roy Silver
Synopsis
The Count investigates a murder at a friend's hotel.
Reprints

On Kith and Kin! (Table of Contents: 38)

Calling All Sleuths / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Sherlock Holmes; Sam Spade; Nick Charles; Nora Charles; The Shadow; Green Hornet
Synopsis
Questions about fictional detectives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art looks like Rudy Palais inked by Paul Reinman but unsure so credits not assigned.

12 Little Dolls (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Little Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Hi-Power / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hi Friends...Look for Me on the Top of Every Big H Comics! (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

We Know the Big Sponsor on TV!! (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

Funday Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Everyone Loves the Fabulous Sad Sack and His Funny Friends (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Sad Sack / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Authentic Replicas of Real Cars! (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

100 Cars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

National Police Academy (Table of Contents: 45)

America's Finest / text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime; history
Reprints

Hi, Friends! We're starting to work for Harvey! (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ted Galindo ?
Inks
Ted Galindo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Gehrhart, an important phone call, sir!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Marcia; Mel Lewis; Larry Wilson; Pete Stevens
Synopsis
Boris is called to investigate a murder in a tourist camp by the river.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Dick Tracy Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your brother's been murdered, you say?!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Jason Orchard
Synopsis
Dick solves a murder.
Reprints

Meet Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Hard-to-Get Royal Family Stamps! (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

Frontier Cabin (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

First Time Ever Natural Color Photos of Your Favorite Stars (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

Colorfoto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Giant Sensational-Operational Flying Helicopter (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

Flying Helicopter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Win a Beautiful Signet Ring! (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of Wormy and His Deadly Wagon
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Giant Flying Plastic Jet
    Flying Jet
  3. 2. The Case Of The Interrupted Honeymoon
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["We Can Give You a College Education in Ten Easy Lessons"]
    Beware of These Rackets
  5. 4. The Clue in the Diary
  6. 5. More Exciting Stories in the Next Dick Tracy Comics
  7. 6. ["It's Stevenson! He's been killed in an accident!"]
    A Bernard Barnet Minit Mystery
  8. 7. ["Now We Can Get Things Done!"]
    Your F.B.I.
  9. 8. The Interrupted Honeymoon Part 2
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Yes! Everyone Loves Little Dot!
    Little Dot Comcs
  11. 10. The Couriers!
  12. 11. America's Funniest Family!
    Blondie
  13. 12. ["Hey! Call off that hound!"]
    Girl Friday
  14. 13. Footprints
  15. 14. She's Full of Fun and Food
    Little Lotta Comics
  16. 15. ["Good thing the weather cleared up right after that thunderstorm!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  17. 16. [The famous kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby was...]
    Calling All Sleuths
  18. 17. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps
    America's Finest
  19. 18. Hi, Kids! Look for Me in the Corner of Every Harvey Comic!
    Harvey Comics
  20. 19. ["Oh, Sparkle, honey, will you catch that chicken like a good girl?"]
    Sparkle Plenty
  21. 20. The Lost Millionaire
  22. 21. ["Okay--I've got the casts--now turn Mugg lose!"]
    Dick Tracy
  23. 22. [Quantico, Virginia is only a spot on the map.]
    Your F.B.I.
  24. 23. The Case of the Closed Sash
    Jackie Page
  25. 24. ["I'd like your opinion on this killing, Count..."]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  26. 25. [The Voice with the Kiss]
    Dick Tracy
  27. 26. The Hostage
  28. 27. Casper the Friendly Ghost Is Loved by Millions of You, His Readers!
    Casper the Friendly Ghost
  29. 28. ["Yes, Mr. Hanson -- Mr. Wilson is here."]
    Girl Friday
  30. 29. Cheap Shoes
  31. 30. Spooky Now in His Very Own Comic Magazine
    Harvey Comics
  32. 31. ["I came as soon as I could, Inspector!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  33. 32. "O. K., Boss -- here I am!"
    Girl Friday
  34. 33. Now! All-Plastic Rocket 5 Feet High
    All-Plastic Rocket
  35. 34. What Can a Star Newsboy Tell You about Choosing Bike Tires?
    Goodyear
  36. 35. The Mah Jongg Case
  37. 36. Everybody Loves Felix the Cat
    Felix the Cat
  38. 37. ["Boris! This is Starrett! There's been a murder committed at my hotel!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  39. 38. On Kith and Kin!
    Calling All Sleuths
  40. 39. 12 Little Dolls
    Little Dolls
  41. 40. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Hi-Power
  42. 41. Hi Friends...Look for Me on the Top of Every Big H Comics!
    Harvey Comics
  43. 42. We Know the Big Sponsor on TV!!
    Funday Funnies
  44. 43. Everyone Loves the Fabulous Sad Sack and His Funny Friends
    Sad Sack
  45. 44. Authentic Replicas of Real Cars!
    100 Cars
  46. 45. National Police Academy
    America's Finest
  47. 46. Hi, Friends! We're starting to work for Harvey!
    Mutt & Jeff
  48. 47. ["Mr. Gehrhart, an important phone call, sir!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  49. 48. ["Your brother's been murdered, you say?!"]
    Dick Tracy Minit Mystery
  50. 49. Meet Hot Stuff
    Harvey Comics
  51. 50. Free! Hard-to-Get Royal Family Stamps!
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  52. 51. Frontier Cabin
    Frontier Cabin
  53. 52. First Time Ever Natural Color Photos of Your Favorite Stars
    Colorfoto
  54. 53. Giant Sensational-Operational Flying Helicopter
    Flying Helicopter
  55. 54. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Win a Beautiful Signet Ring!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko