(October 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

[no title indexed] (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:
animal; children; crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy; Mugg

You've Asked for Them...and Here They Are! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Joe Simon (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; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mugg; Blowtop; Dipsy
Synopsis:
Angered over the death of his brother, Flattop, Blowtop rigs explosives to the wiring outside Tracy's house. He drugs Tracy's dog, Mugg. While Tracy takes Mugg to the veterinarian, Blowtop makes the final attachments to the explosives, and his gang returns at night to make sure everything will work as planned. Junior spots them from his bedroom window, but they trap him and put him inside a barrel. Tracy and Tess barely escape when the dynamite explodes and sets fire to their house. Tracy believes that Junior was caught in the explosion and flames.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #66 (August 1953)
  • 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.

["With every set of dishes..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This feature appears between pages 1 and 2 of the first Dick Tracy story.

The White Deer (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

"I've been tailing these jewel thieves for a week now" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Myra solves a crime where two criminals are using a joint safety deposit box to communicate with each other.

Trapping a Murderer! (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Hornet / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Green Hornet
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

next app. in FOUR COLOR COMICS #496

["Count, a big politico was bumped off!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Pete Nickel; Frank Montalbo; Rudy Bock; Joe Rorski; Len Reardon; Aldo Davis
Synopsis:
Boris solves the murder of a gang boss.
Reprints:

["The chloroform did it!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Blowtop; Sam Catchem; Oliver the milkman; Mugg
Synopsis:
Blowtop and his men seal Junior in a barrel and send it rolling slowly toward a 250-foot drop into an abandoned quarry. As they leave, they pass a patrol car. The patrolmen report the incident to Tracy. The barrel holding Junior is stopped by a turtle, and Tracy and Sam arrive at the quarry just in time to keep Junior from rolling off the edge of a cliff. Blowtop is having little luck fencing stolen cash and hides in a hotel. Vitamin Flintheart unknowingly enters the room, thinking it's his own. Believing Blowtop to be a rich investor, Vitamin talks him into producing a play.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #66 (August 1953)
  • 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

The last panel of this story has been changed to indicate that the story continues in this issue.

Prophecy (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Tom Caine; Joe Nesser; Carlotta
Synopsis:
Caine and Nesser solve the murder of a gypsy fortune-teller.
Reprints:

Hi, kids! Look for me in every Harvey Comic in the upper left corner. (Table of Contents: 10)

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Harvey Jack-in-the-box.
Synopsis:
Generic house ad for Harvey Comics.

["I can hardly believe we're really going to spend a peaceful afternoon at the beach!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Inks:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Gateway to Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kennedy; Agnes Goodrich; Brad Donnell; Guy Farraday; Phillip Lane
Synopsis:
Inspector Kennedy solves a murder.
Reprints:

America's Funniest Family! Blondie & Dagwood (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Blondie Comis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["It's my chief's office, Boris!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Mr. Parkins
Synopsis:
Boris solves a locked-room murder.
Reprints:

["What ... J. Pierpont Moneypacker killed?"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dick Tracy Minit Mystery / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Trapping a Killer (Table of Contents: 16)

Dick Tracy / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Walt Taft
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations of Dick Tracy and Pat Patton.

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge (Table of Contents: 17)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 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; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Blowtop; Vitamin Flintheart
Synopsis:
Junior identifies the man who put him in the barrel. The man jumps through a sixth-floor window and tries to take Junior with him. Meanwhile, Blowtop is holding Vitamin as a semi-prisoner and using him to fence stolen money through a laundry. Not knowing there is money in the laundry he is delivering, Vitamin trades it for a shrunken head.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #67 (September 1953)
  • 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

There is a one page Sparkle Plenty feature between pages 1 and 2 of this sequence.

["Rain...rain...go away..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sparkle Plenty / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B. O. Plenty; Sparkle Plenty
Synopsis:
B. O. and Sparkle make candy on a rainy day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This feature appears between pages 1 and 2 of the previous sequence.

["The bell doesn't work, Glenn!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson
Synopsis:
An inoperative doorbell helps Myra solve a crime.
Reprints:

The Professor (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Prof. Norman von Kelvin
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #43 (September 1951)
  • Originally titled "Death Goes to College." The original illustration accompanying this text piece depicted a skull with a dagger protruding from it. The skull and knife were removed due to restrictions of The Comics Code Authority.

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Capt. McReady; Pasang
Synopsis:
Capt. McReady and companions attempt to climb Nanga Parbat.
Reprints:
  • This is most likely a reprint from Green Hornet or Kerry Drake and may have appeared with a different title.

["This is the last laundry on that list of 4, Tracy."] (Table of Contents: 22)

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; Vitamin Flintheart; Blowtop
Synopsis:
Tracy and Sam trace stolen money and discover where Blowtop has been fencing the money he stole in Boston. When the newspapers report the Boston robbery solved, Blowtop panics, seals the remainder of the loot in a can, and throws it into the river. He slips and falls into the river and almost drowns but is rescued by Vitamin, who attempts to recover the money.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #67 (September 1953)
  • 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.

It Happened in the Tropics (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mono; Tama; Pepe
Synopsis:
Tama is accused of murder.

["It's nice to get away from the office routine!"] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Ned Rabb
Synopsis:
Myra solves a murder at the theater.
Reprints:

The Green Goods Swindle (Table of Contents: 25)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

["Be calm, and tell us what happened!"] (Table of Contents: 26)

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
Synopsis:
Boris believes a caretaker to be guilty of his employer's murder.
Reprints:

Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 27)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Blowtop
Synopsis:
A shrunken head floating in the river provides the lead that help Tracy and Sam find both Blowtop and Vitamin Flintheart. Blowtop wounds Vitamin and flees, but Tracy catches him when BLowtop finds his escape blocked by a wire fence. Vitamin is taken to the hospital, and Blowtop is taken to jail.
Reprints:
  • US from Dick Tracy (Harvey, 1950 series) #68 (October 1953)
  • 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

There are two pages of ads between pages 2 and 3 of this sequence.

See Me on Funday Funnies Every Sunday and Every Friday (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Take a Tip from a Go-Getter (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Mr. Gehrhart--! Count--!"] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart;
Synopsis:
A young man wants Boris to solve his uncle's murder!
Reprints:

12 Little Dolls (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Little Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Hi, Friends...Look for Me on the Top of Every Big "H" Comic! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Frontier Cabin Big Enough for 2-3 Kids (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Everyone Loves the Fabulous Sad Sack and His Funny Friends (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Nazi Paymaster (Table of Contents: 37)

A Report from the F. B. I. / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; spy; war
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton
Synopsis:
Brief story about the man who distributed money to Nazi spies in the United States
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Even though Dick Tracy and Pat Patton appear in the illustrations, neither of them is mentioned in the story.

The Fatal Clue (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton
Synopsis:
Dick solves the murder of Bill Philany, conductor of the famous All-Girl Orchestra.
Reprints:

["The man said I'd never have to dye my hair again."] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Judo Tricks: Lesson One / Lesson Two (Table of Contents: 40)

Black Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cat
Reprints:

Authentic Replicas of Real Cars! (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

100 Cars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! New Issue Ghana Stamps (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50 (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. You've Asked for Them...and Here They Are!
    Harvey Comics
  3. 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["With every set of dishes..."]
    Beware of These Rackets
  5. 4. The White Deer
  6. 5. "I've been tailing these jewel thieves for a week now"
    Girl Friday
  7. 6. Trapping a Murderer!
    Green Hornet
  8. 7. ["Count, a big politico was bumped off!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  9. 8. ["The chloroform did it!"]
    Dick Tracy
  10. 9. Prophecy
  11. 10. Hi, kids! Look for me in every Harvey Comic in the upper left corner.
  12. 11. ["I can hardly believe we're really going to spend a peaceful afternoon at the beach!"]
    Girl Friday
  13. 12. Gateway to Murder
  14. 13. America's Funniest Family! Blondie & Dagwood
    Blondie Comis
  15. 14. ["It's my chief's office, Boris!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  16. 15. ["What ... J. Pierpont Moneypacker killed?"]
    Dick Tracy Minit Mystery
  17. 16. Trapping a Killer
    Dick Tracy
  18. 17. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge
    Dick Tracy
  19. 18. ["Rain...rain...go away..."]
    Sparkle Plenty
  20. 19. ["The bell doesn't work, Glenn!"]
    Girl Friday
  21. 20. The Professor
  22. 21. Perilous Journey
  23. 22. ["This is the last laundry on that list of 4, Tracy."]
    Dick Tracy
  24. 23. It Happened in the Tropics
  25. 24. ["It's nice to get away from the office routine!"]
    Girl Friday
  26. 25. The Green Goods Swindle
  27. 26. ["Be calm, and tell us what happened!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  28. 27. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Killer's Revenge!
    Dick Tracy
  29. 28. See Me on Funday Funnies Every Sunday and Every Friday
    Funday Funnies
  30. 29. Take a Tip from a Go-Getter
    Goodyear
  31. 30. ["Mr. Gehrhart--! Count--!"]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  32. 31. 12 Little Dolls
    Little Dolls
  33. 32. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Hi-Power
  34. 33. Hi, Friends...Look for Me on the Top of Every Big "H" Comic!
  35. 34. Frontier Cabin Big Enough for 2-3 Kids
    Frontier Cabin
  36. 35. Meet Hot Stuff
  37. 36. Everyone Loves the Fabulous Sad Sack and His Funny Friends
  38. 37. Nazi Paymaster
    A Report from the F. B. I.
  39. 38. The Fatal Clue
    Dick Tracy Minit Mystery
  40. 39. ["The man said I'd never have to dye my hair again."]
    Beware of These Rackets
  41. 40. Judo Tricks: Lesson One / Lesson Two
    Black Cat
  42. 41. Authentic Replicas of Real Cars!
    100 Cars
  43. 42. Free! New Issue Ghana Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  44. 43. If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  45. 44. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  46. 45. 204 Revolutionary Soldiers Only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Merlin Haas
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko