(September 1950)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Comics H
Editing:
Leon Harvey (editor, vice president); Alfred Harvey (president); Robert B. Harvey (vice president, business manager)
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (#137 and #140 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A.

Indexed from copy missing a four page center-spread, contents of which is unknown but probably a Blondie story or Blondie comic strip reprint.


Good News! All-New Stories Special for This Issue! (Table of Contents)

Blondie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chic Young (credited)
Inks:
Chic Young (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Daisy; Elmer (Daisy's pup); unnamed four puppies (Daisy's pups)

The Story Behind: How Dagwood Split the Atom (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Young; ? (photograph)
Inks:
Chic Young; ? (photograph)
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Chic Young (photograph); Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bunstead

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Indicia at bottom of the page.

Tells the story of the giveaway comic, "Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom."

["Here, Dear, for being a good little girl."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Elmer (Daisy's pup); Blondie Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy; Daisy's unnamed four pups
Synopsis:
Elmer steals Cookie's lollipop to place it on Dagwood's pillow, just in time for Dagwood to take a nap.
Reprints:
  • from Blondie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1946-3-6 [new art added]

Indexer Notes

A new title panel plus two additional panels were added to the daily strip reprint from March 6, 1946 to help fill out the page.

4 Reasons Why the New Delta 4-Way Light Is Best for Your Bike! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Delta Electric Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["This ought to keep those durn girls away!"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

One Man Act (Table of Contents: 5)

Blondie Presents Dagwood / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Alvin; unnamed peanut vendor; unnamed circus ringleader
Synopsis:
Dagwood takes the family to the circus, but while looking for food, instead becomes part of the show.

Indexer Notes

New story for the comic.

Next Month "Poor Rich Man" (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Blondie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Flying High! (Table of Contents: 7)

Blondie Presents Dagwood / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Beasley; Alexander Bumstead; Mr. Julius Caesar Dithers
Synopsis:
After nearly messing up Alexander's new kite by running into the postman Mr. Beasley, Dagwood takes the day off work to help Alexander with his new kite. Instead he ends up being being taken away by the kite and crashing into Mr. Dithers office instead.

Indexer Notes

New story for the comic.

["Railroad Station"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Colonel Potterby; Duchess; unnamed railroad travelers
Synopsis:
After Duchess sends the Colonel off on a train trip, she decides to get into the act and get a kiss from a soldier.
Reprints:
  • from Colonel Potterby and the Duchess Sunday topper (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX
Keywords:
silent; wordless

Indexer Notes

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess was a topper strip to Blondie, but reprinted here without the Blondie strip.

[Saving a Chicken] (Table of Contents: 9)

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Colonel Potterby; Duchess; unnamed hobo; a chicken
Synopsis:
The Colonel and Duchess save a chicken from a hobo with an ax and the chicken rewards them with an egg.
Reprints:
  • from Colonel Potterby and the Duchess Sunday topper (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX
Keywords:
silent; wordless

Indexer Notes

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess was a topper strip to Blondie, but reprinted here without the Blondie strip.

The Winning Entry (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (story title illustration)
Inks:
? (story title illustration)
Colors:
? (story title illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzy; Mrs. WInters; Joannie; Jigger
Synopsis:
Suzy babysits Joannie for Mrs. Winters and decides to enter Joannie in a baby contest and instead accidentally submits a picture of the dog Jigger.

Don't Miss the First Issue of Chic Young's Dagwood (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Blondie / comic story / 4 ? pages (report information)

Script:
Chic Young ?
Pencils:
Chic Young ?
Inks:
Chic Young ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

Indexed from a comic missing a four page center-spread. Unknown exactly what the four pages covered, but probably Blondie comic stories, new or comic strip reprint.

["My goodness, it's a big job making enough cookies for the family"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Blondie Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Daisy; Elmer (Daisy's pup); unnamed four puppies (Daisy's pups); Dagwood Bumstead; Herb Woodley; unnamed female guests
Synopsis:
Cookie and Alexander try to steal all the freshly made cookies only to have the jar land on Dagwood's head. Dagwood wakes up the next morning with energy to help Blondie around the house, but she sends him off to the ball game. Feeling guilty, Dagwood returns and ends up wrecking the tea social Blondie had planned.
Reprints:
  • from Blondie daily or Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Reads as if two different Sunday (?) strips were combined into a single story.

["That young widow, Mrs. Merkin, is calling to us"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Herb Woodley [Herbert Woodley]; Mrs. Merkin; Blondie Bumstead; Tootsie Woodley; unnamed perfume clerk; unnamed woman without umbrella; Mr. Julius Caesar Dithers; Mr. Dithers' telephone operator; Daisy
Synopsis:
Dagwood and Herb help widow Mrs. Merkin move a piano. Mrs. Merkin returns a pen dropped in her home to Blondie, who gets jealous. When it's discovered it's Herb's pen, Tootsie fights with Herb. Next evening, Dagwood is perfumed by a sales clerk, then, later, helps a female without her umbrella in the rain. Blondie is suspicious when she sees and smells him. Mr. Dithers has his operator call Dagwood, and Blondie hears a strange woman on the phone asking for him. She confronts Dagwood who gets nervous but before he answers the call, Dithers changes his mind and she hangs up.
Reprints:
  • from Blondie daily or Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX [

Indexer Notes

Several daily strips edited together with the similar theme of Dagwood, Blondie, and other women. The first two pages of the story (except the last panel) seems to be a gag reworked from Blondie Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1934-7-29 .

["There! Goodbye!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Double Trouble / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bill MacLean
Pencils:
Bill MacLean (signed)
Inks:
Bill MacLean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill MacLean ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Jeannie; Johnny; unnamed housewife
Synopsis:
Jeannie and Johnny convince lady to give them all her candy.
Reprints:
  • from Double Trouble daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

["How man pertaters do y'want, mom?"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Double Trouble / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bill MacLean
Pencils:
Bill MacLean (signed)
Inks:
Bill MacLean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill MacLean ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Jeannie; Johnny
Synopsis:
Jeannie and Johnny try to follow their mom's directions and getting potatoes.
Reprints:
  • from Double Trouble daily (King Features Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Artist at Work (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 0.9 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (s
Inks:
? (story title illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Tommy; Randolph; Mrs. Adams
Synopsis:
Tommy decides he wants to be an artist.

["Don't forget to get the first issue of my own comics magazine"] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

["My stars an' body, why didn't I think o' this before?"] (Table of Contents: 19)

Grandma / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Kuhn
Pencils:
Charles Kuhn
Inks:
Charles Kuhn
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Kuhn ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandma; unnamed salesman; unnamed policeman
Synopsis:
Grandma decides to clear her attic of stuff and opens an antique shop in home. Everyone who visits for other reasons leaves with a handful of items from Grandma.
Reprints:
  • from Grandma daily (King Features Syndicate) 1949-11-5 [new art added]

Indexer Notes

The last four panels are reprints from November 5, 1949. The rest of the page appears to be new material to fill out the gag to cover the whole page.

Whistling (Table of Contents: 20)

Just the Type / comic story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Dunn
Pencils:
Bob Dunn
Inks:
Bob Dunn
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Dunn ?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A round-up of the many types of whistling.
Reprints:
  • from Just the Type Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX [artwork edited to fit page]

Indexer Notes

The original Sunday comic was edited from half newspaper comic section landscape size to a full comic book portrait size.

Dunn and Son comic panel occupies lower right corner of page.

["Yesh may I s-s-s (tweet) s-sspeak to Dr. Plato---please..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dunn and Son / cartoon / 0.15 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Dunn
Pencils:
Bob Dunn [as B.D.] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Dunn [as B.D.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Dunn ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dunn; Dunn's son
Synopsis:
Dun is having trouble with his new store bought teeth.
Reprints:
  • from Just the Type Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Comic panel was a part of the Just the Type Sunday strip, occupying right corner of the page.

Good News! Chic Young's Dagwood Now Stars in His Own Comics! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

It's Easy to Learn Dancing! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publications / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

No Help Wanted! (Table of Contents: 24)

Blondie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead
Synopsis:
Dagwood's attempt to install new wall sockets ends getting himself stuck under the floor boards.
Reprints:
  • from Blondie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1946-6-15 [artwork widened]

Indexer Notes

For reprinting in the comic book, the artwork was widened and some alterations made to the background. At least one newspaper (The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania) gave the original comic strip the title, "Blondie Completely Floored!"

A Model Husband! (Table of Contents: 25)

Blondie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Chic Young
Pencils:
Chic Young (signed)
Inks:
Chic Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chic Young ?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; unnamed saleswoman
Synopsis:
Dagwood buys a hat for a sick Blondie.
Reprints:
  • from Blondie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1945-5-15 [artwork widened]

Indexer Notes

For reprinting in the comic book, the artwork was widened and some alterations made to the background. "Shake Well Before Using" was the original title of this comic strip used by some newspapers when originally printed.

Now You Can Subscribe to - Blondie Comic Monthly (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Good News! All-New Stories Special for This Issue!
    Blondie
  2. 1. The Story Behind: How Dagwood Split the Atom
  3. 2. ["Here, Dear, for being a good little girl."]
    Blondie
  4. 3. 4 Reasons Why the New Delta 4-Way Light Is Best for Your Bike!
    Delta Electric Company
  5. 4. ["This ought to keep those durn girls away!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. One Man Act
    Blondie Presents Dagwood
  7. 6. Next Month "Poor Rich Man"
    Blondie
  8. 7. Flying High!
    Blondie Presents Dagwood
  9. 8. ["Railroad Station"]
    Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
  10. 9. [Saving a Chicken]
    Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
  11. 10. The Winning Entry
  12. 11. Don't Miss the First Issue of Chic Young's Dagwood
    Dagwood
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Blondie
  14. 13. ["My goodness, it's a big job making enough cookies for the family"]
    Blondie
  15. 14. ["That young widow, Mrs. Merkin, is calling to us"]
    Blondie
  16. 15. ["There! Goodbye!"]
    Double Trouble
  17. 16. ["How man pertaters do y'want, mom?"]
    Double Trouble
  18. 17. Artist at Work
  19. 18. ["Don't forget to get the first issue of my own comics magazine"]
    Dagwood
  20. 19. ["My stars an' body, why didn't I think o' this before?"]
    Grandma
  21. 20. Whistling
    Just the Type
  22. 21. ["Yesh may I s-s-s (tweet) s-sspeak to Dr. Plato---please..."]
    Dunn and Son
  23. 22. Good News! Chic Young's Dagwood Now Stars in His Own Comics!
    Dagwood
  24. 23. It's Easy to Learn Dancing!
    Pioneer Publications
  25. 24. No Help Wanted!
    Blondie
  26. 25. A Model Husband!
    Blondie
  27. 26. Now You Can Subscribe to - Blondie Comic Monthly
    Blondie
  28. 27. ["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"]
    Hollywood Film Studios
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Warren Zeigler
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon