(November 1987)

Blackthorne, 1986 Series
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Price
2.00 USD; 2.75 CAD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1987
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Blackthorne Publishing Incorporated
Editing
Shel Dorf

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
Shel Dorf
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Bonny Braids; B O Plenty; Gravel Gertie
Keywords
Baby

Indexer Notes

Montage of Dick Tracy panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Scrapbook of Chester Gould / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chester Gould; ? (photograph)
Inks
Chester Gould; ? (photograph)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shop Monday evening all 5 Broadway stores
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Bonnie Braids
Synopsis
Ad, circa 1951, for Bonny Braids doll. Includes sample Dick Tracy strip.
Keywords
Baby; California; doll

Indexer Notes

Doll manufactured by Ideal. Ad placed by The Broadway, Southern California.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sam's better, but what with being doused with ether and beat over the head, he had a close call.
Genre
adventure; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tess Tracy; Junior Tracy; Bonnie Braids; Empty Williams; Pat Patton; Crewy Lou
Synopsis
Empty Williams murders his wife and takes refuge in a children's treehouse until killed fighting it out with police. As Tracy is engaged, an underage Junior drives a squad car to the hospital while the patrol office delivers the Tracy baby. Despite Tracy's resistance, Bonny Braids is finally settled on for the baby's name. Crewy Lou makes a pitch to photograph Bonny. Tracy surreptitiously observes her with the teleguard camera.
Reprints
  • Compilation of daily and Sunday newspaper strips from April 8, 1951 through June 4, 1951.
Keywords
Baby; hospital; newspaper comic strip; photographer; police; television; TV

Indexer Notes

Tracy's hidden teleguard camera, focused on the crib, anticipates the "nannycam."

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

Dick Tracy Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Pocsik; Edward Brunner, Ph D; J C Meabon
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mail to: Tracy Letters
Synopsis
Letters from readers

Indexer Notes

Header illustration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Andy Ice ?
Inks
Jorge Pacheco ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blackthorne Publishing Inc
Characters
White Leo
Synopsis
Promo for Battle Beasts, # 1, from Blackthorne
Keywords
Action figure; merchandising tie-in

Indexer Notes

Based on action figures distributed in the US by Hasbro

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. ["Shop Monday evening all 5 Broadway stores"]
    The Scrapbook of Chester Gould
  3. 2. ["Sam's better, but what with being doused with ether and beat over the head, he had a close call."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["Mail to: Tracy Letters"]
    Dick Tracy Letters
  5. 4. ["Blackthorne Publishing Inc"]
    Battle Beasts
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