Dick Tracy #56

Published
October 1952
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/201532

Credits

Editing
Leon Harvey (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Teleguard Terror (Dick Tracy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dick Tracy
Genre
Adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Big Frost

Credits

Art
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould]
Colours
?
Letters
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Show/hide 1. Amazing New Invention Makes Drawing Easier (Master Art Helper Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Master Art Helper Co.

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a device that projects a mirrored image on paper, allowing the artist to trace it.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Dick Tracy and the Case of the Teleguard Terror (Dick Tracy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dick Tracy
Genre
Adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Big Frost; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Diet Smith

Credits

Script
?
Art
Joe Simon (splash panel);Chester Gould
Colours
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Letters
Chester Gould

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From GCD

Synopsis

After killing Brilliant, Big Frost embarks on a crime spree with the Teleguard. He has his own daughter kidnapped and beaten by men who throw her down an embankment. She comes to rest in front of B. O. Plenty's house, where she is found by Sparkle. B. O. and Gravel Gertie nurse the young woman back to health, and B. O. decides to call Tracy.

Show/hide 3. Hey Look! He's Got a New Schwinn for School! (Arnold, Schwinn and Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Arnold, Schwinn and Company
Genre
Children

Credits

Script
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Art
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Synopsis

Ad for the Schwinn Black Phantom plus an offer for a free catalog.

Show/hide 4. Boys! Girls! Parents! Send Today for This Beautiful Pen and Pencil Set! (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Genre
Children

Credits

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Art
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Colours
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Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a premium from Smith Brothers, available for 20 cents plus an empty Smith Brothers box,

Show/hide 5. Everyone Gets the Golden Ring with These New Comics! (Harvey Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Harvey Comics
Genre
Humor; children; fantasy
Characters
Little Audrey; Casper

Credits

Script
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Art
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Colours
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Letters
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Synopsis

Generic ad for the latest issues of Little Audrey and Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Show/hide 6. Who Wrote the World's First Real Detective Story? (Calling All Sleuths) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Calling All Sleuths
Genre
Crime; history
Characters
Sherlock Holmes

Credits

Script
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Art
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Letters
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Synopsis

Six questions about historical crimes.

Show/hide 7. Downward to Death! Text story, 0.8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Patrolman Tommy Connors; Miss Anna Williston; Doc Preston

Credits

Author
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Patrolman Connors investigates a murder at a dress shop.

Show/hide 8. Now Better Than Ever! You Must See the New Sad Sack for Humor at Its Best! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack

Credits

Script
?
Art
George Baker
Letters
?

Synopsis

Generic house ad for Sad Sack Comics.

Show/hide 9. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys (Fighting Force) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fighting Force
Genre
Children; war

Credits

Script
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Art
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Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for plastic army toys including tanks, jeeps, infantrymen, and cannons.

Show/hide 10. The Chase Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Big Frost; B. O. Plenty; Gravel Gertie; Sparkle Plenty; Heyyou the dog; Flossie Frost

Credits

Script
Chester Gould
Art
Chester Gould
Colours
?
Letters
Chester Gould

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From GCD

Synopsis

Using Diet Smith's Teleguard invention, Tracy and the cops track Big Frost's every move and capture him. Big Frost's daughter, who has been staying at the B. O. Plenty's house, regains her memory when Tracy hands her a familiar book.

Show/hide 11. Legacy of Murder Text story, 0.8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Lieutenant Peter Hardwick; Frank Bronson; Tim Garrett

Credits

Author
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Lt. Hardwick investigates the murder on an heiress.

Show/hide 12. Finale in Blood! (Kerry Drake) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kerry Drake
Genre
Adventure; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Kerry Drake

Credits

Script
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Letters
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Synopsis

House ad for the October issue of Kerry Drake Detective Cases, on sale Aug. 20th.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Minit Mystery Starring the Count) Comic story, 2 pages

"Oh, Boris -- this is exciting!"

Featuring

Feature
Minit Mystery Starring the Count
Genre
Adventure; drama; crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Gehrhart; Gaye Shirley; Arlene Mason

Credits

Script
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Also printed
Australia
Dick Tracy Monthly (Illustrated, 1952 series) #76 (August 1956)
Untitled

Synopsis

Boris solves a murder on the opening night of a play.

Show/hide 14. Richard Hodge, oil millionaire, has been found murdered in the living room of his mansion. (How Good A Detective Are You?) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
How Good A Detective Are You?
Genre
Crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Zack

Credits

Script
?
Art
Emil Gershwin
Colours
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Letters
?

Synopsis

Footprints outside a window give Inspector Zack the clue he needs to solve a murder.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded Comic story, 2 pages

"It was grand of you to invite us tonight, Mrs. Croydon!"

Featuring

Genre
Crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Mrs. Croydon; Dr. Sidney Perry; Frank Bolton

Credits

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Also printed
Australia
Steve Roper (Approved, 1956 series) #15 (April 1958)
Untitled

Synopsis

Myra solves a murder at a dinner party.

Show/hide 16. An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt! (Ronnie Sales Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ronnie Sales Inc.
Genre
Fashion

Credits

Script
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Art
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Colours
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Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a men's girdle.

Show/hide 17. Super Powerful Long Range (Consumers Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Consumers Mart
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
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Art
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Colours
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Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for sportsman's binoculars.

Show/hide 18. I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles! (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training
Characters
George Jowett; Roger Hirsch

Credits

Script
?
Art
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photo
Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a mail-order body-building course.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 19. Look at These 4 Wonder Bargains (Novelty Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Novelty Mart
Genre
Children

Credits

Script
?
Art
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Colours
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Letters
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typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a sewing machine, movie projector, hand puppet, and a near-human doll.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On sale date based on date in last panel of the Dick Tracy story in Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #54.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 48583

Cover added

  • 21/12/2019

Index completed

  • 21/12/2019

Last updated

  • 21/12/2019