Dick Tracy 1938-39

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Dick Tracy by Chester Gould  (0390-)  1st Appearance October 4, 1931  - The era of the Great Depression was also the era of the Gangster Headline. Out of the headlines of Al Capone and others came the premise for Dick Tracy. The creation of Chester Gould first hit the comics on October 4, 1931.  Dick Tracy’s stories were ground in realism. Thanks to the Dick Tracy, the kids of the Great Depression would learn that crime did not pay. Many ruthless villains would pit themselves against Tracy and many would also meet their doom because of it. Death and violence from the criminal world permeated Dick Tracy, and kept the close attention of the reading public.    The very early strips of Dick Tracy are very rare. When they are available, they command a very high premium and usually are scooped up quickly. Sunday Fulls ran into the early 40’s and sell very well. In the War years Gould started generating his most famous comical villains and side-characters by the hoard.   Early pages with characters like Flattop, The Brow, Breathless Mahoney and Gravel Gertie (and more), sell at a high premium as well. Runs of the title sell quite well into the 1970’s. Dailies are also quite sought-after and command a modest premium
Sunday Comics Links ---> Dick Tracy - 1931 to 1937 Dick Tracy - 1938-1939 Dick Tracy - 1940-1942
Dick Tracy - 1943-1946 Dick Tracy - 1947-up Dick Tracy - Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0390-0181 1938/02/20 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 On reverse Ralston ad featuring Tom Mix Postal Telegraph Signal Set(Pic)
S0390-0182 1938/02 - 2T G-VG/G/VG $10.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff (2/20-2/27)
S0390-0183 1938/03/06 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S0390-0184 1938/03/13 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S0390-0185 1938/03/13 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S0390-0186 1938/03/13 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse Prince Albert ad featuring Ol' Judge Robbins
S0390-0187 1938/03/27 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Katzenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr
S0390-0188 1938/03 - 4T G-VG/G/VG $20.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0390-0189 1938/04/24 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 On reverse Prince Albert ad
S0390-0190 1938/04 - 3T G-VG/G/VG $15.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff (4/10-4/24)
S0390-0191 1938/05/01 - F G/G/VG $8.00 On reverse Katzenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr
S0390-0192 1938/05/08 - F VG/VG/VG $8.00 on reverse Kaztenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr
S0390-0193 1938/05/15 - F G/FR/G $5.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0194 1938/05 - 2T FR-G/FR-G/G $7.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff (5/1, 5/15)
S0390-0195 1938/06/26 - T G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0390-0196 1938/06 - 3H G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(1H), Streaky(1H), Winnie Winkle(1H) (6/5-6/19)
S0390-0197 1938/07/17 - F G/FR/G $5.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0198 1938/07/31 - F VG/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Jane Arden by Barret & Ross w/Paper Doll
S0390-0199 1938/07 - 3T G/G/G $15.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff (7/10, 7/24, 7/31)
S0390-0200 1938/08/07 - F VG/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0201 1938/08/28 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Ella Cinders(H), Quaker ad featuring Dick Tracy Aviation Equipment(H)
S0390-0202 1938/09 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0390-0203 1938/10/09 - F G/FR/VG $5.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0204 1938/10/23 - F G/FR/VG $5.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0205 1938/10 - 5T G/G/G $25.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0390-0206 1938/11/06 - F VG/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0207 1938/11/20 - T G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S0390-0208 1938/12/04 - F G/FR/VG $5.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0209 1938/12/11 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(H), Winnie Winkle(H)
S0390-0210 1938/12/11 - T VG/VG/VG $5.00 on reverse Harold Teen by Carl Ed
S0390-0211 1938/12 - 2H G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Sweeney & Son(1H), Tiny Tim(1H) (12/4, 12/18)
S0390-0212 1939/01/01 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0213 1939/01/15 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0214 1939/01/15 - F FR-G/FR/G $3.00 on reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S0390-0215 1939/01/22 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0216 1939/01/22 - H FR/FR/VG $1.00 No reverse
S0390-0217 1939/01/29 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0218 1939/02/05 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0219 1939/02/12 - F G/FR-G/VG $6.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0220 1939/02/12 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0221 1939/02/19 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse The Gumps(H), Jitter (H)
S0390-0222 1939/02/19 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0223 1939/02/26 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0224 1939/02/26 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S0390-0225 1939/02/26 - T G/G/G $5.00 on reverse Sweeney & Son(1HT)
S0390-0226 1939/03/05 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0227 1939/03/12 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0228 1939/03/12 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S0390-0229 1939/03/19 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0230 1939/03/26 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse King of the Royal Mounted(H), Ace Drummond(H)
S0390-0231 1939/03/19 - T G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Bringing Up Father(1T)
S0390-0232 1939/04/02 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0233 1939/04/02 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0234 1939/04/02 - F FR/FR/VG $3.00 on reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S0390-0235 1939/04/09 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0236 1939/04/16 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0237 1939/04/23 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0238 1939/04/30 - F G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King (H), Corky (H)
S0390-0239 1939/07/02 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0240 1939/07/02 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0241 1939/08/13 - F FR/FR/VG $2.00 on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0390-0242 1939/08/20 - F FR/G/FR $3.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley(H), Corky(H)
S0390-0243 1939/08/27 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0244 1939/08/06 - T FR/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Beach-Nut ad(T)
S0390-0245 1939/09/03 - F G/G/G $8.00 on reverse Winnie Winkle(H), Sweenet & Son(H)
S0390-0246 1939/09/10 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0247 1939/09/10 - F G/G/G $8.00 on reverse Terry & the Pirates(H), Ivory Flakes ad(H)
S0390-0248 1939/09/17 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0249 1939/09/24 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0250 1939/09/24 - F G/G/G $8.00 on reverse Terry & the Pirates(H), Ralston ad featuring Tom Mix Six Shooter Premium(H)
S0390-0251 1939/10/01 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0252 1939/10/01 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0253 1939/10/08 - F FR/FR/G $4.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0254 1939/10/15 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0255 1939/10/22 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0256 1939/10/29 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0257 1939/10/29 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0258 1939/11/05 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0259 1939/11/12 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0260 1939/11/12 - F FR-G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0261 1939/11/19 - F G/G/G $8.00 on reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S0390-0262 1939/11/26 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Thimble Theatre by Doc Winner
S0390-0263 1939/11/26 - F FR-G/FR/VG $6.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0264 1939/12/03 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0265 1939/12/10 - F G/G/VG $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0266 1939/12/24 - F G/G/VG $10.00 Christmas Special, on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
Sunday Comics Links ---> Dick Tracy - 1931 to 1937 Dick Tracy - 1938-1939 Dick Tracy - 1940-1942
Dick Tracy - 1943-1946 Dick Tracy - 1947-up Dick Tracy - Dailies

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