Dick Tracy 1943-46

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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
S0390-0423 1943/01 - 5H G/G/G $20.00 on reverse Elmer(1H). Smokey Stover(4H)
S0390-0424 1943/02 - 3T G/G/G $12.00 on reverse Harold Teen(1HT) (2/14-2/28)
S0390-0425 1943/03/07 - T G/G/FR-G $3.00 on reverse Smokey Stover(HT), Vaseline Hair Tonic ad(HT)
S0390-0426 1943/04 - 4H FR-G/FR-G/FRG $10.00 on reverse Room and Board by Gene Ahern(2H)
S0390-0427 1943/05/02 - T G/G/G $4.00 on reverse Sweeney & Son(HT), Tiny Tim(HT)
S0390-0428 1943/05 - 3H FR-G/FR-G/FRG $7.00 on reverse Room and Board by Gene Ahern(2H) (5/2, 5/16, 5/23)
S0390-0429 1943/06/20 - H G/G/G $4.00 No reverse
S0390-0430 1943/06/27 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Camel War ad "He fights on the Ocean Floor"
S0390-0431 1943/06 - 2T BW G/G/G $1.00 (In Spanish), No reverse  (6/20, 6/27)
S0390-0432 1943/07/11 - T FR/FR-P/G $1.00 On reverse Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0433 1943/07/11 - H G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Harold Teen by Carl Ed
S0390-0434 1943/08/15 - H FR/FR/FR-G $1.00 on reverse Room and Board by Gene Ahern
S0390-0435 1943/10/10 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Camel War ad "Funafuti Taskforce"
S0390-0436 1943/10/31 - T FR-G/FR/VG $2.00 On reverse Tillie the Toiler(T)
S0390-0437 1944/05/14 - T G/FR-G/G $20.00 Death of Flattop! on reverse Harold Teen(HT)
S0390-0438 1944/06/18 - T FR/FR/FR $2.00 The Brow! on reverse Katzenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr
S0390-0439 1944/06/25 - T G/G/G $6.00 The Brow! on reverse Smokey Stover(1HT)
S0390-0440 1944/07/30 - T FR/G/FR-P $3.00 The Brow! on reverse Oaky Doaks by RB Fuller
S0390-0441 1944/08/27 - T G/G/G $6.00 The Brow! on reverse Oaky Doaks by RB Fuller
S0390-0442 1944/09/24 - TH FR/FR/G $2.00 Laminated, Death of the Brow! No reverse
S0390-0443 1944/10/08 - T FR/FR-P/FR $1.00 Shaky! on reverse Gasoline Alley(HT)
S0390-0444 1944/11/19 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 Shaky! on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
S0390-0445 1944/12/24 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 Shaky! on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
S0390-0446 1944/12/31 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $2.00 Shaky! on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
S0390-0447 1945/01/07 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 Shaky! on reverse BWP Nebbs by Sol Hess
S0390-0448 1945/01/07 - T G/G/VG $6.00 Shaky! on reverse Ripples(HT), Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0449 1945/01/14 - T G/G/VG $6.00 Shaky! on reverse Ripples(HT), Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0450 1945/01/21 - T VG/VG/VG $6.00 Death of Shaky! on reverse BWP Nebbs by Sol Hess
S0390-0451 1945/01/21 - T G/G/VG $6.00 Death of Shaky! on reverse Ripples(HT), Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0452 1945/01/28 - T VG/VG/VG $5.00 on reverse BWP Nebbs by Sol Hess
S0390-0453 1945/01/28 - T G/G/VG $5.00 on reverse Ripples(HT), Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0454 1945/01/28 - T FR/FR-G/FR $1.00 on reverse Ripples(HT), Pepsodent ad(HT)
S0390-0455 1945/02 - 4T G/G/VG $20.00 on reverse BWP Gasoline Alley(2T), BWP Henry(1T), Gumps(1HT)
S0390-0456 1945/03 - 4T G/G/G $20.00 on reverse BWP Henry(2T), BWP Terry & the Pirates(1T), Winnie Winkle(1T)
S0390-0457 1945/03/04 - H G-VG/VG/G $4.00 on reverse Gasoline Alley(TH)
S0390-0458 1945/04 - 5T G/G/G $25.00 on reverse BWP Henry(3T), BWP Terry & the Pirates(1T), L'il Abner(1T)
S0390-0459 1945/04 - 3H G/G/G $12.00 on reverse The Ripples(1H), Gasoline Alley(1TH), Moon Mullins(1TH) (4/8, 4/22, 4/29)
S0390-0460 1945/05/06 - T VG/VG/VG $5.00 on reverse BWP Henry by Carl Anderson
S0390-0461 1945/05/13 - T G/G/VG $10.00 First Breathless Mahoney! on reverse BWP Henry by Carl Anderson
S0390-0462 1945/05/20 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
S0390-0463 1945/05/27 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
S0390-0464 1945/06 - 4T G/G/VG $24.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse BWP Terry & the Pirates(1T), BWP Henry(3T)
S0390-0465 1945/06/03 - H G/G/VG $4.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S0390-0466 1945/07 - 4T G/G/VG $24.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Ripples(2HT), Winnie Winkle(2HT), BWP Henry(2T)
S0390-0467 1945/08 - 4T G/G/VG $24.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Ripples(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT), BWP Henry(3T)
S0390-0468 1945/08/26 - H G/G/VG $4.00 Breathless Mahoney! on reverse Captain Easy by Leslie Turner
S0390-0469 1945/09 - 5T G/G/VG $30.00 Breathless Mahoney/Itchy! on reverse BWP Henry(4T), BWP Blondie(1T)
S0390-0470 1945/10 - 4T G/G/G $24.00 Itchy! on reverse Ripples(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT), BWP Henry(3T)
S0390-0471 1945/11 - 4T G/G/VG $24.00 Itchy! on reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(3T)
S0390-0472 1945/12 - 5T G/G/G $30.00 Itchy! on reverse Ripples(5HT), Winnie Winkle(5HT)
S0390-0473 1945/12 - 5H VG/VG/VG $20.00 Itchy! on reverse Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher
S0390-0474 1946/01 - 4T G/G/G $16.00 on reverse Gumps(1HT), Winnie Winkle(1HT)
S0390-0475 1946/03/10 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $3.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0476 1946/04/07 - H FR/FR/FR-G $1.00 on reverse Katzenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr
S0390-0477 1946/05/05 - T FR/FR-P/FR $1.00 on reverse The Ripples(HT), Winnie Winkle(HT)
S0390-0478 1946/05/12 - T FR/FR/G $1.00 on reverse Pyrex ad(T)
S0390-0479 1946/05 - 4H G/G/VG $16.00 on reverse Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane(4TH)
S0390-0480 1946/06 - 5T VG/VG/VG $20.00 on reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S0390-0481 1946/11/24 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S0390-0482 1946/12 - 2T G/G/G $8.00 on reverse Little Orphan Annie(2T) (12/22, 12/29)
S0390-0483 1946 - 5H G/G/G $10.00 No reverse (4/28. 9/7, 10/5, 10/26, 11/3)
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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