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Dick Tracy-Crossovers 2018
« on: January 05, 2017, 03:50:02 PM »
The one with the the blue suit and the red tie? ;)

http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy

Kind of meta-fictional here, with references to other comic strips. I haven't followed Dick Tracy in decades. I checked the Return of the Moon Maid sequence awhile back, and knew that Joe Staton was doing the series now. Every once in awhile I have gone back (I thought The Mole was dead?). So, yeah, when I saw the late Denny Colt, I started checking it out every day.
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Re: Dick Tracy: Who was that masked man?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 08:10:10 PM »
Ha!  How neat!  :D
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Re: Dick Tracy: Who was that masked man?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 03:44:46 AM »
:)
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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 04:14:53 PM »
Now we have Pouch, Carrion & Julia, The Dragon Lady, and a reference to a certain bronze-skinned adventurer. I don't know what is going on, but it looks like fun. :)

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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 04:24:29 PM »
Cool!  What fun!   :)
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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 08:24:02 PM »
Joe Staton is one of my favorite artists, so I was pleasantly surprised back when he was announced as the new artist. (I got a sketch of the Huntress from him at a convention.) I think he fits the strip very well.

The Little Orphan Annie comic strip ended years ago, and on a cliffhanger. The story was actually resolved later on in the Dick Tracy strip, and both Annie and Daddy Warbucks have appeared a few times since.

The only thing I don't like is that Curtis and Staton have resurrected some villains that Chester Gould had killed off.

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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 10:12:37 PM »
Ah! So that's where The Mole came from...

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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 11:34:59 PM »
No. I was referring to BB Eyes and a few other characters.

The Mole was never killed off. He actually went to prison and reformed. It was the Mole's niece Molene who was killed off. (And Pouch killed Johnny Scorn, who was sort of responsible for her death, and actually got away with it!)

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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 11:58:44 PM »
I thought The Mole was killed when he ran his car into a train (or vice versa). They showed the body and everything. I wonder who this was instead?

This would have been about 1964...

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Re: Dick Tracy: Where are Terry Lee and Pat Ryan when you need them?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 01:49:55 AM »
The only villain I know of who died by crashing a car into a train is the Brain. But that was 1975.

The Mole was a one-shot villain. He was captured alive in the initial case and had reformed by the time he was released from prison.

(I used to have a hardback book with several early cases in it, and the Mole case was one of them. Unfortunately, I no longer have the book.)

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Re: Dick Tracy
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 05:29:27 AM »
The Spirit wears both his mask and gloves while he's sleeping...

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Re: Dick Tracy
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
Well, according to the Dread Pirate Roberts, they're terribly comfortable.
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Re: Dick Tracy-On television?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 03:48:11 PM »
ME-TV runs Perry Mason twice a day. Right now, the morning episodes are from the first season or so. In one show, Perry and Paul are discussion a case while, sitting on the desk between them, is what looks to be a framed pic of dick Tracy by Chester Gould...

And at some time in the past, the shadow of a certain felonious flightless fowl appeared...

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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers...
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 06:12:10 AM »
Skimming back over some of the older Joe Staton Tracy stories I've come across his meeting Popeye and The Phantom (actually he already knew Kit, he introduced him to his family). His vacation to Europe was somewhat of a long in-joke, with references to Arnie Sacknussum (sp), Hercule Poirot, Eric the Phantom, C. Auguste Duphin, and ending up fighting Abner Kadaver above Reichenback Falls.

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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers...
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 03:08:10 PM »
Ha, that's pretty cool, DG.  :)
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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers...
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 08:53:54 PM »
Also a mention of a police scientist named Barry Allen by a blind newsstand operator named Reggie. The last was a little vague to me, until someone mentioned he was from the first Flash TV show.

And in another strip, the murdered head of an aquarium is named Arthur Curry... He might have been killed by Phishface.
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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers 2018
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 05:38:14 PM »
http://dicktracy.info/2018-dick-tracy-green-hornet-crossover/

They emphasize that this is NOT a team-up.

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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers 2018
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 06:16:48 PM »
A character in the latest comic looks a LOT like Simon Stagg, from Metamorpho. And the character is named Simon.


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Re: Dick Tracy-Crossovers 2018
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 07:01:34 PM »
A character in the latest comic looks a LOT like Simon Stagg, from Metamorpho. And the character is named Simon.

I saw that. We'll have to see if he has a real neanderthal for a chauffeur.